Crews | Day 13 | Grace Jones and the First Black Supermodels

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People will tell you she doesn’t make the cut.
 
She wasn’t a true supermodel. Too androgynous. Too loud. Not pretty enough. Her own boyfriend said she had a grotesque beauty. Boy bye.
 
Yet, Grace Jones somehow made it from the pews of a holiness church in Jamaica to bearing her gorgeous body on the cover of magazines and being a muse to musicians, painters, and culture makers for decades.
 
So, when we found a picture of Grace Jones laughing with Iman and Beverly Johnson, we knew we had to celebrate their crew of Black models.
 
Join us for the juice.

Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excepts reference or played during this broadcast. You can find original content that was referenced or played here:

Pull Up To The Bumper| Grace Jones:
https://open.spotify.com/track/653Fi3bqMxQQQmjw72ur6G?si=e5a260c64b4142a8

I Wanna Be Your Lover | Prince:
https://open.spotify.com/track/2XLAzm8bMDSI7MhbRW8nVj?si=ddee1f97710d4ea2

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