It’s undeniable – 27 year old Deddeh Howard is absolutely beautiful, and her modeling skills slay. She’s born in Liberia but is based out of L.A nowadays, where she works as a blogger and a model.
It’s hard to be a black model in the industry with sufficient role models and inspiration, since there’s such frequent racism in the industry.
Modeling since a teen, Howard faces rejection on a regular basis due to the color of her skin. She was compared to models like Iman and Naomi Campbell, the main black models that managed to break into the mainstream.
She was sick of being compared to white girls that she thought others found to be more beautiful, as well as being compared to the only black models that people knew enough about to draw reference to. Understandably, Howard was annoyed about being represented by one person and being told she looked like them just because of her race.