SOUTH LONDON model Leomie Anderson, who made her debut in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year, revealed she was shooting with the Sunday Times Style today (Jan 28).
The 22- year-old, who was the only British model to appear in the highly-anticipated show for the lingerie giant, posted a picture from behind the scenes on Instagram.
“Shooting for Sunday Times Style today,” she told her followers.
The young beauty appeared in Sunday Times Style back in 2011 – then 19 – and gave a candid interview about racism in the modelling industry and why she wouldn’t let it spoil her dreams.
“Shadeism definitely exists,” she told the publication at the time. “There are different attitudes to different shades of black. Lighter-skinned models are used more than darker-skinned ones, and if darker models are used, it tends to be for a traditional African look.”
And in November, she told the BBC the fashion industry still “has a long way to go especially when it comes to the shade of models”.
“I definitely feel that there has been a lot of improvement in the industry with [the] use of black models, but I would definitely say that it has a long way to go especially with regards to shade.
But she hasn’t let that hold her back, showing the beauty in all shades when she strutted her stuff on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in December.
She later admitted, she cried “like crazy” when she realised what she had been a part of.
Taking to Twitter after the show, she wrote: “Nah I’m actually crying like crazy lol. I’ve only now taken in what I’ve been a part of.”
“Naomi Campbell. Tyra banks. Like are you serious. I’ve walked in their footsteps? It’s really surreal to me,” she added.
The beauty, who was one of 10 new angels, was inundated with messages of support on Twitter after the news was announced by the official Victoria’s Secret page last week.