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Elaine Welteroth, 29, becomes Teen Vogue’s youngest editor-in-chief

MAKING HISTORY: Elaine Welteroth

MAKING HISTORY: Elaine Welteroth

ELAINE WELTEROTH has become the youngest person to be appointed the title of editor-in-chief at Conde Nast after taking the top role at Teen Vogue.

The 29-year-old, who has served as the magazine’s Beauty and Health Director since October 2012, will replace the glossy’s founding editor Amy Astley.

Elaine is also only the second African-American to ever hold the title in the company’s 107 year existance (the first being Keija Minor, who was appointed editor-in-chief of Brides in 2012).

Her CV includes stints at some of the publishing world’s top magazines, including the senior beauty editor post at Glamor and beauty and style editor at Ebony.

Anna Wintour, Condé Nast artistic director and editor-in-chief of Vogue, described Elaine as “fearlessly at the forefront, inspiring young trendsetters with her sophisticated take on emerging fashion, beauty and pop culture” and said she was confident the young fashionista would “lead Teen Vogue to the next phase of its success”.

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