Malaika Firth

Firth was encouraged by her mother to try out modeling, after watching an episode of “The Model Agency”, which featured a documentary about the Premier Model Management. Her mother called up the agency and arranged a meeting with them. After attending an open-call casting, Firth was signed on the spot.

 

Beginning her modeling career at age 17, Firth soon began modeling internationally: She gave her runway-debut at the New York Fashion Week SS2012 for Odilon. She gained attention from the fashion industry after walking in the SS2014 Prada menswear show and starring in the Prada-fall 2013 campaign, which also featured Christy Turlington, Catherine McNeil, Cameron Russell, Freja Beha Erichsen, Fei Fei Sun and Rachel Williams and was shot by Steven Meisel.[6][8][9] With this feat, she became the first black model in 19 years to score a Prada campaign. The last black model to book a Prada campaign was Naomi Campbell for the fall 1994 campaign. — Source