Model Joan Smalls: “Beauty is universal”

December 5, 2013 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus


On the fashion industry’s lack of diversity:

“People hide behind the word aesthetic. They say, ‘Well, it’s just that designer’s aesthetic.’ But when you see 18 seasons in a row and not one single model outside a certain skin color…? There are people in the industry who are advocates, who support diversity. And there are people who do not. I don’t get it. Beauty is universal. These doors have to open.”

… says 25 year-old Puerto Rican fashion model.

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