Model Yomi Abiola Talks About Experiencing Rejection in the Fashion Industry Because of Her Race.

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Model Yomi Abiola was the first African face to score a contract with cosmetics giant Maybelline. She’s also graced many publications all over the world, including Elle and Vogue Italia. When Yomi was signed to a major modeling agency in London at the age of 15, for the first time in her life she felt that her beauty had been validated. But the feelings of elation and validation soon changed when she began to encounter stereotyping and rejection in the fashion industry due to her skin color.