On an episode of “The Face” Wendy Williams joined the Naomi Campbell as a special guest judge. Wendy decided to throw out a question to Devyn Abdullah, a 22-year-old aspiring model from the Bronx.
Wendy: Is it hard to be a black girl model?
I’ll let these lovely gifs from speak for themselves:
Needless to say, Naomi flipped her wig.
Maybe Devyn hasn’t noticed how the modeling industry treats “black” models or even models with “brown” skin, but think she’s in for a rude wake up call, regardless of what she considers herself. Maybe Devyn needs to have a sit down with Naomi, Tyra, Iman, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls (yeah, I know she’s Puerto Rican, but she has constantly referred to herself as “black”), just so she can hear the issues they’ve faced.
But on the other hand, if she wants to walk around referring to herself as “not a black model”, that’s her choice. Right?
*Btw...before anyone else posts another "Don't you know Puerto Ricans are black too" comment, as a person with a Central American & Irish background, yes, I realize some Puerto Ricans are black..just like some people from Belize and other Latin countries are black...but time after time, people on Clutch's comment section, have expressed issues when a Latina refers to themselves as "black" i.e, Zoe Saldana.*