Top 50 Black Instagram Influencers | Women Models

Looking for Black Instagram Influencers to Follow in 2020? This article gives you the broadest and definitive list of the most followed as well as budding Black women models of Instagram you should follow RIGHT NOW.

We tried to avoid well established Black Models who are primarily in entertainment or Professional Runway modelling, in this list. But the line distinguishing both is becoming thinner by the day, as many Black runway models are started to embrace the IT Girl status.

This Black Instagram stars list includes popular influencers from many continent and different fields; from body positive Instagram accounts, black Women Travellers, Entrepreneurs, Cosplayers to yoga enthusiasts, we’ve covered it all. While some are sharing fashion tips for their community, others are charismatic everyday women’s, whom their followers seem to cherish. So let’s dive into the world of best Black Instagram Influencers of 2020:


Instagram Account@mermaidsoulll
Followers10 K
Instagram Descriptioncreative at @sheamoods
USPPictures of Self in Beautiful Locations


Instagram Account@nycxclothes
Followers20.6 K
Instagram DescriptionSisters with a knack for storytelling & bringing people together
USPDocumenting lives, Visual Storytelling

Shelcy and Christy were Born and raised in Haiti and moved to New York City (NYC) after the tragic 2010 Haiti earthquake. They studied Neuroscience and International Business in college and after witnessing lack of black women excelling in creative careers, they decided to start video blogging their lives in the Big Apple. NYCxClothes is a visual storytelling platform exploring New York and fashion through a multicultural lens.


Instagram Account@a.a.k.s
Followers21.1 K
Instagram DescriptionMaker of colourful handcrafted bags in Ghana
USPluxury Ghanaian products

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi was born and raised in Ghana. She had a passion for art from an early age but the opportunities in her native land were almost none, so she moved to London. After getting BA (Hons) Fashion degree from Kingston University, she learned the tricks of the trade under numerous brands like Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson & William Tempest.

She eventually moved back to Ghana before she turned 30 and established AAKS, introducing beautiful bags made from raw raffia, by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa.


Instagram Account@helloafua
Followers24 K
Instagram DescriptionThinking beyond borders + building global brands
USPForbes Africa’s youngest power women in Africa – 2014. Digital media entrepreneur

Afua Osei is a Co-Founder of Motherland Mogul Media (MMM), a lifestyle brand for millennial multicultural women. Digital media platform “She Leads Africa” and the networking “SLAY Festival” are some of the well-recognized initiative under MMM.

Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, her Instagram reflects her success story, an inspiration to all the black women’s out there.


Instagram Account@consciousnchic, @kathleenelie
Followers25 K & 15 K
Instagram DescriptionLive your BEST #sustainable life!
USPEthical and Sustainable Lifestyle

Kathleen Elie was born in Montreal (Canada), lived in the Netherlands (Europe) and now live in the United States. She is a Creator @ConsciousNChic, posting Instagram pics about ethical fashion, sustainable travel, healthy food, non-toxic beauty. With 25 K followers on her professional (@consciousnchic) Instagram handle, she ranked 46 on our Black Instagram Influencer list.


Instagram Account@influencingincolor
Followers28 K
Instagram DescriptionTogether, we are a FORCE. A positive influence for women of ALL colors Commitment to inclusion & diversity
USPInfluencers Moms

Brandy Gueary (@authentically.b), Shay Sweeney (@shaymone), Meghan Adams (@imgoodlikemeghan) and Nikki Gamble (@newtexacali) are the Houston, Texas based influencers behind this amazing Instagram Handle.

Shay Moné is a fashion blogger and a mom of three children (Ashton, Aubri, and Averi J.), who loves to share her passion for style & home décor.

Meghan Adams is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston with a Bachelors in Fashion & Retail Management and currently works as a social media co-ordinator for one of the world’s most leading luxury fashion brand.

Nikki Gamble is also a fashion blogger and mother of two, working full time with @InfluencingInColor and Newtexacali.

Brandy Gueary is a mom of one and has been an elementary school teacher for nine years. She currently works full time with @ InfluencingInColor.

Witnessing lack of diversity in the influencer space, the four ladies decided to join forces to establish a fashion arena for women of color and all.


Instagram Account@jadepurplebrown
Followers35 K
Instagram DescriptionColor obsessed Visual Artist.
USPGraphic Designer/ Entrepreneur

Jade Purple Brown is a Graphic Designer in NYC. She is originally from Chicago and went to school for Fashion Marketing & Management. In the tail end of the program, she realized her true passion for Art & Design.

She eventually got a Job in Designing, learned the details of the trade and in 2019 quit her job to become an entrepreneur.


Instagram Account@onegrloneworld
Followers41 K
Instagram DescriptionCalifornia girl who’s got an incurable case of the travel bug!
USPBlack Girl Traveller

Francesca Murray was born and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She then started her career as a publicist, married a nice man and has one beautiful baby.

Then in 2009, she studied abroad in Portovenere, Italy and her life took a U-turn for the better. Since then she have lived in Spain, worked in France and travelled to 25 countries, sharing her journey with her followers with this amazing Instagram (@onegrloneworld).


Instagram Account@ chefdanie
Followers41 K
Instagram DescriptionThe Culinary Architect 🔪 International Chef Slayer
USPcelebrity chef

Daniella Abraham is a South Florida native with a background of Haitian and Dominican origin.

Professionally trained at “Le Cordon Bleu”, Paris, specializing in both cuisine and pastry, Chef Danie currently is a Miami based Culinary Architect and Internationally renowned celebrity chef.


Instagram Account@micaelaverrelien
Followers43 K
Instagram DescriptionFashion gave me a voice!
USPbeauty and lifestyle influencer

Micaéla Verrelien was born in Boston Massachusetts and raised in Brockton Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with a BA in accounting and MIS. Always inclined towards the field of fashion and beauty, she moved to New York to make a name for herself. Living in a single parent house (Her father passed away when she was 12) and being the youngest of five, she finally found her voice as a fashion and beauty influencer. Through her Instagram she shares beauty tips and wellness mantras.


Instagram Account@theyusufs
Followers47 K
Instagram Description#sistering from #refugees to #entrepreneurs
USPBold & Feminine aesthetic fashion

The Yusuf sisters were born in Somalia and migrated to Canada in the early 90s. They were raised in Toronto, Canada and currently lives between the United States and Canada.

Nasteha has started her career in NYC, where she worked in product design and marketing with fashion brands like Valentino, Soho House and Calvin Klein.

Nuni modeled for about 5 years and appeared in many international commercials, print magazines and runway shows.

In 2016, the Yusuf sisters decided to come together to start their fashion and lifestyle blog.


Instagram Account@ynotkeeb
Followers56 K
Instagram DescriptionPro HairArtist Lifestyle content empowering WOC
USPEmpowering Women of Color


Instagram Account@hey_ciara
Followers 57 K
Instagram DescriptionQuit my job to travel the 🌎 Houston & Beyond!!
USPSolo Female Traveller

Ciara Johnson is a 20 something millennial out of Houston, Texas. She made full use of experience in various study abroad programs and found fondness in Travelling. She Travelled to Panama, India & South Africa through these programs.  

After graduation she worked in a corporates Human Resources for nearly 2 years, saving money to pursue her passion for Travelling.

She quit her job and made solo travelling her full time gig.

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Jaw dropping Waterfalls, lush rainforest canopies, piercing volcanos, stunning beaches, SLOTHS, mangos, plantains, monkeys, treehouses, adventure activities, Caribbean vibes(on the Caribbean side) and the ‘pura vida’lifestyle(Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world…seriously look it up!) are a few of the things that drew me to Costa Rica. . . Many of you ask me how I choose destinations and I feel like it’s highly dependent upon your interests. Instead of choosing a location based off recommendations and then choosing things to do, I prefer to think about what interests me and THEN choose my destination based on that. Fortunately, I’m down for any adventure. Here are some of the things I’ve done in Costa Rica & what you can expect to do if you visit: . . I’ve swam in both La Fortuna Waterfall near Central Costa Rica and Oropendula waterfall near Rincon De La Vieja National Park. . I’ve slept in an open air off the grid(no AC/electricity/hot water) near Puerto Viejo where I saw fireflies for the first time and woke up to the sound & sight of monkeys at dawn. . I soaked up the Caribbean vibes of Puerto Viejo, where most of the Afro-Costa Ricans and indigenous communities are settled. . I took surfing lessons in both Samara and Puerto Viejo, with some surfing instructors that are pretty easy on the eyes. . I (attempted) stand up paddle board yoga on Lake Arenal, one of the most serene settings in the country. . I’ve eaten unidentifiable fruits in San Jose’s street markets. . I’ve soaked in geothermal hot springs near La Fortuna and taken volcanic mud baths in Guachipelin hot springs near Rincon de La Vieja. . . I’ve hiked Volcano Cerro chato & it was absolute hell. But glorious too. . . I’ve white water rafted the Pacuare river, which is known to have some of the best rapids in the country. It felt like a seen out of Jurassic Park. . . And much much more. Does Costa Rica sound like a place you’d love? . . . . PS. In hindsight, this coconut was sold with a straw, but definitely should have rejected it. 🤦🏾‍♀️ [sp]

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Instagram Account@musingsofacurvylady
Followers74 K
Instagram DescriptionThe Curvy Darling + Bubbly, Effervescent Creative Directress of #MusingsofaCurvyLady.
USPPlus Size Fashion Blogger

Thamarr Guerrier is a fashion Blogger out of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a full time Progressive Care Nurse, who started this alternate journey as a hobby, way back in 2012. Today the fashionista handle both aspect of her life with love, passion & confidence.

Mantra: Loving myself and the body that I have and styling it well.


Instagram Account@oneikatraveller
Followers85 K
Instagram DescriptionUsing travel to empower, educate & explore.
USPaward-winning travel blogger

Oneika (pronounced oh-KNEE-kah) Raymond is the host of Travel Channel’s One Bag and You’re Out and Big City, Little Budget. She is a former educator who holds a M.Ed. in French Education.

A travel Junkie, Oneika has travelled 115 countries on 6 continents till now.


Instagram Account@thekitchenista
Followers89 K
Instagram DescriptionSelf-taught cook & #kitchenistadiaries creator.
USPmouth-watering and belly-rumbling Food

Angela Davis is an amazing self-taught home cook, food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer and mom of two residing in Detroit. Join her @thekitchenista to explore ingredients, techniques and tools that will make the food you love even better.


Instagram Account@natashandlovu
Followers93 K
Instagram DescriptionModel & Content Creator | London
USPPersonalized Style Assembly

Natasha Ndlovu is a London based model, blogger and photographer. She graduated in BA (Visual Arts) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and then worked in the fashion industry for a long time.

She writes about fashion, photography, beauty and travel through her acclaimed blog and shares the same on her Instagram Account. This amazing Instagram content creator ranked 34 on our Top 50 black Instagram influencers list.


Instagram Account@kellyaugustineb
Followers93 K
Instagram DescriptionBX boo + Fashun + Marketer
USPPlus size fashion and lifestyle

Kelly Augustine was born and raised in New York City. The multi-talented influencer graduated with B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations from The City College of New York and also got a Certificate in Brand Management Experience from Fashion Institute of Technology.

Through her blog and Instagram, Kelly shares her personal style with a focus on plus size fashion, Brown beauty & cosmetics and NYC lifestyle; with a viewpoint of encouraging diversity within the digital space.


Instagram Account@kelawalker
Followers94 K
Instagram Description7 times Emmy Nominated Media Maven | LifeStyle Authority
USPStyle Curator

Born 1983, in North Carolina, Kéla Walker is a famous New York Emmy Nominated Entertainment & Lifestyle Authority. Kela was the creator, producer and host of several programs focusing on celebrity news, fashion trends, cultural and lifestyle content throughout New York City.


Instagram Account@waityouneedthis
Followers99 K
Instagram DescriptionOn a mission to help women get the fashion girl look
USPAccessible Style & Home Décor 

Janelle Marie Lloyd hails from Atlanta, Georgia but made NYC her second home, living here for more than a Decade. She graduated in interior designing and recently completed her post-graduation in MBA from NYU.

She shares accessible personal style, shopping advice and home décor content on this amazing Instagram (@waityouneedthis). 


Instagram Account@lifebymary_
Followers102 K
Instagram Descriptionmy life captured in a nutshell
USPPersonal Life & Travel blogging


Instagram Account@fisayolonge
Followers105 K
Instagram DescriptionBlogger at Owner @kaicollective & @anaccidentalbutterfly
USPclothing for multi-dimensional women

From Dropping out of college, to being an auditor for one of the Big Four professional services firms, and to establish her own luxury womens-wear brand “Kai Collective” in 2016, Fisayo Longe is a London based British-Nigerian fashion blogger and entrepreneur, whose Journey is an inspiration to all the women’s.


Instagram Account@ironyofashi & @f.l.a.i.r_
Followers119 K
Instagram DescriptionFashion | Travel| Lifestyle | Corporate Professional
USPAccessible and High Fashion Professional clothing

Agatha is a Houston based fashion, lifestyle and beauty blogger. She has been blogging for a few years (@ironyofashi) and started her online store “Flair by Ashi” for a little over 2 years while working full time as an accountant in the oil and gas industry.


Instagram Account@blackbeautybag
Followers142 K
Instagram DescriptionBlogger & Content creator since 2007
USPAfrican Street & High Fashion


Instagram Account@chiziduru
Followers148 K
Instagram DescriptionBeauty • Fashion • Lifestyle • Travel
USPYoutuber with Kinky 4c hair related Content

Chizi Duru is a budding Youtuber who generally posts 4c hair-related content and has around 405 K subscribers. She studied Biology with a minor in communiucation in college and is a beloved Instagram influencer.


Instagram Account@candicenikeia
Followers153 K
Instagram Description💕#BLACKLIVESMATTER @dailyaffirmationswithcandice
USPPersonality Development, Growth & Support

Candice is a Los Angeles based influencer, who originally hails from a small town in Indiana. She has worked in various national commercials, as an actress, in the past and currently provide motivational, support and self-growth content to her followers,


Instagram Account@jadorefashion
Followers159 K
Instagram DescriptionShoe/brunch obsessed mama to Nolan & Nova Attempting to balance life, 9-to-5 job & blog in style
USPStreet Style and Nigerian Culture Content

Stella Adewunmi was born and grew up in Enugu City, Nigeria. Her Nigerian name is ‘Uzoamaka’, which means, “My way is good”, and from that she was nicknamed “Uzo” by her close and loved ones. Stella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master in Business and Finance.

Famed as DMV’s most influential fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Maryland, Stella’s Instagram content include her current fashion obsessions, street style inspirations and her lifestyle.


Instagram Account@spiritedpursuit
Followers186 K
Instagram DescriptionEase, style and creativity.
USPTravel Photography and Guide

Lee Litumbe was born and raised in Cameroon. She pursued a Finance degree and works as a Financial Analyst for a big MNC. Along with that she was always drawn towards her passion for Travel and Photography.

Learning from various online sources, she now also pursues her career as a Photo Editor and Creative Director, where she writes and curate dynamic stories paired with captivating photography.


Instagram Account@cocobassey
Followers187 K
Instagram DescriptionContent creator, digital marketer, girl on the internet. ✨ nyc🍎 & atl🍑
USPMillennial fashion and lifestyle influencer

Coco Bassey is a Nigerian native based in New York City and Atlanta. A Thyroid cancer survivor, Coco, works full time in Corporate Marketing while also running her passion project: Millennielle.

Through her amazing Instagram, she shares personal style, DIY projects, travel and other inspiration with around 190 K followers.

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happy new year!!!✨ #2020

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Instagram Account@chelseaolivia13
Followers194 K
Instagram DescriptionPetite Travel Blogger| Obsessed with Jesus & AL🏈
USPAffordable Travel & Fashion Looks Content


Instagram Account@ megan.milan
Followers214 K
Instagram DescriptionLuxury Travel Agent| Fashion | Creative Content
USPProfessional Model


Instagram Account@kihmberlie
Followers230 K
Instagram DescriptionThe girl in front and behind the camera
USPout-of-the-box photo-shoot sets

Kimberly Douglas is a 24 year old creative genius. She creates a professional photo shoot set right at her home, with daily props, a creative mind and a lot of hard work. On top of that she shares details of how every photo in her portfolio came into existence.


Instagram Account@ mariamadiallo_
Followers235 K
Instagram DescriptionUntil we are all okay, none of us are.
USPProfessional Model


Instagram Account@asiyami_gold
Followers254 K
Instagram DescriptionVisual Storyteller 📷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative Director x Founder|
USPContent Creator and Curator

Asiyami Gold is a freelance multi-faceted curator and creator, who in 2013, launched “ASIYAMI GOLD”, a creative agency with a keen eye for design and distinctive aesthetic.

‘Asiyami’ translates in the Abua language as ‘Family’, while ‘Gold’ was the name given to her by her great-great grandmother. She also is a Creative Director and Founder at Shop (short for Asiyami Gold), with a philosophy of Empowering women globally while feeding visual curiosity.


Instagram Account@miryamlumpini
Followers277 K
Instagram DescriptionThe Witchdoctor™ Los Angeles
USPTattoo Artist

Miryam Lumpini is a Swedish-born tattoo artist and painter. Famously known as the “Witch Doctor”, Miryam is one of the best tattoo artists in Los Angeles.


Instagram Account@tanykarenee
Followers302 K
Instagram Description
USPContent Creator and Curator

Tanyka Renee is a Brooklyn native who grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. Earlier in her career she started modelling and even played defensive end for the Philadelphia Passion in the Lingerie Football League.

Currently, she is a well-known international Travel Blogger and Mentor.


Instagram Account@cydbee
Followers329 K
Instagram DescriptionThe Girl with the Blue Eyes
USPBeauty & Lifestyle

Cydnee Black is a Denver native, currently living in Los Angeles. She started her YouTube channel in 2013 to share Makeup/Hair Tutorials, Vlogs & Beauty/Style Advice.

Currently she has 1.3 Million YouTube subscribers with over 42,285,518 views, and an Instagram follower count of more than 320 K.

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I love coming home ❤️ 📸: @sneakypika

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Instagram Account@bahayogi
Followers430 K
Instagram DescriptionPeace of mind is the real bag
USPYoga Enthusiast and Trainer

Alexandra Kaufman obtained her 200 hour Teacher Training certification from Green Monkey Yoga in Coral Gables, Florida in 2015. She started sharing her Journey via her official Instagram (@bahayogi) and currently has more than 430 K followers.

She is graduated in BA Philosophy from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and obtained her E-RYT200, NASM CPT Certification amongst many others, along the way to her success.


Instagram Account@kieraplease
Followers647 K
Instagram Description🐛🦋
USPBlack Female Cosplayer

Kiera Please is the most popular black female cosplayer and musician based in Los Angeles. She loves to express herself by dressing up like various beloved characters from across the pop-culture universe, with a touch of her own cool style.


Instagram Account@af85
Followers698 K
Instagram Description
USPAmerican track and field athlete

Allyson Felix is an American Olympic and World champion in track and field 200m/400m events. She shares fitness and inspiration post on her Instagram.


Instagram Account@chaneldelisser
Followers749 K
Instagram DescriptionLA | Online Fitness Coach
USPCustom Nutrition and Workout Content

Channel Delisser currently works as a licensed Occupational Therapist. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is the Founder CocoFitCamp.


Instagram Account@yababeth
Followers769 K
Instagram DescriptionDon’t fear change, Realize your power
USPCustom Meal plans & Workouts program Content
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Happy Thursday!!!🚨Double like + Save + Share. . . There is no doubt that all want to improve our health, our wellness, and our happiness. While good intentions can point us in the right direction, one of the hardest things to do is face up to and break bad habits. With years, and even decades in the making, shaking off bad habits is no small task. No matter what your bad habit is exactly, there are a few strategies to break away from old patterns. . Develop a substitute plan. Breaking habits is not about stopping but substituting. When you plan in advance to consciously choose something new, in place of your old habits, you are halfway there. . Change the larger pattern. Have you ever noticed that you skip doing abs at the end of your evening workouts? Maybe you need to reschedule and only lift in the mornings, and leave cardio for after hours. By looking at and changing the larger pattern, you can instantaneously eliminate bad habits. . Get support. There is absolutely no sense in going it alone. Get a running buddy, join a new gym. Call a friend, or a family member and get refocused on your goals. .——————————————- ‼️Try this leg and cardio workout. I like to mix free weights and cardio to add the extra burn on the legs, it gives me the combination of power and strength and feels great. ⚠️I do this one in 4sets of 20reps for each exercise. . 🎯PLEASE TAG A FRIEND AND SAVE THE WORKOUT FOR LATER. And let me know how it goes. Love you guys!!❤️ .— 1️⃣Sled pushes 2️⃣Battle ropes 3️⃣Elevated DB squat with resistance bands 4️⃣Hack squat machine variations 5️⃣Sissy squats 6️⃣Cable pull throughs 7️⃣Heels elevated DB front squat 8️⃣Elevated Lunges 9️⃣Heels elevated DB deadlift

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Instagram Account@fancy85fit_
Followers800 K
Instagram Descriptionstrength and growth comes with continuous effort | Coach NASM-PES/FNS
USPActive Duty US Soldier

Staff Sergeant Frantzcesca Casimir is originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in New Jersey. Along with her armed force duties, Frantzcesca, obtained her NASM-PES/FNS trainer’s certification. She then launched “Fancy Fit”, where she offer online training program to help women all over the world reach their body goals.


Instagram Account@queennyakimofficial
Followers876 K
Instagram DescriptionQueen of Dark 🇸🇸
USPdark skin colour IT Girl

Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model who is nicknamed “Queen of the Dark”. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a die-hard fan following on Instagram for her dark skin colour.


Instagram Account@ westbrooks.crystal
Followers1.2 Million
Instagram DescriptionLove & Light 🌙
USPInstagram Model
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Gardening in my @fashionnova FashionNovaPartner

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Instagram Account@ellarie
Followers1.3 Million
Instagram DescriptionMommapreneur
USPInstagram Beauty Blogger


Instagram Account@ clermonttwins
Followers1.5 Million
Instagram DescriptionThat Bitc*h (.)
USPInstagram Models


Instagram Account          @ chloexhalle
Followers2.7 Million
Instagram Descriptionjust two girls who love making music in our living room 👽🎶❤️
USPSinger Duo
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#georgefloyd RIP 🙏🏽❤️

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Instagram Account          @ lira_galore
Followers               4.2 Million
USPBeauty Curator
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Class Act @fashionnova FashionnovaPartner

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Instagram Account          @ winnieharlow
Followers               7.8 Million
Instagram DescriptionSpeaking ur truth tho it might create conflict or tension Living in harmony with ur values Making choices based on what u believe
USPFashion Model & IT Girl

Chantelle Whitney Brown-Young, known professionally as “Winnie Harlow”, is a Jamacian-Canadian fashion model, and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo.

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Dress code was “Excellence” ✨

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