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Albino Model Diandra Forrest features in FASHIZBLACK Magazine’s “Underground Beauty” Spread for the April/May 2013 Issue



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From Kanye West’s “Power” to Katy Perry’s “E.T” music videos, the presence of Albino models is quickly becoming something to reckon with and the fashion industry is not being left behind. The April/May 2013 issue of Paris-based international fashion magazine FASHIZBLACK is set to hit newsstands with exciting and artistic editorial sections, one of which is with albino model Diandra Forrest.

American fashion designer Bill Witherspoon was one of the first to feature a model with albinism, O’Brian in his 2011 fashion show at the Africa Fashion Week in New York and now Diandra is showing them how it’s done in this issue of Fashizblack magazine. Talking about her new fame, the model in an interview with BBC explained  “It matters to me to be here because I want to change the way people see girls with albinism in the continent.”

Beauty truly transcends all stereotypes. Take a look at the fashion editorial below.

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Photographe / Photographer: Olivier Brauman
Direction Artistique / Art Direction: Melanie Vagenheim
Coiffure / Hair: Kim Chincolle
Make-Up: Bea Barbat
Mannequin / Model: Diandra Forrest @ Angels Models

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  1. Edith

    May 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Super, l like this

  2. goldfinch

    May 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

    her mouth though

    • goldfinch

      May 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

      ah now i see that’s how are lips are.
      thought she was making it look like that

    • Non professional opinion

      May 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I agree, it’s beautiful!


    May 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

    congrats girl

  4. sarafina

    May 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Now that’s a model

  5. freemouth

    May 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Im so impressed by this a gold fish truly has no hiding place way to go girl.

  6. mariam

    May 16, 2013 at 9:43 am

    she makes every colour of the cloths come alive. happy with this development

  7. heeba

    May 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

    she looks like a white person that has had plastic surgey ,surgery to the lips.
    but this is au naturel!! Black don’t btw a lot of white people are trying to get her features

    • yimu commenters

      May 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      What sort of comment is this?

  8. heeba

    May 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    White people are trying to look like this and they spend thousands of dollars trying to look this good. U go Girl Black in all different shades…..

  9. koko

    May 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    love her/…..
    pls check out my blog guys…

  10. Retrochic

    May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

    she is pretty

  11. bibi

    May 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Trully artistic

  12. Zero

    May 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Am I d only one see this? This chic na Albino noww, wey wear wig and all..good thing they can actually transform their looks to look lyk Oyinbo small..gurls dat is…

  13. Hurperyermie

    May 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I love it

  14. Oh Puhleese

    May 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Love it!

  15. Angie

    May 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I love it but love more that her parents did not hide her away and gave her the opportunity to pursue her dreams!!! You go girl…

  16. chi chi

    May 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    That third picture where she’s wearing the neon-green jeans = Gorgeous!

  17. dimpled freak

    May 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    @ ZERO name is befitting. cant believe bella naija posted such a racist and ignorant comment kmt. anyway beautiful, lips are to die for, like someone said black in all shades.
    ps @ Zero “read the bloody title” dummy!!!

  18. Berry Dakara

    May 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I see her on 4Aces/Catherine Marion all the time.

    Job well done!

  19. Miracle

    May 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    If her hair was dark, I think she would have been more beautiful…

  20. obitalk

    May 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    beautiful we come in all shades and we should embrace this.

  21. JaneO

    May 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    @ zero……. Please learn to read well, I refer you to the first word on this article.

  22. Ms. Jayee

    May 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Albino tinz!!!

  23. d

    May 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    dis is fierce, really nice

  24. jinx

    May 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    @ zero duh!

  25. salsera

    May 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Great pics,
    Hope she isnt sucked into the be skinny for pics phenomenon – just be you

  26. Miss Anonymous

    May 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Wow! She looks nice! Almost makes me want to be an albino :-0

  27. Sleektouchbigboldbeautiful

    May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t think her lips are that fab. It’s scary

    • Tunmi

      May 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      same here. I’m glad she’s doing her own thing but hm…

  28. yoyo

    May 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    sorry but am i the only one seeing this??
    Glad she conquered this barrier in her life.. hopefully she focuses on her health and starts eating her meals now.

  29. Sarah Adebayo

    May 17, 2013 at 5:56 am

    SHE IS BEAUTIFUL! truly. When i was a child my mother adopted our maid’s daughter who was a albino.. I used to braid her, wash her ,dress her and parade with her in our neighborhood. my mum took good care of her and put her in the same private schools we attended. we protected her, and he is still considered as our little cousin. The fond memories i still have about my mum, she used to rescue the voiceless and the less powerful. we all grew up to be like her. God bless her heart, she truly raised us well.

  30. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 17, 2013 at 8:13 am

    If she had dark hair,I wldn’t know she is albino

  31. iba

    May 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    she is very beautiful. I wish we could celebrate them more and not have general sterotypes about them.
    We had a very pretty one too in school. when she walked by everyone stared at her. lol I think some of them are quite fortunate to have a really good and clear skin

  32. babygirl

    May 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

    @Zero, you must be a daft to post such a racist comment. If we blacks cannot appreciate our own irrespective of skin color that one do not have power over, how do we then fight it to the entire world to appreciate us? and b the way, are you also blind to the heading? mtshew…

  33. doris

    May 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    happy for her

  34. blackblack

    May 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    she is definitely talented…seen so many so called “models” who cant even pose but physically look like models

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