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Beverly Johnson: I Was the First Model of Color to Do a Vogue Cover—but Didn’t Have Enough Bread to Buy the Mag!

CAPTION: Beverly: Good genes. Empty jeans.

Beverly: She's got the genes. It was her jeans that lacked.

It’s been exactly 35 years since Beverly Johnson made history as the first African American woman to grace the cover of Vogue.

Still, she recalls that moment like it was yesterday—particularly the part about not being able to pay for her own ravishing image.

“It’s as exciting today as it was then. And that most certainly has to be—after the birth of my daughter— one of the most exciting things Continue reading