I remember when the magazine went on sale. I was working in Downtown Los Angeles. I remember seeing the magazine all over the news stands. Let's just say as people walked by the stands, I heard some of them make some not so nice remarks pertaining to her dark skin tone.
I who at that time bought every fashion magazine that was to be sold, can tell you there was some controversy with her being featured on the cover.
We have come a ways since then, but we still have a lot further to go. So Happy 36 Birthday to beautiful Alek Wek. Thank you for giving dark chocolate girs someone to look up to.
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