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Meet the 9 gals behind British Vogue's new diverse cover making waves in the industry

Queer Eye’s Tan France is fan.

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MAY’S ISSUE OF British Issue features “nine trail-blazing models”, all with varying skin tones.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said the models featured are “each changing the face of the fashion industry in their own way”.

… Including Halima Aden and Adut Akech, born in the same refugee camp in Kenya.

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… As well as Radhika Nair, the first Indian to walk a Balenciaga runway.

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And Korean it-girl  Yoon Young Bae.

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‘Bae’ indeed.

Faretta, the one name wonder, also snags a spot.

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Fran Summers was offered an on-the-spot contract from the same modelling agency that made Kate Moss a household name.

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Not bad for a gal from Yorkshire.

Vittoria Ceretti studied psychology in school, and is now the face of Tiffany & Co’s signature scent.

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Paloma Elsesser plays muse to Pat McGrath, and posed nude for Glossier’s Body Hero Campaign.

And finally, Selena Forrest, who was “discovered” when a security guard stopped her for smuggling alcohol in her cooler on a beach.

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Legend.

Edward Enninful continued:

What really struck me, despite their varied backgrounds, was how similar they all were. Kind, engaged, socially minded and impressively sweet to one another.”

Queer Eye’s style guru Tan France posted the cover to his Instagram Story, saying he “couldn’t be prouder to be British right now”.

More of this please!

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