Meet Alek Wek
Style bible Elle magazine took a leap of faith when they featured a dark-skinned, Sudanese model called Alek Wek, on the cover of their November 1997 issue. However, the result was a phenomenon with thousands of readers writing letters of support, thrilled to see different standards of beauty in the fashion industry. Oprah later commented to Alek on her show, "If you'd been on the cover of a magazine when I was growing up, I would have had a different concept of who I was."
Meet Russell Simmons
Forbes Magazine recently named Russell Simmons one of “Hollywood’s Most Influential Celebrities.”
USA Today named Russell Simmons one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years,” calling him a “hip-hop pioneer” for his groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fashion, finance, the jewelry industry, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy.