Beverly Johnson Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of Her Groundbreaking Vogue Cover

Iconic supermodel Beverly Johnson returned to “Tamron Hall.” She looked back at her prolific career and celebrates the 50th anniversary of her groundbreaking Vogue cover—being the first Black model featured on the cover of American Vogue in 1974. She joined the episode titled “Big Debuts” for a walk down memory lane and she told Tamron about her new off-Broadway show “Beverly Johnson: IN VOGUE.”

Beverly Johnson is a trailblazing figure in the fashion industry and beyond. Here are some fun facts about her:

Beverly Johnson made history as the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974. Her appearance on the cover of Vogue marked a significant milestone in the fashion industry, breaking down racial barriers and opening doors for other Black models. In addition to modeling, Beverly Johnson has ventured into acting.

She has appeared in television shows and movies, including “Martin,” “Law & Order,” and “Crossroads.” Johnson is also an entrepreneur. She has her own line of hair care products catering to women of color, reflecting her commitment to beauty and diversity. Beverly Johnson has authored several books, including her memoir “The Face That Changed It All,” where she candidly discusses her experiences in the fashion industry and beyond. Throughout her career, Johnson has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the fashion world, using her platform to promote greater representation of people of color.

She appeared on the reality television show “She’s Got the Look,” which aimed to discover new talent in the modeling industry for women over 35. Beverly Johnson has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to fashion and society, including induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Johnson is actively involved in charitable endeavors, supporting causes related to education, women’s empowerment, and health awareness, among others.Beyond her achievements in fashion and entertainment, Beverly Johnson’s legacy as a trailblazer and role model continues to inspire generations of women of color striving for success in various fields. More inside and a video clip….

Beverly wearing Sergio Hudson, Cute!

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