She's got the look!

By Drum Digital
08 August 2010

SHE’S blonde, has high cheekbones, striking hazel-brown eyes and lips that wouldmake NaomiCampbell jealous. She’s also 1,8 m tall with legs that go on forever, slim hips and the grace of a colt. Little wonder she’s in demand to star at fashion shows and feature in photographic campaigns around the world.

But Diandra Forrest is remarkable for more than just her beauty. She’s the first albino African- American to land a major modelling contract – and after a childhood of taunts and name-calling she’s enjoying living the high life.The 20-year-old New York native was spotted by talent scout Shameer Khan as she was walking down a street in the Big Apple at the age of 19. “I took one look at her and thought, ‘Wow, that girl is beautiful!’. I caught up with her and spoke to her about modelling and she was very interested.”

He presented her to agencies and Elite Model Management – one of the leading agencies in the world – offered her a contract immediately. Diandra’s former agent there, Calvin Wilson, says when he saw her pictures he couldn’t take his eyes off her.

“I remember my first reaction was, ‘Wow, she’s just incredible’. It’s been a challenge, sure, but a challenge we welcome.”

Read the full article in DRUM of 16 September 2010

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