New model agency for darker skin girls

 

Choco Media Models is a new model agency that promotes darker skinned black models

Much has been made on social media on the positive lack of representation of darker skinned women in the media. Lupita Nyong’o did much to dispel the myth that darker skinned women couldn’t be beautiful. But despite the actress’s numerous front covers and editorials on the pages of the glossiest fashion magazines, there’s still a lot of work to be done to hold up darker complexions as a beauty ideal.

Dark skinned women are still being insulted, ignored or shamed. Remember the recent furore about people posting racist comments on MAC’s Instagram of a black model at New York Fashion Week? Or the NFL footballers Brennan Clay and Tony Jefferson who made fun of the dark skinned model in a bikini line up and then there’s the recent debacle on Zoe Saldana having to go blackface and wear a prosthetic to play Nina Simone in the new biopic, that got everybody asking, where are the dark skinned actresses who could have played this role?

Choco Models is the brainchild of 22-year-old Kereen Hurley, a performing arts student. who explained, ‘There was a huge incident recently about a woman being too dark to enter Dstrkt night club. Social media can be very cruel when it comes to dark skin woman, criticising their skin tone and facial features. There are a lot of ignored comments about the lack of dark skin girls in the entertainment industry and this can ruin their self esteem. I started a new dark skin empowerment and model management company called Choco Media Models. It’s a company that empowers dark skinned woman in the UK, to help rebalance self esteem issues.’

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By setting up her agency, Kereen hopes to help darker complexioned woman get more opportunities in the entertainment industry. ‘Dark skinned woman are frustrated about their lack of opportunities, creating Choco Media Models would create a huge difference.’

If you’re interested send your pictures and details to: chocomedia@hotmail.com. Kereen says, ‘We welcome all types from curvy, slim, African, Caribbean, broad noses – the list goes on.’

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14 Comments

  1. by Isabella on 09/06/2017  2:51 PM Reply

    Hi I'm 20 years ...I want to audition for modelling....currently in Zimbabwe.

  2. by Sharon W on 05/11/2017  8:03 AM Reply

    I'm a 65 year old chocolate beauty.
    How may I help you further your dream?

    • by Reshma on 05/31/2017  6:21 AM Reply

      I am brown color. I am 17 and interested in modeling.

  3. by Ann piath on 05/05/2017  2:13 AM Reply

    Hi
    I'm 23 and I did modelling sometimes during my high school, I'm currently in Nairobi, Kenya and planning to move to Dubai..I'll be glad to be considered..Thank you

  4. by joyce on 03/25/2017  10:22 PM Reply

    m 20 n interested

  5. by Nyariak on 03/24/2017  9:43 PM Reply

    Hello am new and i would like to get more details thank you

  6. by Keniesha on 03/09/2017  11:35 PM Reply

    Hello
    I'm very interested & would love to know how to join. I am 21 and really interested in modeling.

    • by IShelley on 03/10/2017  10:08 PM Reply

      We've left the details in the article, contact: chocomedia@hotmail.com for more details.

      Good luck,

      The BBH Team

  7. by Diana on 03/03/2017  12:22 PM Reply

    hey there,
    i was just wondering how old do you have to be to apply.

    • by IShelley on 03/10/2017  10:10 PM Reply

      Hi there

      Thanks for your enquiry. Contact chocomedia@hotmail.com for more details.

      Regards,

      The BBH Team

  8. by Tinger on 09/02/2016  10:46 AM Reply

    You guys prove again and again that there is nothing in white color... keep rocking. This post is so inspiring.

  9. by Lauryn ec on 06/18/2016  12:22 PM Reply

    Hi
    Am 15 years old I just want to say what you're doing is so amazing and motivating, especially for dark skinned teenage girls out there. Ever since I became a teenager I started to get bullied about my skin tone at school, public places and my community. It sometimes really affects my self-esteem and makes me feel like an outsider. Thank you so much for starting this agency I would really like to get involved to encourage dark skinned girls out there, that we are equally beautiful just as other girls.

  10. by Shanola Grandison on 04/08/2016  2:50 AM Reply

    Hi there :)
    I would love to know how to join your agency and how old you have to be. I am 17 and really interested in what you do.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can.

    Best,
    Shanola x

    • by IShelley on 04/08/2016  5:22 PM Reply

      Hi Shanola
      Thanks for your response. Contact chocomedia@hotmail.com and ask them directly.
      Regards
      BBH Team

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