Malaika Firth’s first ever campaign is the starring role in Prada’s autumn/winter 2013 advertising campaign which makes her the first black model to star in a Prada advert since Naomi Campbell in 1994.
Firth said she was “completely ecstatic” when she found out she had secured the campaign, which also stars Christy Turlington.
“The shoot was great,” she told The Telegraph. “Unfortunately I didn’t get to speak to Christy as she was busy with hair and makeup but she looked beautiful and also looks like a really lovely person.”
Firth’s potential was first spotted by her very own mother, who took it upon herself to call Premier Models and tell the agency of her daughter’s model credentials after watching Channel 4 documentary The Model Agency in 2011.
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