Models Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum are showcasing their melanin magic with their gorgeous group spread for Allure April 2017 issue. Photographed by Patrick DeMarchelier, the three bombshells show off their natural beauty with textured tresses and glowing skin.
With diversity continuing to be a huge issue in the beauty and fashion industries, the mag celebrates women of color with words of wisdom, solidarity and brilliance from 41 women of color. Inside, the women talked about their personal journeys and about the importance of celebrating the beauty of diversity.
Aamito shared her personal struggles on accepting and loving her Black skin:
“Growing up in Uganda, I did not fit into the ideal. I was too dark. I was too tall. But I didn’t really notice I was black until I came to the U.S. Here I’m black, whereas I was just a person in Uganda.I grew up loved by my family. That love enabled me to love what I saw in the mirror. I learned to love my skin too much to fit someone else’s script. It is the same love that keeps me safe from comments that would otherwise offend me.”
Click through for more breathtaking images and behind the scenes footage from the spread.