5 Jamaican Top Models Who Changed the Face of Fashion

These women changed the game


British and American models such as Tyson Beckford, Jourdan Dunn, and Naomi Campbell have always taken pride in their Jamaican roots, and yet some of fashion’s more influential beauties were born and bred on the island itself. With newer faces like Tami Williams and Kai Newman taking over the runways in Parisand New York, there’s no better time to look back at the original Jamaican game-changers. From legendary model-turned-musician Grace Jones to multitalented Tom Ford favorite Nadine Willis, these five Caribbean beauties flew the flag with flair.

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“A seminal beauty of the late ’80s, Robyn Mackintosh grew up in Montego Bay before heading to the States to pursue modeling. Blessed with a dramatic pout and high cheekbones, her sleek look attracted the attention of photographer Steven Meisel, who cast her for his very first cover of Italian Vogue.”


Robyn Mackintosh

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