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July 10, 2014
When I was a child, I remember viewing the cover of Life Magazine which featured the first black supermodel, Naomi Sims, when it first came out around 1969 (as well as viewing the inside photos). She was the first black model to ever appear on their cover. Naomi Sims was definitely a fashion model icon. Life was one of the magazines my parents consistently purchased for our household. I remember thinking how beautiful Naomi was and hearing how ground breaking it was for a black model to appear on the cover of a major magazine such as Life (since the publication was extra large, in size, it was even more memorable). As a little black girl, Naomi's elegance spoke volumes to me when I saw Life magazine and subsequent publications featuring her. Naomi was also the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies Home Journal (1960s). It was virtually impossible for black models to be accepted in the modeling industry (when Naomi got her big break in the 1960s)and she had intelligent ways to work around the often closed-door system to ultimately be accepted without altering her elegant style nor who she was. She paved the way for future supermodels Pat Cleveland, Beverly Johnson, Iman and those thereafter who all owe her a depth of gratitude. Glad she was able to attend Oprah's Legends Ball before she passed away. Rest In Peace.
May 05, 2014
March 16, 2014
She and I were the same age, I loved what she did for us black girls back in the sixties, she will never be forgotten
December 18, 2013
And no resident will say: “I am sick…” Isa 33:24. We can expect this to be a reality in the near future; perhaps you or I may see those missing from our lives due to sickness that leads to death. Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends.
September 05, 2013
I admire what she overcome in her lifetime breaking barriers from our home town of Oxford ,Mississippi . I wish I could've got to know her she was my grandfather niece my second cousin . Thanks for the memories.
April 14, 2013
I'm so proud that the Lord gave us an chance to know an beautiful lady like you Ms. Sims. I'm an dark colored young lady and if you can hear me from the wonderful place you are now all i have to say is Thank You Sister and you will never be forgotten angel.
February 13, 2013
"Of all the colors in the crayon box the deepest and darkest colors still have beautiful hues.Remembering Naomi in this fashion still takes my breath away.
October 10, 2012
My wish for you, Where there is pain, I wish you peace & mercy. Where there is self doubt, I wish you a renewed confidence in you ability to get through this. Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding, patience, & renewed strength, where there is fear. I wish you peace, love, and the courage . That only can come from. GOD.
October 10, 2012
To the family of ms sims, how my heart broke upon hearing about this beautiful lady. Taken so early. May the creator of the universe give you comfort.
July 13, 2012
"You are not only an inspiration to Black or African American women, but to any woman and anyone who has felt adversity while trying to fulfill their dreams. I pray your legacy lives on and your life continues to inspire others to go after their dreams with Jesus Christ by their side."

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Ms. Naomi Sims - Fashion Model Icon, Writer of Beauty Books & Entrepreneur (Wig Company) The first Black Super Model of the Sixties

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