Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model Ebonee Davis On Why She Embraced Her Natural Hair
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/19/2018, 8:43 a.m.
Source: The Grio
Sports Illustrated launched their annual swimsuit edition with a little #BlackGirlMagic!
First, there was African-American model Danielle Herrington gracing the cover—making her only the third black model to ever land the coveted spot!
Following the announcement she made her first appearance on “Good Morning America” where she shared how she was “in tears” when she got the news. “I put in so much work,” she shared. “I reached my dream.”
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Not surprisingly, she was also heavily inspired by Tyra Banks who was the first black woman to grace the cover in 1997, followed by Beyonce in 2007.
“She’s how I found out about Sports Illustrated,” she told GMA co-anchor Michael Strahan. “I remember watching on ‘The Tyra Banks Show,’ she said, she was the first black woman to cover Sports Illustrated. I just always aspired to be like her and follow in her footsteps.”
And model Ebonee Davis, who also graces the inside portfolio, is also breaking barriers.
Ebonee Davis once believed that she had to wear relaxed hair with weaves and extensions to make it as a model. But the minute she embraced her natural hair, she discovered her authentic self and her career really took off.