Anok Yai just became the second black woman ever to open a Prada show. The first was Naomi Campbell. Anok took to Instagram to thank Miuccia Prada, along with her team, for the opportunity, writing “Can’t believe I’m the first black woman to open for Prada since queen @iamnaomicampbell, forever grateful.”.
The model’s monumental runway walk is especially incredible as she was just discovered last fall while attending Howard University’s homecoming. Weeks later, she signed with Next Models. And just one month ago, she made her runway debut at Prada’s Menswear Fall 2018 show.