8 Gen Z Babes Who Are Changing the Face of Modeling

Seeing Aerie’s new winter campaign featuring models who don’t adhere to narrow, high-fashion beauty standards made me very happy.

It shows girls that you don’t have to be a size two or have a certain skin color, the perfect eyebrows, or acne-free skin to be beautiful. Seeing models who are skinny and promoting “Fit Tea,” or models who don’t represent the various skin tones and hair textures, doesn’t really fuel positive feelings towards yourself.

But there are a few models and influencers right now changing the game and showing it is okay to be yourself and represent the millions of gorgeous women in the world.

1. Diana Veras

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Diana Veras is a model in New York with beautiful curly hair and thick eyebrows. This Dominican beauty has been featured in fashion shows and many magazines and has modeled for many designers. Diana is one of the new faces for American Apparel for their Aerie campaign.

2. Dounia Tazi

outtake 4 @diesel x @dazed luv these pix ✨

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Dounia Tazi is a model and influencer that lives in Queens,New York. She has modeled for Forever 21 and many other magazines.This hottie is a big advocate for fat shaming and slut shaming along with her best friend Mina Mahmood. She is also a singer and songwriter with a mixtape coming out soon.

3. Mina Mahmood

When u just bought 10lb of sushi but the F train playin with ur schedule 📸 @tru.tbh

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Mina Mahmood a beautiful influencer and a plus sized model, that lives in New York. She has worked with celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath and has been featured in multiple magazines to raise awareness about fat shaming.

4. Mallory Merk

Mallory Merk this beautiful redhead freckled face babe lives in New York. Making waves in the modeling industry with her beautiful hair, freckles, and amazing eyebrows. Working with people like Zendaya and Pat Mcgrath. Mallory had appeared in early 2016 in Lil Yachty’s “1night” music video.She is also a singer and songwriter and has a successful EP out.

5. Gabrielle Richardson

1992 Nirvana fan

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Gabrielle Richardson is a Philly native who lives in New York. This babe is one of the @arthoecollective curators. She has modeled for Pat McGrath, Refinery29, and Urban Outfitters. She has the most beautiful gap in between her teeth and a beautiful head of hair. She is a advocate for #blacklivesmatter, ending slut shaming, women, and making sure artists get paid.

6. Genesis Vega

No ordinary love.

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Genesis Vega is a gorgeous petite model,influencer, and a New York native. She has modeled for Nike, Elle, Slashed By Tia, and Vogue. She is very passionate about women’s rights and slut shaming, black lives matter, and petite models being accepted just the same as regular models in the industry.

7. Salem Mitchell

bubblegum baby in brooklyn

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Salem Mitchell beautiful is a model from California. Flaunting her beautiful lips and freckled face she has modeled for Gucci, Vogue, and UNIF. She stands up for women’s right, rights of P.O.C., and awareness of cultural appropriation.

8. Odalys

False alarm 😉

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Odalys is a New York based model. She was one of Lil Yachty’s video vixens in the music video “1night” with Mallory Merk. Odalys has her own style and personality trading in everyday hairstyle for one unique to her. She stands up against slut shaming and police brutality against P.O.C.

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