*One of the world’s first black supermodels has a few thoughts to share regarding the nation’s first African American first lady.
“Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty,” says Iman, the Somali-born model and wife of rocker David Bowie, to Sunday’s Parade magazine. “But she is so interesting looking and so bright. That will always take you farther. When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you. If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age.”
“One had the field ni**er and the house ni**er. There was this notion that I was chosen by white fashion editors to be better than the rest, which I am not,” she added. “I did not like being thought of as the house ni**er.