Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1974, and Beverly has been featured on over 500 magazine covers.
The New York Times named her one of the 20th-Century's most influential people in fashion.
Johnson is the mother of successful plus-size model, Anansa Sims Patterson. Her complex relationship with Anansa is explored in the new OWN docu-series Beverly's Full House.
Johnson has a niece with Downs Syndrome and is a spokesperson for the Global Downs Syndrome Foundation. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has a portrait of Beverly Johnson on display as part of its "The Black List" exhibition, featuring photographs of 50 iconic African Americans.
Johnson recently launched a new beauty line — Model Logic by Beverly Johnson — which includes hair care products and Beverly Johnson Ponytails. It is available at Target stores nationwide. For more information on her beauty line, please visit www.beverlyjohnson.com that sells, haircare, ponytails, skincare and bath & body products.
Beverly is an avid golfer and can be found on the golf course when not in front of the camera. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California with her two collies Flame and Hollywood.
Follow Beverly's official Twitter @BeverlyJohnson1 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SupermodelBeverlyJohnson.