Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Supermodel Naomi Sims Dead at 61

Naomi Sims, the fashion model who in 1968 became the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, has died. She was 61.

Sims, said by some to be the first black supermodel, died Saturday of cancer in Newark, N.J., her son Bob Findlay told The New York Times. It had been decades since she left the runway to become an author and launch her own wig empire.


  1. She was an icon in the industry. My mother loved her!

  2. RIP. I used to have pics of her on my wall when i was a teen. Beautiful chocolate skin, she had.

  3. She was a beautiful woman with a lot of heart. RIP