AFRICANGLOBE – 19 year old Kenyan born Malaika Firth is the new face of Prada Autumn/Winter 2013. Why is this huge? You may ask. This is very huge considering the fashion house prefers to book white models.
Malaika is the second Black model ever to front a campaign for Prada. The only other Black model to book such a campaign was Naomi Campbell back in 1994.
Malaika has previously walked for Prada shows in Milan and is currently signed up with Premier Model Management in London the same agency that discovered Naomi Campbell when she was 16. Malaika was photographed for the autumn/winter 2013 Prada campaign alongside supermodel Christy Turlington.
This new campaign can only mean that she should be prepared for the next level of modelling fame.