When it comes to black women, beauty has no boundaries. Sinous frames, high cheekbones, cocoa, caramel and golden complexions, kinky and curly hair—  black women have it all.

Black models are flaunting their good looks and strong genes on the covers of Vogue, Elle, GQ, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar to landing coveted spots on Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List. On the runways in New York to Milan and Paris, brown sugar reigns supreme.

Many of these gangly beauties believe in altruism and have added philanthropist to their list of credits. Raising money for women and children, and relief in Haiti and Japan, they lend their talent and time to worthy causes.

Here are highlights of some of the leading 20 glamazons at the top of their game plus a bonus feature, quite a few are fresh faces and fashion’s rising stars. –yvette caslin 

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  • zobop republic

    Wow! You mean they put Black people on the ‘cover’ of a mainstream magazine?
    I’m overwelmed.

  • Dory

    the pic that have for Melodie Monrose is Chanel Iman