Buzz·Updated on Feb 20, 2019. Posted on Feb 19, 201929 Beautifully Stunning Models Who Aren't Bella HadidLiteral melanin goddesses.by by Brianna HoltBuzzFeed Staff, by Saavon SmallsBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Grace Mahary @gracemahary View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Not only is Grace a model, she's also a fashion and social activist. In 2015, she started Project Tsehigh, a nonprofit that aims to fight energy poverty. From walking on the runways of Victoria's Secret, Chanel, and Valentino to using her platform to bring awareness to global poverty and issues in the fashion industry, Grace is a multi-talented fashion mogul. 2. Kyle Kellogg @kkelloggxo View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Represented by Muse, Kyle is known for her popping freckles and daring glare. She's been featured in Teen Vogue and often works with Nike. From her IG stories, it's evident that Kyle has a down-to-earth, comical, and relatable personality. 3. Anok Yai @anokyai View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Anok is the second black model to open a Prada show after Naomi Campbell, and the first Sudanese model to do so. She was discovered at Howard University homecoming when a photographer snapped her pic. The photo began to circulate on the Internet and dozens of modeling agencies started reaching out for representation. 4. Leila Nda @leila.nda View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Leila was discovered at the early age of 16 while out and about. She's walked in Victoria's Secret fashion shows and is represented by Elite Model Management. She's passionate about cosmetic products and hopes to start a charity foundation to prevent poverty in Africa and improve education. 5. Riley Montana @loveme_rileym View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Riley made her debut after she booked Givenchy's spring campaign and pre-fall look book. Aside from being a top model, she has an associate degree in Nursing and wants to start a nonprofit for foster kids. 6. Zuri Tibby @angelzuri View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Zuri was scouted at the early age of 15 at a shopping mall. She's the first black model to be a spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret PINK and has walked for PINK in every show since her debut in 2016. 7. Cindy Bruna @cindybruna View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Cindy was the first model of color to ever walk exclusively for Calvin Klein. She's also walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and is the third model of color to be the face of a Prada campaign. 8. Jourdan Dunn @jourdandunn View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There's nothing Jourdan Dunn can't do. She's a mother, a top-earning model, and is declared an icon by models.com. She appeared on the February cover of British Vogue in 2015, becoming the first solo black model to be featured on the cover in 12 years. 9. Leomie Anderson @leomieanderson View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Leomie is a British model and fashion designer. She's walked in four Victoria's Secret fashion shows and launched her fitness clothing line, LAPP in 2017. She's an advocate for models of color and has a lovable sense of humor. 10. Ugbad Abdi @iamugbad View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Ugbad is a new face in the fashion scene. She's represented by NEXT Models. We're excited to see what she'll book in the future but we feel confident it'll be big! 11. Selah Marley @selah View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Wondering why this face looks so familiar? Selah is the daughter of singer-song writer Lauryn Hill. Standing at just 5'3" and recently signed to NEXT, Selah has already accomplished a lot, like walking a Chanel show, posing in a Calvin Klein ad, and being a part of Kanye West’s Yeezy lineup. 12. Nisaa Pouncey @nisaapouncey View this photo on Instagram instagram.com We don't know too much about Nissa yet but we do know that she SLAYS. She's worked with NARS, MAC, and walked a number of shows. More to come, we're sure of it. 13. Oumie Jammeh @jammehoumie View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Oumie has walked for top designers like Miu Miu, Valentino, Givenchy, Altuzarra, and Loewe. She's inspired by Naomi Campbell and has trained in dancehall, claiming that dancing has helped her perfect her walk. 14. Shanelle Nyasiase @shanellenyasiase View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Shanelle had dreams of being a flight attendant so that she could travel all over the world. Turns out, she's still able to see the world, just in a different industry. She's booked an Alexander McQueen campaign, walked for Loewe, and continues to add experience to her fashion resume. This Nairobi model is someone to look out for. 15. Mical Bockru @micalbockru View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Mical is pretty new on the scene but already making major moves like walking for Gucci in fall 2016. Aside from modeling she has a love for yoga, learning languages, and is considering college, and even acting. 16. Herieth Paul @heriethpau View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You might recognize this beautiful face from the 2018 Victoria's Secret fashion show. Herieth is breaking boundaries as she has walked for Diane von Fürstenberg, Lacoste, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Armani, Cavalli, and more. With covers in Elle and Vogue Italia, she'll only continue to rise up from here. 17. Mélie Tiacoh @MELIE_TIACOH View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Mélie is a French model who is best known for walking the runway at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2018. She has walked international runways for several top brands such as Dior, Avon, and Ralph Lauren. Mélie has also been featured in several magazines such as Vogue Japan and LIFE magazine. 18. Eniola Abioro @eniolaabioro View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Before modeling, Eniola was a kindergarten teacher in Lagos. She was first approached by Few Models, an agency back home, and then convinced her family that she had a chance to have a stable career in modeling. Since then she's worked for top brands like Loewe, Miu Miu, Victoria's Secret PINK, and Off-White. 19. Aube Jolicoeur @aubejolicoeur View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This top Haitian model was once told she was lucky to survive, let alone walk, after being involved in a car accident. Today she is booking jobs with Yeezy, Miu Miu, Steven Meisel, and Marc Jacobs. 20. Brionka Halbert @brionkahalbert View this photo on Instagram instagram.com While there isn't too much on Brionka out there we know she's worked with Levi's, Yeezy, Ardene, and has been featured in Elle. Signed to Next, her work list will only get longer and longer. 21. Anais Mali @realanaismali View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Anais is a French model and designer. You might recognize her face from The Weeknd's "Mania" music video where she was cast as the main model. She's walked for Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Cynthia Rowley, and Carolina Herrera and more recently has focused on her bodysuit line. 22. Alexis Sundman @alexissundman View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Alexis might be a newer face to us, but she's very prominent in Paris. Her interest in modeling sparked after she attended a competition and headed to NYC to seek representation. Signed to Next Models, she's booked shows with Chloé, Off-White, Rodarte, and Gucci. 23. Duckie Thot @duckieofficial View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Duckie finished in third place on the eighth cycle of Australia's Next Top Model and made her debut at the Yeezy S/S 17 show. She is best known for being a face of Fenty Beauty, a top job in the fashion industry. 24. Cheyenne Maya Carty @chey_maya View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The new VS runaway model was first discovered at an ice skating rink with her friends. Cheyenne has the whole IG game down to the T. She's big on skincare, haircare, and staying hydrated and wants to start her own line of hair products one day. 25. Iesha Hodges @ieshahodgesofficial View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This Brooklyn-native is known for her cute buzzcut, long legs, and platinum blonde hair. She’s modeled for Oscar de la Renta, Christian Cowan, Miu Miu, and more recently walked in the 2018 Victoria's Secret fashion show. We love her look and the representation it brings to the fashion world. 26. Jourdana Phillips @jourdanaelizabeth View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Recently seen strutting her stuff on the 2018 Victoria's Secret runway, Jourdana is a teacher-turned fashion model. With a degree in Child Education from NYU, she decided to give modeling a shot after collecting a hefty college debt. Since then she's booked jobs with Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Yeezy, Saint Laurent and the rest is history. 27. Sabah Koj @iamsabaah View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sabaj was a newbie to the 2018 Victoria's Secret runway and KILLED IT! Following this South Sudanese-Australian on Instagram is the best thing you can do for your feed because she is constantly serving looks and top fashion. 28. Grace Bol @gracebol View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Recently spotted in the 2018 Victoria's Secret fashion show, Grace had her big break when she walked for Givenchy. Her family fled South Sudan’s civil war and she made her way up to NYC from Kentucky, where her career took off. 29. Chavi St. Hill @chavisthill View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Signed to Muse Models, Chavi is breaking down walls in an industry that often times told her she was too big to pursue anything. Despite the critiques that she's received, Chavi walked for Savage x Fenty, arguably one of the greatest gigs out there.