Beverly Johnson defined the term “super model” back in 1974 when she was the first black woman to grace the cover of Vogue magazine at the beginning of her career. She broke through racial barriers and demonstrated that all women are chic. WERK! I remember being taken by Beverly Johnson’s image on magazine covers when I was little, and not even realizing how major it was to have an African American woman, reflecting my own brown skin as a symbol of beauty in media. Beverly Johnson represented the innate, regal splendor of black women.
In addition to magazine covers, in Johnson’s career as a model she has sashayed down many a catwalk, done commercials, television and film (most recently in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds), her own successful wig line and now, her very OWN docu-series! Beverly’s Full House debuts on the OWN network this weekend, on Saturday, March 31.
We will get to see how a true diva, who’s been giving glamor on the real, lives, loves and relates to her daughter, Anansa. Johnson and her daughter, also a model, and now a married woman with her first child, have apparently experienced a strained relationship. This was a total surprise to me as I’ve know Ms. Johnson to always publicly speak of, and dote on her daughter. But as we know, mother/daughter relationships can be particularly challenging. It will be great to see this relationship heal, as three generations live under one roof!
I have always loved Beverly Johnson as an iconic representation of black beauty and sophistication. (When I saw that she followed me on Twitter I almost passed out! LOL!) To find out more about this beauty/fashion maven click here ! I will definitely be tuning in on Saturday nights at 10pm EST.
To find out where the OWN network airs your area, go to OWN’s channel finder here ! In the meantime, catch a quick sneak peek of the show!
Will you be watching?