Rihanna has an eye for great talent. The budding fashion and beauty mogul who previewed her Fenty in Paris last week cast a 67-year-old model that has been taking the industry by storm.
JoAni Johnson, a stunning grey-haired Harlem native standing at just 5 feet 4 inches tall, has worked with the likes of Oswald Boateng, Pyer Moss, and CDLM clothing among others. Johnson’s career is only a few years old but she has already been featured inVogue,Allure, andEssencemagazines to name a few, and made her New York Fashion Week debut last year.
In 2016, Johnson and her late husband were walking through Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood when a photographer asked to take her photo. Johnson didn’t want to do it at first, but her husband encouraged her to let the woman snap the photo, and the rest is history.