The “Beverly’s Full House” Interview
Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was the first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, and her beautiful face has graced over 500 magazine covers.
Named by one of the 20th Century's most influential people in fashion by the New York Times, Johnson is also the mother of successful plus-size model, Anansa Sims Patterson. Her complex relationship with Anansa is explored in the new docu-series Beverly’s Full House which debuted on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) on March 31st.
Beverly has a niece with Downs Syndrome and is a spokesperson for the Global Downs Syndrome Foundation. And the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has a portrait of her on display as part of its "The Black List" exhibition, featuring photographs of 50 iconic African Americans.