Huh?! Black Model on ‘The Face’ Says She’s ‘Not Black’

Naomi Campbell thinks her statement is a 'disgrace'

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Source: Oxygen

Bronx native Devyn Abdullah told judges on Naomi Campbell’s Oxygen TV show “The Face,” that she doesn’t consider herself to be a “black” model, because she’s “fair-skinned” even though by all accounts she is black, Hello Beautiful reports.

The exchange happened between the 21-year-old Devyn (pictured) and talk show host Wendy Williams, during an episode last week.

Wendy: Is it hard to be a black girl model?

Devyn: I don’t really consider myself as a black girl model. I know what my ethnicity is, but I’m fair-skinned and I feel like I have an international look.

Wendy: So you don’t feel black?

Devyn: No, that’s not what I said, whatsoever.

Naomi Campbell (to other judges): What the f*ck does she mean? That’s a disgrace! She’s a black girl.

Read more and watch the video at Hello Beautiful.

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  • http://twitter.com/DominiqueStorni Dominique Storni

    I’m not sure why everyone is so uppity about how this person chooses to self identify. *shrugs* Leave her alone!

  • http://twitter.com/dangerouslee Dangerous Lee

    She is not fair skinned and trying to not identify as what you’re, especially when you’re Black is indeed a disgrace. She needs a reality check!

  • lamont chandler

    If you are not black I’m confused. You can be Carmel like me but your still chocolate.

  • wayneparis

    Lock this fool in a room and blast Curtis Mayfield’s “We the people who are darker than blue” until she gets the message. Fools like her give Blacks a bad name.

  • Mike

    Her last name is Abdullah – she is 1/4 black, 1/2 white, 1/2 pakistani

  • hatetoregister

    People can be so overly dramatic! She did NOT say she wasn’t black! She said she doesn’t consider herself to be a “black girl” model. Devyn is a mixture of things and to say that she should consider herself any ONE thing is just plain wrong! She is of mixed heritage and therefore she is NOT only a black woman AND she should NOT feel she has to classify herself as such. Wendy’s role in that episode was to confront the girls and see how they react to being caught off guard. Devyn shouldn’t be crucified by us just becaue she didn’t say “I feel great being called a black girl model!” She is a mixture and she should be true to her family and herself.

  • disqus_IRj671RElp

    if she’s multiracial, maybe she considers it a “disgrace” to not consider her other racial heritages.