Top Model of Colour UK (TMC) is an annual modelling competition in the UK and it is now in its 5th year. TMC is owned and run by Mahogany Model Management founder Sola Oyebade, and is a great platform for models of colour in the UK to gain some extra exposure. They get the chance to be critiqued by a panel of professionals from the fashion and modelling industries, not to mention the chance to shoot, shine and hit the catwalk!
Sola Oyebade is very passionate about models of colour and their potential to be recognised as top models in the fashion industry. Over the years I have seen him go from strength to strength to build a great platform for models of all races and to make their potential in the fashion industry clear for all to see. Indeed, Mahogany Model Management were actually the first agency in the UK to represent ME myself and I! And they really were a great help and a blessing to be with.
I happily snapped up my press passes and headed down to the event in Shepherd’s Bush, with great anticipation of the show ahead.
The whole night was a pleasure to attend! From the lively presenters to the fabulous model hopefuls on stage, to the judging panel at the end of the runway.
The whole atmosphere was very positive and inspiring and it felt great to be surrounded by some many beautiful people of colour! Black, white, Latina and mixed, everyone came out to celebrate TMC and that is what it was all about – seeing the beauty in all of us and showing our support to the ladies and gents onstage, each of them representing a unique beauty of their own.
My very exotic looking outfit on the night was supplied by Akua Asare from the online fashion outlet www.Shimi

Here is a summary of my highlights and favourites on the evening

Working with Mahogany Model Management (MMM) has led me to many great things and I recommend them to models of colour who are trying to get into the fashion and beauty industries as they take beginners as well as experienced models. To name a few MMM handled my appearance in the Mahogany Bridal Show (my first ever runway show), a front cover and 3 page spread in B-Magazine, and appearing as a runway model at the Glamour Show in Earls Court, London. To check them out go to: