"One of my most heartbreaking experiences occurred recently, when an agent outright told me that the only reason they couldn't sign me is because I'm Indian. The agency already represented two Indian girls, and a third one would just be "too much." He also told me that if I had blonde hair and blue eyes, he would have been able to sign me and add me to the list of 50 or so blonde-haired, blue-eyed models they already have."
Indian-American model Sabrina Behl speaks out to Allure about being discriminated against for her nationality, and what she's doing to combat it: http://bit.ly/1MWQQ0y
Sabrina Behl is an American model of South Asian descent living and working in New York City. The following is an account of her experiences in her own words. Denial can be a pretty wild thing, and I was...
"[The modeling industry] has a long way to go, especially with regards to shade," Victoria's Secret model Leomie Anderson tells the BBC. "Lighter skinned girls get more work than darker skinned girls." Of the 44 models who walked in the Victoria's Secret show this year, only 8 were black. Via BBC News http://bbc.in/1ljHwcH