BLEU MAG: BLACK BOYS ARE BEAUTIFUL
Bleu Magazine's iconic Fall/Winter 2008 "Black Boys Are Beautiful" issue hits stands October 7th, and with it - 8 of the hottest male models in the industry. While some are just entering the industry, others are already turning heads on runways and print pages in the U.S, France, Italy, South Africa and the U.K.
Devon Christopher, Publisher of Bleu magazine says, "Imagine if every man of color was raised to believe that he was beautiful."
"What if when, the world and mainstream media call him ugly or an animal, that his neighbors, friends and family reminded him everyday that he is beautiful? What if when he looked in the mirror and saw a smile in the reflection every time? What if old ladies didn't cross the street when they saw him approaching them? Sometimes when you're a grown ass man it's too late to say hey, "you're beautiful". So today we take a stand and celebrate the thought of all "Black Boys are Beautiful", adds Devon. CONT'D
These boys (young men if you must) are challenging the gun-toting, broken English, over-muscular imagery of men of color that has saturated our subconscious. So as you turn the pages take a long look at these beautiful faces. It may be the first time you see many of them, but it won't be the last.
"The Black Boys are Beautiful feature is a tribute and a reflection of the struggle black male models have faced on their long journey to being acknowledged in this fickle and superficial industry, states Antino Angel Crowley, Fashion Editor for Bleu Magazine. I hope that this issue inspires every young black male and all other ethnic backgrounds that picks it up to realize that they truly are beautiful," he adds.
See more of these beautiful boys in the newly re-launched BLEU MAG website and catch up on the latest entertainment and lifestyle news.
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