6-foot-tall Roshumba Williams, a Chicago native, was discovered as a teenager in Paris by Yves Saint Laurent and taken under his wing.
The late designer was very supportive of black models like Roshumba and Iman.
During the 80s when many black models had long hair, Roshumba stood out with her signature short-cropped hair-do- a style she still sports today.
Some of her notable achievements were being the face of Cover Girl, Maybelline campaigns and often featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue.
Since retiring from modeling, Roshumba has penned, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being a Model”, been a correspondent for LIfetime and NBC and hosted Oxygen Network’s reality series, Style.