I came across a Legit leaflet for their Spring/Summer 2012 campaign which I probably wouldn’t normally pay much attention to but their bold choice of model grabbed my attention immediately. Meet Refilwe Modiselle, SA’s first professional albino model & one of two ambassadors for Legit’s Dont Tell Me What To Wear campaign.
I love that she has embraced what makes her different; what would usually be the thing she’s teased about & used to discriminate against her & turned it on its head to her total advantage.
How stunning is she?
Refilwe is only 26 years old & was born in Rockville, Soweto.
She’s not just a pretty face & graduated from Varsity College.
Her modelling career started at 13 when she did a shoot for Y Magazine. She has appeared in fashion spreads & catalogues in magazines such as Elle & True Love & has also modelled for the likes of like David Tlale & Machere.
The ad is pretty amazing. Very different to anything the brand has done….
Her confidence is astoundingly clear & she attributes it to the way she was raised, saying “I like to think I am unique rather than different & I believe I am blessed.”