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The runways were a little more diverse this year. "Where once one saw only the wan obligatory Olgas and Mashas from countries in Eastern Europe, there are now plenty of Asian giantesses like Hye Park and black beauties like Nana Keita and full-lipped Latinas like Arlenis Sosa and South Asians like Lakshmi Menon and Brazilians representing the depth of that country’s gene pool (and not just the southern regions where German ancestry dominates). There are male models, too, like Dominique Hollington, Shawn Sutton and Salieu Jalloh, who is surely the first in the business from Sierra Leone." And don't forget African-American albino model Shaun Ross. Tokenism? Maybe, but at least it's a start. [NYT]