“We don't have like Tyra banks or Naomi Campbell coming from Cameroon,” she said.

"I just know that even if I do get a million Nos, I know that I'm meant to be doing this."

After being rejected from top agencies, Najeen Pierce's life changed during a trip to Topshop in SoHo.

"You always see either a mixed race Black model or a light-skinned model,” said Banahene.

Raelia Lewis thought 'America's Next Top Model' would be her big break but it turned out to be a traumatic experience. Then she moved to LA with some of her cast mates and watched her career flourish.

The Brooklyn bred model was shopping for healing crystals when she was spotted by a major scout.

"If I can find a medium where we're both happy, that would be amazing. But this is my life."

The Brown beauty and ANTM alum took time off to create peace and order in her life, learn how to boss up and find her inner bitch, and is creating both a haircare line and a podcast where she has a commitment to total transparency.

It’s always been about encouraging other women it's never been about ‘Oh look at me I’m beautiful. It’s always been about ‘Hey look at my confidence, you’re beautiful too.”