The world loves a social media challenge, and with Covid-19 those challenges have become more. Recently, the Vogue Challenge has been the talk of the town, and what is that you might ask?
It was started by Salma Noor, a fashion student based in Norway who revealed that she was inclined to start the challenge after she realized not many black people have been featured on the magazine.
“My inspiration for this challenge was the lack of representation of black people that looked like me on the front cover of magazines. In light of recent events in America with the topic of race, I felt like it was the right moment to post an edit of me on the cover of Vogue,” said the aspiring model.
Salma indicated that the challenge that the fashion industry to embrace more diversity.
“To bring so many people together for something like that is truly amazing… I had no idea it would reach so many people including Vogue. I think the fashion industry isn’t diverse enough yet. We need people with different opinions, backgrounds, religious beliefs, heritage, and life experience to be highlighted,” she said in an email to CNN.
The challenge was taken full-on by Kenyan celebrities with many female celebs taking it on and doing it flawlessly. Kalekye Mumo one of the celebrities who participated in the challenge wrote to CNN saying that one of her aims for it was to show positive expressions of the black race.
She added that she was mesmerized by the level of positivity the challenge brought. Here are photos of other celebrities who nailed the challenge: