Boundary-Breaking Model Precious Lee Is Here to Shake Up the Fashion Industry
"People don't understand how amazing it is to experience the energy of Black joy my hometown of Atlanta brings. Growing up, I never felt limited, because I understood that Black people are free to express themselves. The entrepreneurship in Atlanta is crazy; everybody has a successful business. My father has owned his own hair salons my whole life. Being unique and having your own individual style is the only thing we want to have in common. I began modeling my freshman year of college at Clark Atlanta University, where I did our homecoming fashion show. It definitely wasn't a plan to be a model, but I always loved fashion."
"Since this industry is about having your body and image up for perception, it's really important that I remain fortified in what I believe about myself. It's an inner power that I keep separate and not at the disposal of others. I'm fortunate that I have a relentless energy, which is not easy to maintain when you're an African American size 14 model who's aiming high. For me, it's about showing the magical versatility and dynamic power of Black women."