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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-DOMINICAN "" ARLENIS SOSA PENA " IS A DOMINICAN MODEL SHE IS CURRENTLY SPOKES MODEL FOR LANCOME AND APPEARED IN THE 2008 VICOTARIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                           BLACK             SOCIAL          HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Arlenis Sosa Peña (born May 7, 1989) is a Dominican model. She is the current spokes model for Lancôme and appeared in the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[1]

Early life and discover

Sosa was born in Copey, a district of Pepillo Salcedo in Monte Cristi ProvinceDominican Republic. She received her primary and secondary education at the Evangelical College Simon Bolivar in the city of Dajabón. When she was 16, Sosa intended to further her education in communication studies in Santo Domingo, but while walking in Copey with her family, designer Luis Menieur, her mother's agent, spotted her.[2] He complimented Sosa and told her she could be a model in New York.[3]

Career

For two and half years, Sosa had to cope with the color prejudice of some Dominican designers, while she worked as a model in her homeland.[2] Although she could not speak English when she moved to New York, she walked into Marilyn Models in March 2008 and was signed on the spot.[4] Sosa dove head-first into the fashion industry, with Anna Wintour sending her to the Met Ball during her first week in New York.[5] Two weeks after she signed, she booked her first editorials for major magazines Vogue and Vogue Italia.[4]She since has been featured in editorials and articles in American, Italian, French, Teen, Spanish, and German VogueAllureElle,Interviewi-D, American and Spanish Harper's Bazaar.[5][6] Sosa made her runway debut for Banana Republic's fall/winter 2008 collection, and she later walked for the Dior Resort show and opened for Oscar de la Renta.[1]
Sosa has walked for some of the most prestigious designers and fashion houses in the world, including Shiatzy ChenRalph Lauren,Michael KorsJohn GallianoEmanuel UngaroHussein ChalayanAlexander WangJean Paul GaultierHermesBottega Veneta,Anna SuiCarolina HerreraDonna KaranTsumori ChisatoJason WuCarlos MieleDerek LamIsaac MizrahiMatthew Williamson,Narciso RodriguezRuffianTadashi ShojiIcebergMariella Burani and Diane von Furstenberg. She participated in Victoria's Secret's fashion show in 2008. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for David YurmanTopshopPolo Ralph LaurenExpress,Lancôme, and GAP. Sosa, who is known for her full lips,[7] became the face of Lancôme in September 2008.[8]