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Brownness Babe of the week: Destiny Owusu (Ohwawa_)

Brownness Babe of the week: Destiny Owusu (Ohwawa_)

Our Brownness Babe of the week is Destiny Owusu, also known as “Ohwawa. Born to Ghanaian parents, Destiny currently lives Virginia and has big plans to move to NYC.

Destiny fell in love with the modeling industry when her friend shot her and the amazing feedback she got was enough to keep her going! She has modeled for The Lip Bar, Bahi Cosmetics, Coco + Breezy Eyewear and many other brands! 

Destiny Owusu for The Lip Bar

Destiny Owusu for The Lip Bar

What is remarkable about her is her hustle, she waits for no one and makes the way for own way. In one of her interviews, she said that “People will try and knock you down and say you’re not tall enough, you’re not skinny enough, and that you can’t do this. But I’ve realized that if you work really hard and give 110%, God will show you the way.” and she is not wrong. What is for you will not pass you. If you have a dream, you need to keep working on your craft and never give up! 

On a personal note, one of my most favorite quotes from Paulo Coelho is “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”. Destiny has obviously learned this and is doing everything to reach her dreams! 

We wanted to take the time to highlight this model as we are aware of how rampant colorism is in the modeling industry! It is not easy for a black model, let alone a dark skin one to make it! Regardless, we certainly see a lot of great things and wish her nothing but the best (and many many many Vogue covers!) 

 

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