19 year old Malaika Firth is the new face of Prada. It is a common fact that the fashion house rarely hires Asian and black models. Naomi Campbell was the first and only ethnic model back in 1994 up until now. The UK-raised Kenyan model is one of seven models who were photographed for the fashion house’s Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign. Super model Christy Turlington and Chinese model Fei Fei Sun are also featured in the campaign.
Malaika is currently signed to Premier Model Management, the same agency that discovered a 16 year old Naomi Campbell back in the 80’s.