Supermodel Naomi Sims has died aged 61 after battling breast cancer.
Naomi was described as the world's first black supermodel.
Naomi was born in 1948 in Oxford,Mississippi.
She was often picked on in school because of her height.
She began college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
She approached modeling agencies but was turned down again and again.
After eventually getting signed up she was cover-girl on magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal and Life.
30th March 1948-August 1st 2009.