British Vogue has their eye on Londoner Betty Adewole, who they say is "set to be one of 2014's hottest models."
Scouted in her hometown of London at 15 - shopping on Tottenham Court Road, to be precise - the model has politely dismissed comparisons with another London-born model, Naomi Campbell, asserting that, while flattered, she is "very different". After a steady start, the turning point in her career was being signed by IMG last year, and subsequently cutting her waist-length hair into a boyish crop - forcing designers in search of a new look to take notice.
Many black models get a weave or straighten their hair a-la-Naomi - see: Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, and Sessilee Lopez. But going short or even going natural can set a model apart - see: Alek Wek, Ajak Deng, Ataui Deng.