Refilwe Modiselle is a South African model and marketer best known for being the first albino model to appear on a runway in South Africa when she appeared for designer David Tlale in a show in 2005.
She is also known for starring in the Top One reality television series SugaRushed, since 2012. Refilwe was chosen as LEGiT 2012′s Summer Campaign Ambassador or South Africa’s “first working Albino model”. Today, Rafilwe and other albino models in the fashion world are challenging the stigmas and cultural perceptions of beauty and more affecting the albino community in Africa and being strong voices heralding the plight of the pigment struggle.
“One in 4,000 people in South Africa has albinism. Activists say they suffer prejudice from employers and lack of recognition by government. But there are trailblazers like Refilwe Modiselle who seek to challenge the status quo by being examples of positive images of albinism.” Mimi Magazine