Meet Hyun Min Han, The Korean Nigerian Fast Rising Star in the South Korean Fashion Industry

by on Jul 14, 2017 - 1 min read
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  • Han Hyun-Min, 16, is becoming a rising star in the South Korean fashion world
  • Korean-Nigerian model is becoming a regular on catwalks and glossy magazines
  • But he is facing widespread racism in the ethnically homogenous country
  • His agent, Youn Bum, has admitted recruiting him was a big gamble
  • The pair were knocked back by many clients who branded him  'bad luck'.

A Nigerian teenager who is South Korea's first black model is rising through the ranks of the fashion world despite facing widespread racism.

Han Hyun-Min's powerful strut has made him a star on the country's catwalks, but his agent knew his heritage would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country.

And while the 16-year-old is becoming a regular on the runways and glossy magazines, he suffers the legacy of discrimination against 'mixed blood' Koreans.


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