Teen Vogue has named the next generation of top models, and they're just as stunning as you would imagine.
Even better? It's a cover that speaks to diverse beauty: Aya Jones (discovered in Paris), Lineisy Montero (scouted in her native Dominican Republic) and Imaan Hammam (who made her big break in Vogue's September 2014 cover feature) all front the August 2015 issue, marking the first time in recent memory (ours at least) that three women of color share a cover naming them the faces to watch in fashion.
This is significant: In 2008, Teen Vogue offered a similar cover featuring Karlie Kloss, Ali Michael and Chanel Iman, and the ladies' careers took off not too far after.
The choice comes after some backlash the magazine faced last month for using a light-skinned woman to model Senegalese braids. Beauty Editor Elaine Welteroth shot back to detractors on social media, however, noting that the model was mixed and questioning the critics' definition of blackness.
Cosmopolitan came under fire in April, meanwhile, for using black celebs and models as the "R.I.P." column of a feature isolating beauty trends that should die (a coordinating "Hello Gorgeous!" column featured only white models).
For this issue, each lady also graces an individual cover. And we tip our hats to Teen Vogue for continuing to put forth an inclusive portrait of beauty.
Teen Vogue's August issue hits newsstands July 14.