Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem is the first ever Muslim face of Lancome. An article in the Daily Mail reads:
"Despite her intentions to shake things up, the Muslim model is still immensely proud of her roots.
She said in an interview: 'My country is rich in history and traditions. It’s a culture that’s been influenced and shaped by a succession of civilizations that includes the Berbers, Phoenicians, Romans, Fatimid Arabs and Ottomans.
'I grew up surrounded by all these influences and I am proud to be a part of that culture.'"
The article goes on to describe the modelling industries beginnings in seeking faces that represent diverse cultures. Click here to read more.