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Meet the Model Whose Lips Caused a Racist Uproar on MAC Cosmetics’ Instagram Account

Avatar • Feb 21, 2016

Meet 23-year-old Aamito Stacie Lagum, the model whose lips caused a racist uproar on MAC Cosmetics’ Instagram page Wednesday.

Aamito began modeling at 16 and won the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model in 2013.

Since then Aamito’s career has taken off. Now a resident of New York, Aamito has walked in shows for multiple designers including Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J. Mendel, Rag & Bone, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, H&M, Giambattista Valli, and Hermès.

In 2014, she became the first model of color to open the show for Balenciaga.

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She has appeared in i‑D, Interview, Love, W, British Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines.

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i-D Magazine

i‑D Magazine

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

In November 2015 she was actor and rapper Donald Glover’s date to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Actor Donald Glover (L) and guest attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City.  Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Of the backlash her lips received on MAC Cosmetics’ Instagram account, Aamito had this to say on her Instagram account;

My lips giving you sleepless nights. On @maccosmetics IG. Thankyou @maccosmetics for this killer color and to that makeup artist .ama get me 3 of these.”

Fan art celebrating her lips has already been created.

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Continue to slay queen. Let the haters hate #youmad #yeahyoumad #whereisyourmacadtho

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Mollymae
Mollymae
4 years ago

Has MAC made any statement denouncing the racist comments on their Twitter?

Shanice Collins
Shanice Collins
4 years ago
Reply to  Mollymae

I personally don’t really feel it’s necessary. It’s not a partnership like Manny Pacquiao and Nike (had). I do, however, think Mac should post more pictures of Aamito’s lips on their Instagram account!

CocoSheaNut by Ayo
CocoSheaNut by Ayo
4 years ago

love love love it

Beauty Is Diverse
4 years ago

Aamito is gorgeous and love her response to the haters.

Guest
Guest
4 years ago

Her lips are everything!!!! Wow!!! They are splended. That is one of the most beautiful lips I’ve ever seen. Jesus and it’s natural. I can’t stop staring at it. It’s like one of the seventh wonders of the world. It’s gorgeous. Keep on slaying Aamito.

Marisol
Marisol
4 years ago
Reply to  Guest

When you’re black lips like hers comes natural…

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
4 years ago
Reply to  Marisol

Not very black person has those lips. What makes hers special is the shape.

Marisol
Marisol
4 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna Wosu

Actually Ugo, I don’t see anything special about her lips. They are full and they are beautiful. But personally, I think they are rather short in width.

Tanaquil
Tanaquil
4 years ago

The model in the MAC ad is actually Maryse Kyelem 🙂

Phoenix Starr
Phoenix Starr
4 years ago
Reply to  Tanaquil

actually, no it is not. She spoke out saying as much.

NoMatterWhat
NoMatterWhat
4 years ago
Reply to  Tanaquil

Except, not really.

Junglesiren
Junglesiren
4 years ago

Gorgeous girl.

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
4 years ago

She’s gorgeous. Why would her lips cause a problem? Not only have I seen bigger, but in the fashion world, they should be used to it. Hello? Naomi? Beautiful, bee sting lips.

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Claudette UK
Claudette UK
4 years ago

Love the artwork and her response. Haters just go to the pit of hell where you belong!

Christina J
4 years ago

Love, love, love her lips!!

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