March 4, 2024

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Beverly Johnson says the hotel pool was drained after she used it

Beverly Johnson says the hotel pool was drained after she used it

Beverly Johnson

Hotel drained pool after I swam…

I found out years later

Beverly JohnsonShe speaks openly about the racism she says she's faced throughout her career… but there's one moment that's kind of new to her — even though it happened nearly 40 years ago.

The 71-year-old, who became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in nearly 50 years, revealed that she once went swimming in a hotel and they drained the pool after she jumped out.

Here's the deal… BJ told Page Six that she's called it quits Eileen FordHer 90th birthday party in 2012 — about two years before EF died — and her friends were talking about the good old days when someone asked her if she remembered a particular hotel that drained its pool in the 1980s.

Bev says she was shocked – she had no idea what had happened for so long… and although she didn't know about it at the time, she's sure it was racist. FYI, Johnson won't name the hotel…saying she's not looking to be sued.

The mom added a lot of things like what would happen to her in the modeling world just because of the color of her skin…she didn't explain that with Page Six, but her 2015 memoir is titled “The Face That Changed Everything.” Which 2020 Editorial About the ongoing racism in the industry they both hit on other instances.

Another interesting part of the interview – Beverly revealed who she is as a model Lauren Hutton She always went for it when it came to modeling opportunities.

LH “would go to photoshoots and say out loud, 'Why isn't Beverly on magazine covers? She's just as beautiful,'” Johnson said, adding that Lauren was the “interested girl” at the time, so her words meant something… basically get On a friend like Lauren Houghton!

BTW…Beverly is doing press to promote her new one-woman Off-Broadway show called “Beverly Johnson in Vogue.” She seems very impressed by this – just look how excited she was when we met her in New York City.

PJ clearly doesn't hold back anyone who tries to rip it off… break his leg, Biff!!!

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