It has been thirty-five years since Tracey “Africa” Norman has received a modeling contract. She first modeled for Clairol in the late 1970s but her career ended abruptly when she was discovered to be transgender. Now, Proctor & Gamble Co. has decided to re-sign Norman, 64 years old, to promote its Clairol Nice’n Easy brand through its new “Color As Real As You Are” ad campaign which will commence in January 2017. “It has been truly vindicating and groundbreaking for the beauty industry and the first black openly transgender model,” says Norman.
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