Several African American models who were at a casting call for Miami Swim Week said a California-based swimsuit line turned them away Thursday.
The reason? Their race, they said on a video posted to Facebook.
But the line, Huntington Beach-based KYA Swim, said it was “disturbed” by the allegations that the show was discriminating against African American models. The designer went on to open and close its Miami Swim Week show with a model of color.