Your Guide To The Insta-Models In Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” Video

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Well, what do we have here? Cardi B has fallen under Petra Collin’s gaze not once but twice. In February, the fashion photographer shot Belcalis Almanzar for CR Fashion Book Issue 12. Of her cover star, Carine Roitfeld said she was inspired by “this generation’s ability to make the most of their crazy reality and use it as fuel for creativity."
On Monday, Cardi took things a step further in the video for “Bartier Cardi," her ode to her “dazzling come-up,” with Collins leading the charge. Collins has become known for making the women she photographs appear both alive and otherworldly, having worked with the likes of Gucci and Selena Gomez. When the video premiered during Love and Hip Hop Atlanta— Mona Scott Young’s series that introduced Cardi B to the rest of America — the rapper owned every bit of her femininity, from her furs to her body movements. And similar to Cardi and Collins’ spread in CR Fashion Book, the music video showed the rapper in all her high-low glory, with product placements from Fashion Nova and EOS surrounded her luxurious outfits dripping in diamonds. But it wasn’t just Cardi who benefitted from Collin’s soft-focus glow. In fact, we spied several familiar faces who we’re sure are about to become the next big thing.
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“Fun fact: We made sure to include all different types of women models!” Patientce Foster, who co-creative directed the music video, captioned a still from the shoot in her Instagram story. “Skinny, curvy, Asian, [and] Black!” And it was the casting that made the video even more epic. Here’s your complete guide to the Insta-models who received the Cardi B blessing.
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Salem Mitchell
Nineteen-year-old Salem Mitchell rose to popularity on social media for one unexpected reason: her freckles. “I got popular on social media mostly by people making fun of me,” she told the San Diego Voice. "I have a lot of freckles, which I don’t see as a problem, but apparently, a lot of people haven’t seen them before. People would say I looked like a banana or a cheetah or like I had a skin disease.” Since then, the model has made a cameo in SZA’s “Broken Clocks” video, starred in an Allure photoshoot, and was featured on a billboard for Outdoor Voices.
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📷: @dantemarshall

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Widney Bazile
Before working with Cardi B, 21-year-old Brazile modeled for Big Sean’s Puma collaboration, Zendaya’s Boohoo collection, and Adidas. But Fenty Beauty was her big ticket, considering images of her modeling Rihanna’s cosmetics line went viral.
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bless my situation, give me freedom 🦋

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Ashourina Washington
Based in San Diego, Ashourina is signed with Natural Model Management, an agency specializing in curve models. She's already landed a spread in the March issue of InStyle magazine and modeled for Target’s new Universal Thread range.
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When it's cold bitch I'm still the hottest niggggga

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Destiny Anderson
Love magazine scouted Anderson, a filmmaker, for a portfolio Kendall Jenner shot, and the rest, as the kids say, is history. “For me it all started on Instagram,” Anderson tells i-D of her big break. “Their casting DM-ed me on Instagram, telling me about the whole project. At first I thought she was lying, like I was getting trolled. But then she asked for my number and called me, and I thought, This is real."
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👋🏼🌝💕

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Leeanna
Leeanna is a freelance model who, in her spare time, uploads videos to her YouTube channel, where she has 45,812 subscribers.
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