According to the London Telegraph, the world's next supermodel may be an Ethiopian Jew:
Esti Mamo has moved on from the mud hut where she was born in eastern Ethiopia to Paris modelling studios and her face adorns the pages of magazines such as Elle and Vogue.
Nicknamed the Queen of Sheba by her agent, Miss Mamo flies to New York next week hoping to join the supermodel ranks and leave behind the racism suffered by Falashas in Israel.
The discrimination leads to joblessness, drug-taking and domestic violence. Miss Mamo's brother killed himself last year, a death she blames on an inherently flawed welfare system.
"Ours is a very traditional society in Ethiopia," she said, "but once you come to Israel the hierarchy begins to break down.
"There are few jobs for Ethiopians so a jobless father loses status in the community and family. That can develop into domestic violence with children no longer respecting their parents.
"Sadly for Ethiopians living in Israel there is no shortage of tragedies."