Luke Sabbath saw firsthand how the fashion industry is changing for the better.

The 23-year-old model told E! News that when he started walking the runway 10 years ago, he was one of the few black models to be cast in fashion shows. “They said to my mom, ‘It’s just not what the market is looking for,’” he shared during our Ones to Watch series for Black History Month.

He feels there is a lot of “whitewash” going on in the fashion world, although he noted, “What people called beautiful and pretty 10 years ago doesn’t have to be now … There is a new standard of beauty . “

According to Luka, modern shows and fashion campaigns offer “more interesting” models in terms of different facial structures and races.

The adult actor said, “Every year there are more representatives from people like us … There is so much more to do, but I’m just so glad to know my child doesn’t have to be doing the same thing.” “