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Teen Vogue names Elaine Welteroth editor-in-chief

The magazine has its first black and youngest editor-in-chief

Meet Elaine Welteroth if you don’t know her already. She’s a huge figure around the beauty industry. The 29-year-old can now add “history-maker” to her accolades as she has been named the editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue, a Condé Nast publication — replacing Amy Astley, the media group announced Thursday.

Welteroth is the first African-American to hold the position and is the youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast’s 107 years of existence. This also marks the second time the company has named an editor-in-chief at large.

The savvy beauty expert has been dishing out beauty advice since 2008. She was the beauty and style editor at EBONY Magazine. Welteroth later landed a gig at Glamour Magazine, where she advanced to writer and senior beauty editor.

If you don’t know her, you might want to get to know her. She has an amazing Instagram presence with more than 50,000 followers. You can follow her here.

The Undefeated salutes Elaine Welteroth.

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.