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5 Redheads Who Were The Firsts In Their Field

Who Runs the World? Redheads!

Just having red hair makes you special, but have you ever wondered about the first redhead supermodel? Or maybe the first redhead in space? Here are 5 famous redheads who blazed the trail for others as the first redheads in their field. 

1. First Redhead Astronaut

Major Tim Peake was the first official British astronaut to walk in space, but he was also the first redhead astronaut on record. Peake orbited into space in late 2015 and returned to earth in mid-2016.


2. First Redhead Supermodel

Model and actress Suzy Parker rose to fame in the 1950s and is known as the first redhead supermodel. Parker was a dazzling beauty with auburn hair and green eyes, and not fitting the mold of the era didn’t stop her. 


3. First Redhead Victoria’s Secret Angel

A more current first for models is the very first redhead Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alexina Graham. In both 2017 and 2018, Graham walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows but wasn’t inducted as an official Angel until 2019. 


4. First Redhead President

There is much discussion about who was the first redhead U.S. President was. Many people say the 1st president, George Washington was a redhead as a child, but without photographs to prove it, it’s just a rumor. It is confirmed however that 7th president Andrew Jackson was a redhead. 


5. First Redhead Miss America

Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944, was the first-ever redhead to win the national title, she was also the first Miss America to ever be photographed in color! Ramey held the title of Miss District of Columbia before winning the Miss America pageant.


Rock it like a Redhead!