(Bennett Raglin / Getty Images ) Fior Mendez, an orphan from the Dominican Republic, wears Nzinga Knight as she walks the runway on Friday, Sept. 7, at the fifth annual Harlem's Fashion Row show during New York Fashion Week.
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Danika Fears, Today.com

Just two months ago, Fior Mendez lived in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, keeping close watch over her surrogate brothers and sisters.
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