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Men & Women of Distinction

"Men & Women of Distinction"  is an ongoing series that profiles Arkansans whose lives have had a profound effect on the development of the state; the character of it's people or its image beyond our borders. By highlighting these men and women, the series allows history to be told by the voices of those who lived it; in a format that can be preserved for future generations.

Men and women profiled in the series to date include former governors; U.S. senators and representatives; an internationally renowned composer, a former U.S. Surgeon General and a nationally recognized philanthropist.

"Men and Women of Distinction: Korto Momolu"

A little girl forced from her African home by a violent coup, Korto Momolu held firm to her dreams and rose to the top of high fashion. She first burst onto the scene with two appearances on the reality series "Project Runway" and never looked back, becoming a fixture at New York's fashion week and building on her desire to make couture available to all women. Far from the bright lights, Korto now knows that home is where the heart is -- and her heart is here in Arkansas.

"Men and Women of Distinction" has been honored with numerous awards over the course of its run, including multiple Telly awards and recognition from the International Academy of Visual Arts.