Rebecca Ayoko is an international catwalk model of Togolese origins. She was born to Togolese parents in Agogo, Ghana in 1960. In 1980, she won the title of miss Ivory Coast and soon moved to Paris where she would meet Yves Saint Laurent. In Paris, she quickly became a favorite of the fashion industry and one of the first black models to walk at international events in the mid-1980s. Yves Saint Laurent made her a muse for a decade.