They have starred in some of the most memorable global ad campaigns and have been the faces of several international fashion brands. These African models are lifting the flags of their countries high as they walk runways around the world, take over social media, break stereotypes and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
Maria in Victoria’s Secret show – 2013
Victoria’s Secret show 2014 (left) and 2015 (right)
If you think she looks familiar it’s probably because you remember her as the model who made history at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret show by being the first black girl to rock her natural hair in a ‘fro. This Angolan beauty started modeling in 2010, when she was discovered, and was named Forbes Africa Magazine’s top model of 2013. Since then, Maria Borges walked in the Victoria’s Secret show for three consecutive years and has graced the pages of Vogue…
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