Most widely known to be the first Black model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with her natural hair in 2015, IMG Models’ own Angolan model Maria Borges has been praised by Elle after their 2-day shoot with her, which is to be featured in their upcoming issue

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The 23 Year old winner of Forbes Magazine Africa ‘Model Of The Year’ 2013 worked alongside fashion photographer Higor Bastor to create this amazing shoot which captured the essence of black beauty.

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Borges getting her hair did

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Borges with photographer Higor Bastos
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Maria with ELLE South Africa’s Editor-in-Chief Emilie Gambade and Fashion Director Tarryn Oppel


We can’t wait to see this issue when it comes out – check back here and on our Instagram where we will be the first to find out!


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