African models at the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show keep it natural

Victoria Secret Fashion show

This yearโ€™s Victoria Secret Fashion show model line up includes two African models. It is always nice to see that lingerie brands are ready to experiment. It reminds us of the favorite lingerie brand Just Moi. The brand is offering great pieces of designer lingerie & swimwear (more from JusteMoi website). One of them is Angolan model, Maria Borgess, who made history at the show last year.

She challenged the lingerie brandโ€™s typical parade of models with flowing, tousled hair. Consequently, she was the first black model to ever walk in the Victoria Secret fashion show whilst wearing her natural afro hair. This year, another African model, Herieth Paul from Tanzania is also rocking a natural afro. They are two of three models this year who are wearing ย a low cut afro. The third is Houston native Jourdana Phillips who recently cut her hair.

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About Maria Borge:

24 yea old Angolan model, Maria Borges, was raised by her siblings during the Angolan Civil War and has been walking runways since 2012. This will be her third year in the Victoriaโ€™s Secret Fashion Show.ย She was named Forbes Africa Magazineโ€™s top model of 2013.ย She has walked the runways for Versace, Emporio Armani, Tom Ford, Dior, Marc Jacobs and many other prestigious brands.

Victoria Secret Fashion show
Photo Credit: Maria Borges Instagram

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A Little About Herieth Paul:

20 year old Herieth Paul is a Tanzanian fashion model who has walked for everyone from Diane von Fรปrstenberg to Tom Ford. This is her first Victoria Secret runway show. Her modeling career kicked off when she went to a model agency open call in Ottawa, Canada and was โ€˜discoveredโ€™.

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