This year, Maria Borges changed the Victoria’s Secret angel image.Yes, we are all used to seeing toned, curvaceous models with spectacular angel wings, million dollar push up bras and soft, bouncy hairs.
The gorgeous Angolan model had a desire: to walk in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show with her natural hair. “I wanted to walk with my hair and told my agent about it. I was nervous, but I had to do it; and when they said it was ‘ok’, I was so happy!”
And with her brave beauty chops, Maria Borges made history. The 23-year-old model became the first to walk a runway that embodies bombshell beauty and sex appeal, in a mini afro. “I thanked God for making my third VS appearance a moment that would help women around the world to embrace their natural beauty” she commented on Instagram.
And she did it. We applaud Maria Borges for inspiring all of us to embrace our natural features – curves, curls, big or small lips, – we are all unique, and once we embrace it, our real beauty will shine through! ‘Cause at the end of he day, the truth is that we are indeed beautiful in our own shape, color or form.