Supermodel Showdown: Maria Borges

Supermodel Showdown: Maria Borges

Natural beauty and angola-born Maria goes for graphics.

Natural beauty and angola-born Maria goes for graphics.

Photography: Cameron McNee

Styling: Christian Stroble

Maria’s journey began in Angola after she placed in the Elite Model Look Angola competition and caught the attention of a local scout. Maria first began modeling overseas before traveling to New York and booking 17 shows during her first fashion week season. In her second season, she became a Givenchy exclusive.

Serving as one of Riccardo Tisci’s protégées, Maria has walked luxury runways and appeared on covers of acclaimed publications. Perhaps most significantly, Maria became the first-ever model to walk the Victoria’s Secret annual show with her natural hair – sparking an important conversation on beauty and a watershed moment in the industry.

MARIA WEARS CLOTHING, SHOES, JEWELRY LOUIS VUITTON, ON FACE L'ORÉAL INFALLIBLE PAINTS, BLUSH AND TRUE MATCH LUMI, GLOW AMOUR GLOW BOOSTING, DROPS IN GOLDEN HOUR, ON LIPS L'ORÉAL COLOUR RICHE SHINE LIPSTICK IN SPARKLING ROSE
LEFT: MARIA WEARS CLOTHING, SHOES, JEWELRY LOUIS VUITTON, ON FACE L'ORÉAL INFALLIBLE PAINTS, BLUSH AND TRUE MATCH LUMI, GLOW AMOUR GLOW BOOSTING, DROPS IN GOLDEN HOUR, ON LIPS L'ORÉAL COLOUR RICHE SHINE LIPSTICK IN SPARKLING ROSE, MIDDLE: CLOTHING, GLASSES, JEWELRY GUCCI, RIGHT: DRESS AND SWEATER PRADA, SUNGLASSES ALAIN MIKLI
Credits: MAKEUP COURTNEY PERKINS (STREETERS), HAIR ROBERT MEFFORD (ATELIER MANAGEMENT), MODEL MARIA BORGES (IMG), PRODUCTION TESSA MAXWELL, MOLLY CARROLL (THE PRODUCTION FACTORY), BEAUTY PRODUCTION KATIE YU (STREETERS), DIGITAL TECHNICIAN CHRISTOPHER BLYTHE, PHOTO ASSISTANTS ETHAN CALABRESE, PARKER FEIERBACH, OUSMAN DIALLO, MAKEUP ASSISTANT AYANA AWATA, LOCATION ROOT STUDIOS BROOKLYN

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