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“I Had To Do It”: Maria Borges Rocks Her Natural Hair At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

By January 27th, 2021No Comments

“I Had To Do It”: Maria Borges Rocks Her Natural Hair At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 
PHOTO COURTESY OF EVAN AGOSTINI

Model Maria Borges is no stranger to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And third time’s a charm.
Having walked in the acclaimed show both in 2013 and 2014, everyone couldn’t help but notice something strikingly different about Borges’ appearance. This year, the 23-year-old Angolan beauty chose to rock her natural hair TWA rather than conceal it with a wig like she did in her prior Victoria’s Secret shows.

Maria’s presence during the event was effortlessly confident; her beautiful facial features and amazing physique statuesquely glided down the runway in the most graceful way. But according to celebrity news blogger B. Scott, Borges wasn’t so sure of herself before the show actually happened. “I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” the model stated. “I was nervous, but I had to do it.” Last night a wig-free Borges caught all of us off guard.
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It’s no secret…

With
much publicized news like newcomer models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi
Hadid joining the squad of “Angels”, something like this was easily
overlooked until it was time for the public to speak. But no one could take their eyes off of the fearlessness Maria Borges showed off the entire time. As it pertains to the fashion world, Victoria’s Secret theme has
had its fair share of blame for constantly forcing a one-size-fits-all
standard of beauty onto women: sun-kissed beige skin, with an emphasis
on big breasts and a thin frame. Aside from having a naturally slender
figure, Borges represents many of the neglected equally beautiful
physical features that especially go unnoticed during, of all things, a
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Mic.com writer Rachel Lubitz says, “In the fashion and beauty industry, there’s been a rise in models themselves drawing attention to the industry’s overall lack of diversity, in particular its consistent overlooking of black beauty.”

“Africa, this
one’s for you!” an excited and proud Borges said on her Instagram,
followed by the hashtag #MBMakingHistory. Whoever didn’t know the name
Maria Borges before yesterday, has taken notice today, for sure. The
model has been trending across social media platforms, and for good
reason. Maria, we salute you for displaying such grace and bravery in
embracing your natural hair during the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion
Show. 

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