She managed to stand out for being the first angel to walk the runway in a coily, cropped Afro...
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid weren't the only models to make a splash at the Victoria Secret fashion show 2015. Angolan native, Maria Borges managed to stand out for being the first angel to walk the runway in a coily, cropped Afro, also known as the “big chop” in the natural hair community.
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The 23 year old, who debuted the hair style earlier this fall, Shared her excitement for Victoria Secret’s approval of her hair style for the fashion show, she wrote on instagram, “AFRICA, this one is for you! I LOVE YOU”, adding hashtags like #MBmakinghistory and #afrohair.
Even more interesting is that Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy artistic director, advised her to let go of her extensions and stay true to her looks, even though at the time she was skeptical, having just booked a gig with H&M. However, she felt ready this season and she finally did it.
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Meanwhile, since we can’t get enough of Borges’ natural afro, check out these 10 other times she dominated the runway with her fro.
Let us know what you think of her natural hair.