Maria Borges made history in 2015 as the first black woman to walk the Victoria’s Secret fashion show with natural hair. The Angola-born beauty is now the face of L’Oreal.


Borges has been the front runner of the Infallible Lip Paint and Hydra Genius campaigns, she will also star in the forthcoming Matte Obsession campaign. “I believe in the beauty of diversity and the empowering message that a girl who started from the bottom can be an international beauty symbol and be living proof that our dreams are valid, and the future ahead of us is bright,” Borges said in a press release. Her future is very bright.