Victoria’s Secret model, Maria Borges makes hair history at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The three-time Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show veteran went all natural this year. For her third appearance in the Victoria’s Secret runway show, Angolan model Maria Borges wanted to do something a little different.
“I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria’s Secret show with my natural hair,” model Borges said, “I was nervous, but I had to do it. When they said ‘yes,’ I didn’t expect it, but I was so happy!” Victoria’s Secret fashion shows are normally known for their willowy models with long locks of hair and fancy makeup. Borges wanted to show that she was beautiful without hair extensions and makeup. She decided to show off her natural afro to delight her natural hair fans.
Borges had a message for fellow naturalists.
“Be strong,” she said. “If you say you’re beautiful without hair and makeup, then they will believe you. It’s about being confident and always being yourself.” Many people are praising Borges for her act of confidence.