It’s been a busy few months for model Maria Borges. She just walked in major shows like La Perla, Brandon Maxwell, and Ralph Lauren. She strutted down the runway at the Victoria’s Secret show for a fourth time—sporting her signature natural hair. And now, the Angolan beauty is adding one more gig to her schedule: according to WWD, she’s the latest face of L’Oréal Paris.
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Borges joins Blake Lively, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Palvin, and Karlie Kloss as a spokesmodel for the beauty giant. She’s already starred in campaigns for the Hydra Genius and Infallible Lip Paint launches, but will front a forthcoming Matte Obsession campaign, too.”Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin,” Borges captioned a recent Instagram from the set of a new campaign. “Btw, a kick-ass red lipstick never hurt nobody.” Truth.
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As part of her new job, Borges and L’Oréal Paris handpicked Nigerian model Olamide Ogundele to walk down her very first Parisian runway. “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 stated, according to WWD.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US