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, she told Essence. I was nervous, but I had to do it. When they said ‘yes,’ I didn’t expect it, but I was so happy!”
“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.”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on December 8.