Maria Borges will be the first African woman to appear on the cover of Elle Magazine.
She stated “The fashion industry is here for everyone, [regardless] of color or race. When I was growing up, I never saw someone like me, and now the other girls can see someone like them. It’s all about inspiration.”
Maria started her career as a Givenchy exclusive and walked the runway for fashion houses such as Anna Sui, Jason Wu, Tom Ford, Balmain, and Oscar De La Renta.
The magazine issue will be available (everywhere) on April 18, 2017.