African supermodel Maria Borges on cover of Elle magazine

Supermodel Maria Borges has tweeted that she is honoured to be the first African woman to feature on the cover of the American version of Elle magazine this century.

In an interview with Elle, the Angolan emphasised the importance of diversity in the fashion industry.

She said the industry was for everyone, regardless of race.

The previous African woman to appear on the magazine’s front cover was Sudanese model Alek Wek in 1997.

“It’s an honour to be on the cover of the American Elle, feeling beautiful and rocking my afro!” she said on Instagram.

 

 

BBC

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