Victoria Secret Model Makes Hair History

Victoria Secret model and international beauty Maria Borges is helping to set a new standard for beauty.

She picked the recent Victoria Secret Fashion Show to make a statement.

To take a stand.

About what is considered beautiful.

After years of wearing weaves and straightening her hair, this beautiful model told Victoria Secret she wanted to wear her hair in its natural, short style when she strutted down the runway.

That makes her the first black model to feature her natural curls on the Victoria’s Secret runway.

Gorgeous Maria Borges with her natural, short hair and angel wings at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Gorgeous Maria Borges with her natural, short hair and angel wings at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Borges tells Essence Magazine that she cut her hair short for an earlier Givenchy fashion show and wanted to keep it that way for Victoria’s Secret.

But how would that fly for one of the most prestigious fashion events of the year?

Borges says she was shocked, yet happy when Victoria’s Secret gave her the okay.

This is the third time Borges has been featured in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. The first two times she wore extensions.

Maria Borges sporting hair extensions at an earlier Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Maria Borges sporting hair extensions at an earlier Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Of course, when you are this gorgeous, with this incredible body, I have to think you look any day, any way.

Still, women and girls are looking to models like Maria for standards of beauty. I think it’s awesome that she’s taking chances to challenge the conversation. It’s something all of us women need to do, to reassess what we do to our hair and our bodies in the name of meeting beauty standards.

You can see Maria Borges in action when CBS broadcasts the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 8th.

The gorgeous Maria Borges.

The gorgeous Maria Borges.

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Victoria Secret Model Makes Hair History

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