It's not everyday you see natural hair on the runway.
Maria Borges defeated all fashion and beauty odds when she embraced her natural hair on the runway during Victoria Secret's runway show earlier this week. Not only was she absolutely gorgeous, but she was able to embrace her beauty and show other natural women that it's okay to go against what society views as 'the norm'. Borges said, "I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria's Secret show with my natural hair. I was nervous, but I had to do it. When they said 'yes,' I didn't expect it, but I was so happy!"
Heres to change and new beginnings. Hopefully this beauty has opened doors for more naturalistas to show off their kinks and curls with pride and joy. Talk about an amazing moment in fashion history. For all the natural women [and women in general] out there, Borges has a quick uplifting message for you:
"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."