Maria Borges fashion model
October 28, 1992
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Maria Borges was born in Luanda, Angola, on October 28, 1992, is an Angolan supermodel. Borges was discovered in 2010, at the Angolan edition of the contest Elite Model Look. She signed to modeling agency Supreme Agency in 2012. Maria was named Forbes Africa Magazine’s top model of 2013. She walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Appeared in fashion magazines W Magazine, Vogue Paris, Self Service Cover, Vogue Espana, Harper's Bazaar Germany, 10 Magazine, L'Officiel Azerbaijan Cover, El Pais Semanal Cover, V Magazine, The Hunger Magazine online, Harper's Bazaar Brazil, Vogue Portugal Cover, Vanity Fair U.S., i-D Magazine, Vogue Italia, British Vogue, L'Officiel Singapore Cover.
Appeared in advertising campaigns for Brandon Maxwell, Mizani, H&M, Givenchy, C&A Ama Estampas, Tommy Hilfiger.
Walked runway for Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Balmain, H&M, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Zac Posen, Ermanno Scervino, Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Puma, Roccobarocco, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy, Philipp Plein, Dsquared2, Porsche Design, Prabal Gurung, Versace, Gianfranco Ferre, Trussardi, Ports 1961, Narciso Rodriguez, Anna Sui, Jason Wu, Jean Paul Gaultier.
Represented by agencies IMG New York, Paris, Milano and London, Barcelona Traffic Models, Hamburg Mega Model Agency.
If they dress me like a boy, I have to walk like a boy — let’s do it. And if I’m wearing Victoria’s Secret lingerie, then I’m a hot, beautiful woman.
I was a quiet schoolgirl. I never lived in the city. I lived in a quiet little town. I went from school to home. I always loved science. I was studying to become a doctor. Now, life took me to a different side. I love fashion.
I love Kate Moss. She’s the greatest. Linda Evangelista…Cindy Crawford…all the supermodel icons. I love to try to pose like they did.
I always thought I was too skinny for the Victoria’s Secret show. But I was healthy, and my agent said, “You should try.” I took myself to the gym and worked out, gave myself nice legs, a beautiful body.
It was very important for me to walk the show wearing my TWA. The huge amount of love and support I've been receiving, whether it's in the fashion industry itself or on social media, truly warms my heart and motivates me to be a voice for all the women out there. At the end of the day, we each have a different definition for beauty, but being yourself is the most important.