12 African Female Models You Should Know

By: Unorthodox Reviews

Explore the world of African beauty as we showcase 12 remarkable female models who've conquered runways, collaborated with renowned photographers, and are reshaping the modeling scene.

1. Maria Borges

Discover Maria Borges, the Angolan model revolutionizing fashion. From Victoria’s Secret to Givenchy, her iconic short Afro hair and captivating beauty have left their mark on runways worldwide. She's a cover star too, shining on Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle.

2. Duckie Thot

Discover Duckie Thot, the South Sudanese-Australian model turning heads with her distinctive beauty. She's graced renowned runways like Fenty Beauty, Oscar de la Renta, and Moschino, while also captivating the pages of Vogue, Paper, and Grazia.

3. Flaviana Matata

Meet Flaviana Matata, the Tanzanian sensation who's risen to the top in African modeling. From gracing runways for Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Oscar de la Renta to shining in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, she's a true industry star.

4. Victoria Michaels

Introducing Victoria Michaels: Ghanaian model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. From gracing top magazines to empowering Ghanaian youth through her foundation, she's a true industry leader.

5. Imaan Hammam

Discover Imaan Hammam, the Dutch model of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage. From Givenchy to Versace and Chanel, she owns runways. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle adore her. With captivating beauty and runway prowess, she's a true sensation.

6. Liya Kebede

Meet Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian model and actress with over 20 years in the industry. From Tom Ford to Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, her runway journey shines. Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle covers feature her. Beyond modeling, she champions maternal health through the Liya Kebede Foundation.

7. Fatima Siad

Discover Fatima Siad: Somali-Ethiopian model, America’s Next Top Model standout. She's graced Ralph Lauren, H&M, Armani runways, and Elle, Vogue pages. A passionate advocate, she fights for diversity, inspiring change in the fashion world.

8. Candice Swanepoel

Meet Candice Swanepoel, the South African sensation famed for Victoria’s Secret and high-profile brands like Givenchy, Tom Ford, and Versace. She's graced Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar covers, reigning as a top model for 15+ years and earning her place as one of the world's highest-paid.

9. Oluchi Onweagba

Meet Oluchi Onweagba, the Nigerian model who launched her journey winning the “Face of Africa” in 1998. Her path led to collaborations with Victoria’s Secret, Gucci, and Christian Dior, while gracing Sports Illustrated, Elle, and Vogue.

10. Agbani Darego

Discover Agbani Darego: Nigeria's iconic model, the first Black African woman to win Miss World in 2001. She's worked with L’Oreal, Avon, Macy’s, and shined in Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire, reshaping beauty norms.

11. Adut Akech

Meet Adut Akech, the South Sudanese-Australian model redefining fashion. From Chanel to Alexander McQueen, she's owned runways and graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. With her striking looks and distinct features, she's a true sensation.

12. Khoudia Diop

Meet Khoudia Diop, the Senegalese model shattering norms. Recognized for her stunning dark skin, she's graced Fenty Beauty and Make Up For Ever campaigns. Beyond modeling, she champions self-love and body positivity, motivating all to embrace their innate beauty.

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