In recent years the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been making headlines, and this year has proven no different. While we expected to wake up to news of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid’s big debut or Selena Gomez’s performance and where things are between her and Justin Bieber we instead woke up to history!

Angolan model, Maria Borges, stunned the audience and social media world by ditching the customary beach waves extensions sported by all Angels and strutting the catwalk showcasing her natural TWA. The three-time Victoria Secret Fashion model shared her excitement about the choice on Instagram leading up to the show.

Tomorrow, this Angolan-born dreamer will be walking her 3rd #VSFS in a row, whilst rocking her Afro natural hair. All I can say is THANK YOU, I don’t take it for granted!”

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While many reports say Maria Borges is the first to walk the Victoria Secret runway with her natural hair E!Online reminds us all that Kenyan supermodel, Ajuma Nasenyana who is known for her exotic looks, walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show with a fully shaved head back in 2006.

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First or second, it makes no difference we are just happy that natural hair is breaking through the ceiling of what is considered to be the conventional beauty standards.

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About The Author Eve Laren

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  • We’re often made to feel that natural hair isn’t desirable. By wearing it as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, you’re completely disrupting that myth. Were you aware of the social significance of that moment?

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