The Beauty Queen

Name:Flaviana Matata
Why you should know her name:
This Miss Universe semi-finalist is not your typical beauty queen, she competed in the Miss Tanzania competition in 2007 with a shaved head; the first ever contestant to do so. Her striking look went on to catch the eye of music mogul Russell Simmons, who helped to promote her public profile and propel her to the top of the modelling game. Early last year she signed with Next in New York and, since then, has appeared in the spring/summer 2011 Topshop campaign and on the catwalk for Felder Felder, PPQ and Louise Gray. She was also selected by photographer Nick Knight to feature with nine other black models in his film tribute to Alexander McQueen, To Lee with Love.


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