Maria Borges

STEP Models noticed the Luanda, Angola-native after she placed second at a local competition as a teen; now, age 20, she’s represented by Supreme Management in New York, Women in Paris and Milan, and Premier in London. In many ways, Borges’s story resembles a fairy tale – and we’re not ones for clichés: She was raised by her older sister and brother amid her home country’s civil war, which ended in 2002, and she refers to her biggest supporters in the fashion industry (Riccardo Tisci, James Scully, and Katie Grand) as her “godfathers” and “godmothers.” — Source