Getting to Know the New Face of Givenchy & Victorias Secret Runway Star Maria Borges


Maria Borges stopped by the West Village today to say hi, and give Style&Air a little interview with the newest face of Givenchy, and Victorias Secret newcomer. I first met Maria, in the "accountant to the supermodels" apartment one random Tuesday night last year, before all her successes on the runways. She told me how she moved to New York City having placed top ten in the Elite Angola model search competition, and from there was scouted by Supreme Model Management. I remember being shocked at how sweet and genuine she was, so it's no surprise that Maria's first season walking the shows was one for the history books. Considered a top newcomer on, Maria walked for almost all the top designers, (Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Tom Ford, Missoni, Mugler, Kenzo, Givenchy,) to name a few, along with booking the Givenchy exclusive in Paris. Aside from being 5 11' and drop dead gorgeous, the beauty has a unique personal style, and a sense of humor that makes her hard not to love. Above all, Maria continues to book some of the most coveted jobs in fashion, and as a model of color fights through racism in the industry, and stands to be kind and authentic.

What were your favorite shows to walk? 

Giorgio Armani in Milan because it was an honor to open the show. As well as Givenchy exclusive in Paris in 2012 i will never forget

Favorite can't live without beauty product?

Tom Ford foundation 

Favorite Place to go walk around in NYC?

Union Square is my favorite, not times square its awful, to many people

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