This gorgeous beauty is Diana Flave. She is a great representation of African beauty. She is also Miss Tanzania 2016.
Rachel Joy Williams is a beautiful black model. She is from Britain from of Jamaican/Caribbean descent. She was crowned Miss Black Britain in 2006 and went on to compete in the Miss England pageant. Here’s a short interview she did:
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Why modelling and when did you first begin modeling?
Rachael: I never actually wanted to be a model. It was my cousin who entered me into the beauty pageant.
At that point in my life I had very low self-esteem and [lacked] confidence (due to being bullied in school); I was so shocked I won but to my family, this was just the beginning.
you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
Rachael: I would love to meet Cleopatra and ask her if she really did bathe in milk and honey daily!
How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?
Rachael: It really depends on the shoot. But I’ll always wash and prep my hair, fully wax, eat clean a few days before just so I’m not bloated and to prevent any spots from appearing on my face.
Has your current experience as a model of color been mostly positive or negative?
Overall my main experience as a model has been positive, I’m my own boss, I decide on all the work I do, I get to travel nearly every month, all the jobs are different, I’m always meeting new people, there is no routine and sometimes, I get to keep the clothes!
On occasions I do experience negativity from clients, agencies and the even general public in regards to my weight, my complexion, my attitude, my style e.t.c but I don’t let any of that bother me as I know where I am going and I do not need to entertain that along the way.
Have you found that there has been an increase of other models of color since you started, or does the modeling industry still have a long way to go in recruiting models of color?
When I started out, what attracted me to the industry was that there was quite a few models of color that actually working within the industry despite all the negativity surrounding it.
Lesliana Pereira, former Miss Angola has won the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her outstanding performance in “Njinga: Queen of Angola”.
Lesliana Massoxi Amaro Gomes Pereira, simply known as Lesliana Pereira, is a model, TV presenter, actress and beauty queen. She was born on born October 9, 1985 in Soyo, Zaire. And was crowned Miss Angola in 2008 and represented the country at the Miss Universe 2008. “Njinga – Queen Of Angola” is her debut.
The 11th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held last night at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre, Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
It is the first AMAA outside Nigeria and has attracted more attention than the previous editions hosted by Bayelsa State in the state capital of Yenagoa since the inaugural edition in May 2005, except for the 2008 edition of AMAA held in Abuja, federal capital of Nigeria and the 2012 edition held in Lagos.
“Njinga – Queen Of Angola” directed by Sérgio Graciano, is based on Queen Anna Nzinga, also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, a 17th-century queen (muchino a muhatu) of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. The historical film chronicles her journey as an Amazon; woman without fear, who, for 40 years, defended the independence of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms.
Njinga Mbande, born in 1582, became famous for the courage and ability to unite different peoples in the struggle against Portuguese invaders. Its actual title in the language quimbundo – “ngola” – was the name used by the Portuguese to name that region, Angola. UNESCO has recognized her as one of the 25 most important female figures in African history,
“Njinga – Queen Of Angola” is the biggest Angolan film so far.
Deshauna Barber is 26 years old and was born in Columbus, Georgia. Due to her father’s military career she relocated multiple times to states including North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Virginia and finally to Washington, D.C. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia State University, Deshauna moved to Washington D.C. where she is currently working as an IT Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Being the daughter of a retired Army Master Sergeant it is no shocker that Deshauna decided to join the Army. She commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer in 2011 and is currently a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland. Deshauna loves to dance, hike and enjoy quality time with her family. Deshauna has a passion to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, specifically focusing her platform on PTSD treatment for soldiers returning from deployments and suicide prevention in the Armed Forces.
Veronique Boubane, a beauty from Senegal, who now lives in Belgium, won Miss Belgique in 2008.