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Mariana Vassequi on Building a New Standard of Beauty in the Fashion Industry

Updated: May 27, 2022


“My goal as a model is to build a new standard of beauty in fashion, especially where Black women can have more space for themselves. I intend to create a more inclusive and diverse foundation. We haven't felt represented on the runway, on television, and in photos since the 90s, but it's time for that to change, and I believe that change starts with everyone doing their part and showing resistance in their working environment. As for me, I fight every day within the fashion industry so that generations to come will believe they can succeed too when they see my achievements.”


The world is Mariana’s runway; she doesn’t care who thinks otherwise. However, she does care about building a legacy that will empower generations of Black women. For this reason, She saunters with pride, courage, and so much hope for the future. @marianavassequi has six years of fashion, runway, and photography modeling experience. She has featured in Marie Claire Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Magazine and worked for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Vult. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who now resides in France.


It’s also noteworthy to mention that there’s more to Mariana than her gorgeous afro, beautiful skin, and complimentary tattoos. Beauty is excellent; perhaps what’s more remarkable is using one’s voice to challenge beauty standards.

“During an event for a brand called *****, the hairdresser said that my hair "was slave puppy hair,” an absurd thing. Unfortunately, we still see a lot of cases of racism in fashion. We can't lower our heads; we must always seek our rights and never give up on our dreams.”


Her inner beauty radiates! You should also know that Mariana is business-minded. With an MBA in Finance and a proven record of breaking through discrimination, this beauty means business!

Full interview availabe now in “The Essence of Creativity” Click here



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