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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.