L’Oreal Paris has announced their latest brand ambassador, Victoria’s Secret model Maria Borges.

Borges was famously the first model to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway with an afro. She has also modeled for major brands like Balmain, Givenchy and Chanel.

In a statement Borges said:

“I believe in the beauty of diversity and the empowering message that a girl who started from the bottom can be an international beauty symbol and be living proof that our dreams are valid, and the future ahead of us is bright.”

L’Oreal’s current roster of ambassadors includes Eva Longoria, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Doutzen Kroes, and Liya Kebede. It’s great to see such a big beauty brand continuing to embrace and promote diversity.