Usually the first thing I do when I boot my computer in the is to check my Facebook. Imagine my surprise when my eyes wandered over to the upper right corner where the trending topics are and I see this:
Maria Borges: Model Wears Natural Hair for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for 1st Time
Um, what? Seriously, this is the first time a black model is allowed to rock her own hair in one of the preeminent fashion shows?
BTW, it was her idea, not theirs. She asked for permission.
Sigh, OK I get it. Brownie points to Victoria’s Secret for letting her do it, even if she had to ask for permission. (I’m guessing Heidi Klum never had to ask permission to wear her hair au naturale.) But, like it or not, VS is huge in the fashion and beauty industry, so this is a big step towards accepting black women who look like black women, even if it took too damn long.
If you want to support Maria, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015 will be broadcast on CBS, Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 p.m./9 p.m. central.