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Dark skin model of the week

Model Maria Borges  

Born October 28, 1992 in Luanda, Angola

  • Lived with her siblings and they raised her in Angola during the Angolan civil war 
  • Discovered in 2010 by wining second place at the Angolan contest Elite Model Look
  • Wins Ford Supermodel competition in  2011 
  • One of the highest paid African Models, she was placed in first placed for Forbes’ list of highest paid African Models 
  • Has appeared on magazines like Vogue and i-D 
  • Borges has worked for brands like Banana Republic, Dior, Elie Saab, Emporio Armani, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier among others 
  • Has walked the Victorias Secret fashion show 4 times in a row 
  • In 2015 was the first black model in the Victorias Secret fashion show to wear her natural hair 

Anita Borg (1949-2003) was a computer scientist who dedicated her life and career to achieve progress for women in computing. She worked hard for greater representation of women in the field, striving for an environment where they could equally contribute and benefit from technology.

In 1987, she founded the first email network for women in technology, called Systers, which aimed at creating a space where women could communicate and share their ideas and experience. She also founded the Institute for Women and Technology, and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, bringing together hundreds of female computer scientists.

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HAPPY 12TH BIRTHDAY PRINCESS INGRID ALEXANDRA OF NORWAY (b. 21 January 2004)

Ingrid Alexandra is born as the first female heir apparent in our more than thousand year old monarchy. Many will say as I: That was about time.” - King Harald V of Norway in a speech at his granddaughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s christening on 17 April 2004.

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born on 21 January 2004 at 9:13 am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. She is the first child of Crown Prince Haakon, heir apparent to the throne, and the second granddaughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Her mother, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, has a son named Marius Borg Høiby, born in 1997 from a previous relationship. Following Ingrid Alexandra’s birth, the already well-regarded royal family experienced an upsurge of popularity. She is expected to become Norway’s second female monarch, after the 15th-century Queen Margaret.

Ingrid Alexandra was christened by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett in the chapel of the Royal Palace on 17 April 2004. Her paternal grandfather the King, her aunt Princess Märtha Louise, the Crown Prince of Denmark, the Crown Princess of Sweden, the Prince of Asturias, and her maternal grandmother Marit Tjessem were her godparents.

On 19 June 2010, Ingrid Alexandra served as a bridesmaid at the wedding of her godmother, the Crown Princess of Sweden. In December 2012, the Princess attended an interview with her father by a Norwegian television programme in aid of Environmental Agents, the children’s environmental organization. She has taken part in traditional celebrations of the Constitution Day, as well as the traditional ski jumping tournament at Holmenkollen in Oslo. On 4 May 2015, Ingrid Alexandra christened the Norwegian Rescue Company’s new lifeboat, Elias that she has been made godmother.

“I name you Elias, may joy and luck follow you and your crew on your responsible duty along the Norwegian coast.” - HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, at the christening of the rescue craft MS Elias, 04.05.15

She is expected to lit the flame at the February 12 opening ceremony, exactly 22 years to the day since her father, Crown Prince Haakon, lit the Olympic flame at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.