Africa is home to beautiful women, many beautiful women. Many of these beautiful women have succeeded on the world stage and changed the way people perceive beauty.

Here’s a list of the five top African models doing great things globally.

Fatima Said
Fatima Siad is a Somalian born fashion model currently based in New York.  She came third in America’s Next Top Model’s Cycle 10.
Date of birth: 17 December 1986
Place of birth: Mogadishu, Somalia
Currently living: New York
Height: 183 cm
Instagram: 136 000 followers

For more pictures of Fatima visit her Instagram feed here

Aamito Lagum
Aamito Lagum is a Ugandan model who won the first ever season of ‘Africa’s Next Top Model’ hosted by Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Orlandi.
Date of birth: 3 December 1992
Place of birth: Kampala, Uganda
Currently living: New York
Height: 182 cm
Instagram: 42 500 followers

For more pictures of Aamito visit her Instagram feed here

Agbani Darego
Agbani Darego is a Nigerian born model who once won the title of ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’ which led her to represent Nigeria at Miss Universe 2001. Finishing 7th in the competition she went on to compete and win Miss World 2001.
Date of birth: 22 December 1982
Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Currently living: Unknown
Height: 182 cm
Instagram: 172 000 followers

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For more pictures of Agbeni’s visit her Instgram feed here

Leila Lopes
Leila Lopes is an Angolan born, the first model from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown in 2011. The second African woman to win the title after Botswana’s Mpule Kwelagobe, who won in 1999.
Date of birth: 26 February 1986
Place of birth: Benguela, Angola
Currently living: London, United Kingdom
Height: 182 cm
Instagram: 207 000 followers

For more pictures of Leila visit her Instgram feed here

Malaika Firth
Malaika Firth is a Kenyan born model. Born to a half-Kenyan, half-Swiss mother and a father of British, Seychellois and Ugandan descent, her genetic make-up is very much unique and of great interest. ‘People are allowed to talk about my race. I like it. I guess I see myself as a kind of junior ambassador ‘, she says in an interview with The Guardian.
Date of birth: 23 March 1994
Place of birth: Mombasa, Kenya
Currently living: Unknown
Height: 174 cm
Instagram: 128 000 followers

For more pictures of Malaika ‘s visit her Instgram feed here



Corinne Dupont

Married to an African, both of my children born in Africa, travelled extensively through Africa.. my soul is part of Africa. I write to inform, I write to make change, I write to educate.. I write in French, Spanish and English.

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