Twenty-year old Brazilian model Ana Flavia made history earlier this week, after becoming the first black model to win Brazil’s Super Model of The World competition, an annual event held by Ford Models Brasil.
The well-known international competition was first created in 1980 by Ford Models co-founder Eileen Ford. Since then, multiple versions of the Super Model of The World competition have been held all over the world. Notable participants include Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima, and Nicole Trunfio. Flavia earned her win during the Brazilian contest’s 34th year.
Flavia hails from Mussurunga, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Salvador, and is the daughter of working class parents. She decided to enter the Ford Models competition while working as a sales assistant at a local mall.
As this year’s Super Model of The World, Flavia will sign a 4-year contract, worth $150,000 Brazilian real.