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GRACE MAHARY

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Grace Mahary is a 5'11 model and humanitarian of Eritrean descent. This beauty is a first-generation Canadian, whose original calling was basketball until an opponent knocked out one of her teeth. It was not long until the beauty world enticed the stunner into crossing over, by 2012, she made her mark as a fashion favorite. Shortly after signing to Elmer Olsen Model Management, Mahary flew to Paris and met with Ricardo Tisci where she was made an exclusive Givenchy model for the season. Since then, she's walked the Victoria Secret runway and appeared in editorials for Elle and V magazine - to name a few. What makes Mahary stand out is her work in clean energy.

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PHILOMENA KWAO

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Philomena Kwao is a London-born, New York-based plus-size model of Ghanaian descent. She is known for her closely cropped hair, chocolate hue and curvaceous body. Kwao has modeled in international campaigns for brands such as Torrid, Nordstrom, Lane Bryant and Evans. Additionally, she nabbed a coveted feature in Sports Illustrated and has high-profile interviews with Elle Magazine, New York magazine’s The Cut where she speaks about inclusion.

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FLAVIANA MATATA

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

MARIA BORGES

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

JACKIE AINA

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

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