Emanuela de Paula for Vogue Brazil January 2011
Her skin color looks fake…
??? she looks a little less mulatto here….
i really don’t get the whole ‘black issue’ thing, isnt Brazil a country where natives are black anyway??? shouldnt they be featured in the magazine like other brazilian models are anyway? SMH
In Brazil, like most colonized countries, the lighter or whiter you are, the more beautiful you are perceived to be. While you might see black, or even brown, but within their culture, there are various grades of it. Think of the Elle India issue, why would Indians need to lighten of a brown woman on the cover of a magazine aimed at brown people? Truthfully, in many cultures, black is beautiful might be said, be it is rarely felt or believed.
Also, remember when the Brazilians took over the modeling world? What race did those girls look like? Why were there no black brazilians.
Good point Nicola, but in India being colonized by the British has nothing to do with with their skin color issues. It goes back to the days when they were conquered by Parisians. The hairy people with uni-brow and pasty skin have made Indians feel shity about themselves for centuries. Go figure lol
She is gorgeous.
She looks toasted!