Challenging Africa's Standard of Beauty

Model Freida Shapopi

Model Freida Shapopi as photographed in a fashion magazine. Courtesy Freida Shapopi hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy Freida Shapopi

When it comes to modeling, what's beautiful in one culture may not ring true in another. Freida Shapopi is the face of "Karama Umuntu" and represents the magazine in promotions.

She started modeling at home in Namibia, but moved to London a few years ago to kickstart her career.

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