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Stephany Amado


I, Stephany Melanie Amado Lopes, better known as Steh, was born and raised in Terra Branca, Praia, Cabo Verde. I am 23 years old and I am a professional model in New York where I currently reside.


I started my modeling career at the age of 13 due to the lack of black representation that existed in my country at the time.


I wanted to change this sad reality so that the next generations do not feel so much the impact that representation (or lack of it) has on the life of a black child.

Tayrine da Veiga


He was born on May 22, 1998 on the island of Santiago (São Domingos) in a very humble area, where he lived until he was 18 years old) At 16 he had his 1st job as a model in a clothing store, at 18 he had to leave home in In search of new horizons, she began to study at the University of Cabo Verde (Public Relations) where she won the title of Miss UNICV.


Jassica Centeio


My name is Jassica Centeio, I was born in the remote rural area of Ilha do Fogo in Cabo Verde and I am one of the 5 sisters. At age 7 we moved to the city of São Filipe due to a hereditary neurodegenerative disease that affects my family and would take my father and later my two older sisters. I lived there until I was 18. Then I moved to Porto where I enrolled in the Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Porto, where I graduated in 2020.


During my university period I did Erasmus in the Czech Republic and in Italy which I consider the best chapters of my life. However, during my Erasmus in Italy, I was sexually assaulted, an event that would mark me and help shape me into the woman I am.

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