Age: 20. From: Angola.
Height: 5'11". Bust: 32. Waist: 24. Hips: 34. Shoes: 9.
Maria's jaw-dropping beauty is undeniable. So much so that Ricardo Tisci cast her for Givenchy's fall 2012 couture collection, which then resulted in a worldwide exclusive deal for the label for its spring 2013 showing. She's since had face time with photographers Inez & Vinoodh and Willy Vanderperre. New York designers may have passed on her in seasons past, but with Tisci's seal of approval (think Lara Stone), Borges's bookings will rise to the occasion.
Our prediction: She may not be an obvious choice for a minimalist show like Narciso Rodriguez, but we're confident Maria's catwalk poise can work it out without a doubt.