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Black models in Brazil

Alexia Bairon is a fashion model and dancer originally from Salvador, Bahia

"I'm used to the nudity", say Aline Prado, the 5'8" dancer who is Brazil's face of Carnaval. No wonder; every year around February, wearing nothing but body paint, Aline, sambas, gyrates and shakes what her mama gave her in promotional TV commercials that come on TV several times a day reminding Brazilians (and the world) that Carnaval is just around the corner.

Carol Santos is a model who wants to bring more exposure and respect to plus-sized models in Brazil.

Thais Trigo is a model, model event producer, talent scout and columnist from Cabo Frio in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Milleny Macedo is a model from Rio de Janeiro.

Afro-Brazilian models go topless to bring attention to the invisibility of black models in Brazil's top fashion shows.

Beautiful Afro-Brazilian models were again vastly under-represented at this year's Fashion Rio event.

Malana, 5'10 inch model that came in 3rd place on the 2008 edition of Brazil's Next Top Model

Vanessa de Freitas Jorge, better known as Malana

Vera Lúcia Couto dos Santos: In 1964, she became the first black woman to win the Miss Guanabara title representing Clube Renascença, a black social club in Rio de Janeiro that aimed to improved the image of the black Brazilian.

A group of models stage a protest against the lack of black models in a fashion event in Brazil's capital city, Brasília.