Thando Hopa Makes History As She Graces The Cover Of Vogue Portugal. Breaking boundaries should be her middle name. When many people are worried about their image, Thando Hopa is making the most of it. The model, actress, lawyer and albinism activist, is the cover girl of a whole Vogue Portugal magazine.
All though this is epic history, this is also a dream come true for Hopa. “I once said to a close friend that it would really be lovely to see a woman with albinism on a Vogue Cover, I would not have imagined that that woman would be me,” she said.
Continuing with her powerful caption, “We are the ones we have been waiting for. I’m emotional, because I see progress and get to form part of a progressive story and narrative. I got to a place in my career where I appreciate every specimen of my body and knowing that wherever I go, my existence, the way it is, has always and will always be enough.”
Making headlines is not something new for Hopa. Just last November she made it on the BBC 100 Most Influential and Inspiring Women of 2018 from around the world. They were chosen for their achievements in social activism, politics, the arts and academia