Flaviana Matata

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Flaviana Matata
Born Flaviana Matata
(1988-06-09) 9 June 1988 (age 28)
Shinyanga, Tanzania
Residence New York City U.S.A
Nationality Tanzania
Website www.flavianamatatafoundation.org
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown

Flaviana Matata (born June 9, 1988)[1] is a Tanzanian beauty queen and fashion model.

Miss Universe 2007[edit]

Matata won the first edition of the Miss Universe Tanzania pageant in 2007,[2] and went on to represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant the same year, where she was placed among the Top 15 semifinalists and ended up in 6th place after the evening gown competition. She was the first contestant from Tanzania to compete at Miss Universe 2007, and compete with a shaved head.

Modelling career[edit]

Matata is currently signed by Wilhelmina Models and has modelled print advertisements for Sherri Hill. In March 2011 she won the Model of the Year award by Arise Magazine at Lagos Fashion Week; she has also featured in the magazines Dazed & Confused, Glass Magazine, L'Officiel and i-D Magazine.[3] Matata has also done some runway modelling for brands like Mustafa Hassanali,[1] Vivienne Westwood, Tory Burch, Suno, and Louise Gray and has featured in the Alexander McQueen film tribute and Topshop Spring 2011 ad campaign.[3]

Awards ,Recognition and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Work Result
2011 Arise Fashion Magazine Awards Model Of The Year Herself Won[4]
2012 Nigeria Next Super Model Awards Outstanding Female Model Of The Year Herself Won[5]
2012 Africa Diaspora Awards Face Of Africa Herself Won[6]
2013 Swahili Fashion Week Awards Humanitarian Of The Year Herself Won[7]
2016 Clouds Fm Malkia Wa Nguvu Awards Arts And Culture Lavy Products Won