Fashion model, lawyer and activist Thando Hopa's star stays rising ever since designer Gert-Johan Coetzee featured the model in a fashion show a few years ago. Just recently, she was named the face of the Audi Q2 campaign in South Africa. A few days ago we learned that she would be one of the faces featured in the prestigious Pirelli Calendar, alongside the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, P Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell and Ru Paul.
@Pirelli Calender 2018 #aliceinwonderland photographed by #Timwalker, styled by @edward_enninful. Hair stylist @1malcolmedwards @adwoaaboah is Tweedledee; @iamnaomicampbell and @diddy are The Royal Beheaders; @slickwoods is The Madhatter; @lupitanyongo is The Dormouse; @whoopigoldberg is The Royal Duchess; @djimon_hounsou is The King of Hearts; @rupaulofficial is The Queen of Hearts; @adutakechofficial is The Queen of Diamonds; @alpha_dia_ is the Five-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; @KingOwusu is the Two-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; @LilYachty is The Queen's Guard; @thandohopa is The Princess of Hearts; @WilsonOryema is the Seven-Of-Hearts-Playing-Card Gardener; #ZoeBedeaux is The Caterpillar; @sashablane is The Mad March Hare; and @duckieofficial is Alice. Thank you for this incredible opportunity to build a legacy for generations to come.
As if that wasn't enough, Thando is the cover star of Marie Claire South Africa's Women's Month Power Issue! Alongside 11 other South African women, the model is billed by the publication as someone who is shaping the future.
@marieclairesa: THE POWER ISSUE! "Stop what you're doing: the Power Issue is out today. It stars the bold, inspiring Thando Hopa, who is pushing for change in how we perceive beauty. Meet her and 11 other women shaping South Africa's future in our women's month issue, on shelves today." #FutureShapersSA #womenempowerment #powerpose #powerissue #marieclaire #cover #diversity #inclusivity #intergration
If that's not an impressive winning streak, please tell us what is!