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FEATURE: 17-year-old Angolan model Amilna Estevão kills it in high fashion editorial for Paper Magazine

June 2, 2016

17-year-old stunner and veteran model Amilna Estevão has been modeling ever since she was discovered from relative obscurity after winning a modeling contract with Elite Model Look in Luanda, Angola, changing the then 14-year-old’s life. Flash-forward to 2016 and Estevão, now based in NYC, is one of the most sought after models working in high-fashion runway and print, working for labels such as Gucci and DVF, walking for Lavin, Givenchy, and Anna Sui, appearing in campaigns for TopShop and editorials in W Magazine and i-D Magazine. And she’s currently on Models.com’s competitive The Hot List. She’s killing the whole damn thing. She Ms. Estevão at work in the editorial for Paper Magazine down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Top: ROSIE ASSOULIN @rosie_assoulin
Skirt and pants: ARMANI EXCHANGE @armaniexchange

Jacket and top: ARMANI EXCHANGE @armaniexchange
Dress: ROCHAS @rochasofficial

Jacket, shirt, tie, pants and shoes: GUCCI @gucci
Gloves: LA CRASIA GLOVES @lacrasiagloves

Coat: MAX MARA @maxmara

Jacket, top and pants: VERSACE @versace_official
Shoes: BALMAIN @balmain

Necklace: Cartier @cartier
Coat: JIL SANDER @jilsander pr

Shirt: SONIA RYKIEL @soniarykiel

Dress: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG @dvf
Shoes: JIL SANDER @jilsanderpr

Coat and boots: EMANUEL UNGARO @emanuelungaro_officiel

Top, pants and shoes: GIVENCHY @givenchyofficial

Dress: BALMAIN @balmain

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at erin@afropunk.com.

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