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’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

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