Amazing beauty from Tanzania
Flaviana was the first bald woman to compete in a beauty pageant, defying the notion of beauty.
Her star started shining when she rose to international fame in 2007 after she won the Miss Universe Tanzania title and became the first woman to represent her country in Miss Universe.
Her natural African look and her charming personality propelled her to 6th place in the finals of Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico City.
She studied Electric Engineering at Arusha Technical College.
Flaviana has the passion for social services and has used her fame in the global beauty industry to support worthy charity activities in her native country by being a Goodwill Ambassador of SOS Children’s Village Tanzania and working with youth on drug addiction. Flaviana has also travelled the world as Tanzania’s representative in various events including the glamorous esteemed Budapest Opera Ball in 2008.
After finishing her reign as Miss Universe Tanzania, Flaviana continued with her modeling career in South Africa.
Flaviana was discovered by Russell Simmons who helped her secure interviews with modeling agencies in the US.
Flaviana is based in New York City and currently works in New York, London, Paris, and Milan.
She has been listed as the top 10 Black Models in Essence Magazine and online magazine Models and Moguls.
Flaviana won the Model of the Year 2011 award at the Arise Magazine Fashion week in Lagos, Nigeria.
Flaviana is working with Life project for Africa, and has worked with various philanthropists in different projects including Donald Trump. Flaviana Matata is available for various engagements through her agent.