At the age of 21, Blesnya Minher, an Angolan model from a province called Lunda Norte, is one of Angola’s fashion industry main faces in international fashion shows and campaigns, additionally, Blesnya has been featured across major magazines and important lists in the international fashion market.
All those achievements did not happen by luck or accident, everything that she has been achieving is the result of her professionalism and a huge desire that Blesnya brings with from an early age.
Our #AchieverOfTheWeek has always dreamed of becoming an international model. She grew up watching fashion related programs and contests, and looking forward to her moment – which she always believed would sooner or later come.
All a dream needs to be accomplished is someone who believes that it can be done. – Tom Krause
Right after graduating from high school, Blesnya understood that it was the perfect time to enter the fashion world and hence build her career.
As if she had fate conspiring on her favor, in 2016, Da Banda Model Management – one of the most prestigious agencies in the African continent, which continuously carries out castings in search of new fashion talents, discovers Blesnya Minher and that year she signed her first contract.
Still in 2016, Blesnya was the cover of Chocolate Magazine and held her first professional shows at Expo Noivos 2016 and Angola Fashion Week 2016.
The Achiever still remembers as if it had happened today, when in September 2016 the invitation to parade at the Paris Fashion Week arrived, marking the beginning of a brilliant international career.
Although it got easier to manage everything today, in the beginning, because she was still very young, Blesnya explains that her biggest challenges were adapting to different cultures, new languages and new habits.
Today, her personal portfolio is filled with parades and campaigns for some of the world’s most reputable brands such as Channel, Tom Ford, Kenzo, Calvin Klein, Versace, Zara, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Fendi, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera and the list goes on.
In 2018, the Achiever was featured on the “Hot List,” a compilation by models.com – one of the most influential fashion sites in the world, which covers the most prominent top models of the new generation.
Blesnya did not stop there. Today, she is of the world’s Top 50 Models by models.com.
Thus far, the top model has won several awards; Manequim Revelação 2016 at Moda Luanda, Melhor Modelo Feminino de 2018 by GQ Portugal and Melhor Manequim Feminino at Globos de Ouro Angola 2019, to highlight a few.
Punctuality, discipline and professionalism are the ingredients which the model believes to have been primordial to her ascension.
One of the model’s main goal is to never be forgotten. Being remembered due to the quality and the quantity of services provided for the fashion industry. “Fashion is very fast for some models, but I would like to become eternal,” shared the model.
Hobbies: Netflix, Music and visiting new places
Role Model: Gisele Caroline Bündchen
Favorite Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness
Favorite Book: Nunca Desista de Seus Sonhos, Augusto Cury
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