She rose to fame in 2007 after she represented her country in the Miss Universe pageant, which paved her way onto the runways of New York, Paris, London and Tokyo. She has modeled for famous designers like Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Tommy Hilfiger and Tracy Reese, and has been featured in magazines such as Dazed & Confused, L’Officiel and i-D.



Flaviana Matata models earrings and bangles by jewelry designer Lagos. Photography by Scott Brasher via The Glamourai.
Earrings and bangles by jewelry designer Lagos. Photography by Scott Brasher via The Glamourai.

Tracy Reese Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear. Photography by Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com
Tracy Reese Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear. Photography by Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com

Tracy Reese Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear. Photography by Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com
Tracy Reese Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear. Photography by Fabio Iona / Indigitalimages.com




The model is no other than Flaviana Matata. In addition to being an ex beauty queen and a fashion model, she is also a philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of Flaviana Matata Foundation, an organization that helps to provide funding for education to young orphaned girls in her home country Tanzania.