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Beauty has never been just black or white – it’s all of the gorgeous shades in between. Counter Culture Beauty is the top beauty destination for today’s biracial/multiracial woman in search of the latest information, trends and reviews about today’s cutting edge beauty products.

Fresh New Face: Emanuela de Paula

I love showcasing gorgeous mixed race women in my Fresh New Face segments. It’s fun to show how diverse mixed race women are around the world and how so many of them are helping to change the current standard of beauty by displaying their unconventional features. The newest Fresh Face is Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Emanuela de Paula. The 23 year-old hails from Cabo de Santo Agostinho in Pernambuco Brazil. Born to a white Brazilian mother and an Afro-Brazilian father, the self-proclaimed “mulata” is an exotic beauty with a blend of several ethnicities and races. She got her start in the world of modeling at the age of 15. She signed with the Marilyn Agency and was soon booked for local gigs throughout Brazil.

Eventually she made her way to New York where she walked for such fashion notables as Zac Posen, Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren. Not only is she known for her runway skills, she also has a penchant for landing beauty campaigns including MAC’s Barbie Collection and Prescriptives. One of her biggest claims to fame was being picked to represent as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in the famed runway show. She walked in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 shows. With her entire future ahead of her, we will definitely continue to see this gorgeous Brazilian model representing mixed race women everywhere!

Check out some more stunning shots after the jump:

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Fresh New Face: Chrishell Stubbs

Fresh new face is back again with yet another gorgeous mixed race woman on the rise. Say hello to Chrishell Stubbs. She is a up and coming model from Turks and Caicos who is burning up runways from New York to Paris. The stunning 20 year-old got her start back in 2007 when she signed with Next Models. Soon thereafter, she got her first major break posing for a fashion editorial in Teen Vogue. As the buzz spread about this gorgeous multi-ethnic model from the Caribbean, she got booked for a coveted Levi’s fall ad campaign which only propelled her further into the fashion scene. She left Next Models and signed with Ford Models which turned out to be a great boost as she quickly garnered major campaigns and runways shows including Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier. She recently modeled for the Bloomingdale’s catalog and even did some work for the spring ad campaign for H&M. She is surely a face to watch as her exotic beauty keeps her name on the rise. Check out some super cool shots of the gorgeous mixed race beauty:

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Fresh New Face: Ana Sofia Martin

The instance you see this stunning beauty and her gorgeous mane of shocking curls, you can’t help but wonder who she is. Ana Sofia Martin is a rising star in the world of modeling. She is a Cape Verdian stunner who grew up in Lisbon Portugal and has quickly gained noteriety as an up and coming model. She’s starred in several fashion campaigns including Benetton and Betsey Johnson. She’s walked the runways for Agnes B, Baby Phat, Narcisco Rodriguez and Perry Ellis. Check out some additional gorgeous shots of the exotic beauty!

 

Fresh New Face: Julianna Imai

Julianna Imai is one of the most stunning women currently walking the runways. The lanky, Japanese/Brazilian supermodel is a perfect example of multiracial beauty at its best. Born in Cruzeiro D’Oeste in Brazil, the 27 year-old newcomer has been on a fast track of success ever since she was first discovered. She hit the ground running with her debut at the Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani shows in Milan in 2004. After making the international runway rounds, she got the chance to be the face of Rocawear in 2006 which brought her to the forefront in the US. Over the years, she’s worked the luxury catalog circuit along and posed in luxury ad campaigns for brands such as; Ray Ban, Benetton and Levi’s. Her biggest opportunity came when she modeled for the famed Victoria’s Secret catalog in 2007. Check out some additional photos of this gorgeous Brazilian beauty!

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Fresh New Face: Jenny Bapst

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the premiere screening of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta at Frank Ski’s restaurant in the heart of Buckhead. During one of the final scenes of the show they played a track from a new singer that immediately caught my attention. The new singer’s name is Jenny Bapst and she is certainly one to watch.
The multiracial beauty hails from Paris. Her mother is African-American, French and Native American while her father is French. Growing up in Paris, France sounds oh so glamorous but Jenny Bapst didn’t live a charmed life. She came from humble beginnings where she had to work hard for everything she got. While growing up, one of her biggest passions was basketball and she almost made her dream of playing basketball on a professional level come true when fate came knocking.
While finishing up high school, a model scout noticed her and recommended that she go into the fast-paced world of modeling. Jenny didn’t hesitate and was signed to Elite Model Management in New York City where she soared as a rising model shooting campaigns for L’Oreal, Jean Paul Gaultier, Benetton, Roberto Cavalli, Peter Beard and Bandolino. After working the modeling scene for the past several years, Jenny is now embarking on an adventure that encompasses another one of her passions – music. She just put out her first EP – “Just 4 Play” and is sure to become a big name in the dance music world with her angelic voice, gorgeous look and multicultural sound.
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