Fashion brand JReason led by stylist OlajideAdedejiis out with a new shoot featuring international model, actress and giver, Victoria Michaels.
The model extraordinaire is definitely your true definition of beauty and brain combined, multi-talented, savvy, bright and focused; she parlays a background as a beauty pageant and an exceptional runway/commercial model.
A social change advocate, Victoria’s passion for Women and Children Education led to the establishment of the Victoria Michaels Foundation – a nonprofit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Ghana to discover their potentials and deploy it for greater society use. She hopes to make the foundation’s work an African wide project by 2017. Victoria’s inspiring leadership has also led to the creation of The Africa Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI) a Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) educational empowerment project for rural and underserved schools in Ghana and other parts of Africa.
Victoria has been featured on major publications like CANOE, Vogue Italia, O Yes!, Enjoy and Mirror. Groomed by the legendary Kofi Ansah of blessed memory, multiple award-winning Victoria is known to take up leading modeling roles both on the runway and as one of the most sought after brand ambassador for leading businesses in Ghana. Lead commercial model for Woodin, face of Bela-Aqua mineral water, brand ambassador for the MELCOM Group- Ghana biggest retail chain, she has played major role in commercials for Hertz Rent-a-Car, MTN, Da-Viva, Nescafe, Major online Campaign for Vodafone alongside international acts Dbanj and Sarkodie, Face of Ariel Haven’s Spa, Ambassador of SAGE , a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering high school students across the globe. She was also chosen by the British Council as one of two representatives of Ghana at the All African Youth Summit in Johannesburg South Africa.
Victoria who began her career at the age of 17 when she won as a first Runner up for the Miss Francophone Ghana Beauty Pageant has participated as a runway model in AU Summit GOLD Show, BBC Fashion Show, Dubai Fashion Week,Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, FAME Nigeria, FIMA International Fashion Show, Afrique Fashion Week Italy and Dark & Lovely Fashion Show. She has also been invited as guest to some of the prestigious fashion shows in the globe including the London and Paris Fashion Weeks. She was recently awarded the first Angel of Hope award at the Ovation carol night where she was honored side by side with the former president of Ghana Dr Jerry Rawlings and her mentor Mr. Kofi Ansah who was honored post -humously.
She backs all these achievements with a solid academic background in Business Management and Communication as she holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central University Ghana. She leverages on a multifaceted experience gained from practice in PR, Marketing/Brand Communication and Banking. A passionate entrepreneur, Victoria has used her management skills to run the successful VM Consult a company she founded few years ago.
See all the stunning photos from her shoot below!
Creative Direction /Stylist: @jidereason
Assistant stylist: @pathrik_
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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