Larissa Oliveira is chosen as Ebony Goddess in 37th annual competition exalting the beauty of black women in Salvador, Bahia

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Note from BW of Brazil: Continuing a traditional that we have covered here since 2012, a 22-year old was named the newest ‘Goddess’ of black beauty in a contest one of Bahia’s most important black cultural organizations, Ilê Aiyê. It shouldn’t be necessary to explain why a contest recognizing the beauty of visibly African-descended women is important in the context of Brazil’s Eurocentric standards of beauty, so we will simply allow Larissa Oliveira her moment, or in fact, year in the sun! Congratulations! 

While it may be true that there can only be one winner each year, all of the women who made it to the final round desire recognition! To see all of the candidates, click here

Larissa Oliveira is chosen as Ebony Goddess in Ilê Aiyê competition

Candidate of 22 years chosen out of 15 women on Saturday.

37th Night of the Black…

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