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Thando Hopa is flying the South African flag higher as she graces the April cover of Vogue Portugal. The international model, lawyer and activist makes history as she becomes the woman with albinism to grace the cover of Vogue.

Revealing on their Twitter account, the April issue dubbed, Africa Motherland, is “dedicated to origins and Africa, as the cradle of humanity”.

Hopa also shared the exciting news and admits this is a dream come true.

Taking to her IG account, she wrote: “I once said to a close friend that it would really be lovely to see a woman with albinism on a Vogue Cover, I would not have imagined that that woman would be me. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”