Place of Birth: Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
Date of Birth: October 5, 1990
Ethnicity: Brazilian (African, possibly other)
Lais Ribeiro is a Brazilian model. She is the daughter of Maria do Socorro Carvalho Pereira and José Ribeiro de Oliveira Filho.
When Lais was asked, “Have you struggled in the fashion market for being black?”, she stated:
Here in Brazil, people are more tolerant, but the companies out there (outside of Brazil) are afraid to put a black woman on the cover because, on magazine stands, we compete for sales with little blond girls. It’s complicated.
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