There are plenty of reasons to adore Flaviana Matata—for starters, she’s absolutely flawless—but her philanthropic spirit trumps all. Proving to be much more than a very pretty face, the Tanzanian model took New York City Tuesday night to fete The Flaviana Matata Foundation, her organization with a mission to empower and improve the livelihood of Tanzanian children. […]

Her black is beautiful. In fact, so beautiful, it hurts. For her latest spread, Flaviana Matata is slaying yet again, this time for fashion website The Glamourai. Lensed by photographer Scott Brasher, the 2007 Miss Tanzania is as regal as ever, and although she appears in black and white, her beauty remains absolutely vibrant. The 26-year-old model […]

Today, we are singing happy birthday to Ms. Flaviana Matata. The 2007 Miss Tanzania is turning 26-years-old and looking more beautiful than ever. While she might have been a Miss Universe contestant several years ago, Flaviana has definitely not shied away from the spotlight in any way since then. Her modeling in print advertisements like Tory Burch or Topshop […]

The official first day of summer isn’t until June 21, but Tanzanian beauty queen and supermodel Flaviana Matata is bringing the heat with her latest magazine editorial. Although it’s in a French magazine, Miss Ébène, we certainly don’t need a translator to tell us just how smokin’ Flaviana looks as she shows off her bikini bod while […]

Ah yes! What’s better than a women with a movement?! Flaviana Matata has launched her Flaviana Matata Foundation a.k.a. FMF  a non-governmental, not for profit organization working to inspire, empower and support young girls in Tanzania. The fashion model’s foundation aids the girl to utilize their full potential through educating them and to achieve its objectives, FMF […]

Tanzanian supermodel Flaviana Matata has come a long way from growing up in a single parent household after her mother died in a tragic ferry boat accident. She studied electrical engineering until starting her fairytale story by winning the Miss Universe Tanzania title in 2007. PHOTOS: “Beyond Being a Model, I aim to Be a […]

Many people know my friend Russell Simmons as a music or fashion mogul. I know the caring, loving and philanthropic Russell who inspired me to start the Flaviana Matata Foundation (FMF). FMF is a Tanzania based organization I run that helps empower young orphaned girls in rural areas by supporting their education. A couple of […]

Flaviana Matata has blazed trails as a Tanzanian beauty since the day she first set foot on the pageant stage to represent her native country back in 2007.  At the time, not only was she the first to win the premiere edition of the Miss Universe Tanzania, but she was also the first to ever compete in […]

International beauty? Flaviana Matata is definitely on her way! Looking gorgeous and fashion-forward in her new spread for Grazia Magazine, Matata is using her unique beauty to show why she will soon be a household name that you can’t forget.  Bold & Beautiful: Flaviana Matata Stuns In Exclusive New Beauty Shoot  Clearly not afraid to experiment […]

Few models possess the flawlessly unique beauty of the beautiful Flaviana Matata.  The Tanzanian model has been seen worldwide on runways from Paris to Milan, New York and everywhere in between, but there is something breathtaking about seeing her beauty captured in a still shot; something that London based photographer Jonathan Knowles captured in his latest […]

It’s been 16 years – I have lived twice as many years without her than with her – and nothing can change that. I know this and it pains me. Losing my mother in a boat accident on Lake Victoria has left a deep mark on my life. However, I have been very careful not […]