Paula Souza is an exotic fashion and fitness model based in Somerset, England. She comes from a small village in Brazil and is gradually building her portfolio in Europe as a runway, fashion, glamour and lingerie model.  This energetic young woman is also an accomplished Latin and Jazz dancer and through her experience as a professional dancer, she has learnt to be versatile and, more energetic. According to Paula “The dance taught me the discipline and drive that now sets me apart from other models in the industry.” Paula has walked on the runway for many prominent brands, like Pakistan Fashion Week, Fashion Rocks, Mahogany Bridal Fashion Show, Brixton Fashion, Fashion meets Music, Ariya Expo Fashion, and Fashion Finest’s London fashion week; and has seen her photos published in several publications “In print and Online” such as Profyle Magazine, Panache Magazine, Fashion Affair Magazine , Tropics and Niji Magazine, and has also managed to work with one of  Europe’s largest modelling agency for models of colour Mahogany Model Management.

“I think one of the most important characteristics that a model should have is confidence” says Paula Souza.

On top of a busy modelling schedule which includes modelling at London Fashion Week 2013 and preparing for the grand finale of Top Model of Colour 2013 later this month in which she is among the finalists, Paula is also studying to become a professional fashion stylist “I love everything about being a stylist and I love the respect you get from a satisfied client. It truly is inspiring“. The future of this Brazilian beauty is very bright and we see her breaking more boundaries for other Brazilian models who yearn to get into the fashion market in Europe and Africa. A model who captures the essence of femininity!

Photography by Peter Branch