Model, Lawyer and Activist

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Thando Hopa is a model, lawyer, actress, activist and motivational speaker; a passionate champion of diversity who has made her mark globally, even contributing to United Nations policy discussions around albinism. Currently on sabbatical from her legal career to focus on her other interests, she is the first black South African ever to feature in the legendary Pirelli Calendar, photographed for its 2018 edition by Tim Walker, alongside entertainment icons such as Whoopi Goldberg, Sean “Diddy” Combs, RuPaul and Naomi Campbell. Overcoming the challenges regularly faced by people with albinism to thrive across various professions, Thando is a powerful role model for youngsters who are different, and proudly promotes acceptance of self and others.