Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Silvio Santos

‘You want to be a singer or actress? But with that hair?’ – TV host/owner comment provokes controversy


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmmm, now where have we heard this type of comment before? First, a little background. Silvio Santos (real name Senor Abravanel, born December 12, 1930), is … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

"In the midst of so many blondes, a black woman wins": Deise Nunes, the first and only black woman to ever win the Miss Brasil pageant


Deise Nunes Deise Nunes, crowned Miss Brazil in 1986, changed the concept of Miss winners in the country to put an end to the supremacy of blondes and brunettes. She … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 2 Comments