Kaone Kario Shun Beauty Standards

Here is why

By  | Jun 23, 2022, 05:02 PM  | Kaone Kario  | Top of The

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She rose to fame when she became the Nokia Face of Africa. She has been based in Cape Town and the United States of America for more than 10 years. The international model has been making rounds on a television commercial and she is no stranger to billboards. The petite star is also famous for her Nivea commercials across Africa. She has been previously covered in big magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. The Maun native has also modeled for big brands like Mr. Price, Edgars, and Woolworths. This established her career as a young Motswana model.

She holds a Degree in Media Studies and that is where her passion is drawn from. In 2010, she became a finalist for Top Billing Presenter Search. The hyperactive star is one of the models that have defied odds and have become one of the best things to ever happen to Botswana. She is one of the most gorgeous models who are comfortable in their own skin and have represented black beauty in every way possible in her modeling career. Kario is that authentic and has shown the beauty of Africa on international stages. This is why she will always be a force to be reckoned with.

I have so many questions about the concept of beauty! To begin, why do we feel compelled to appear beautiful? Second, does looking beautiful come naturally, or does it entail applying layers of makeup to your face or wearing designer labels? Can’t beauty be defined by being comfortable in your own skin? “, Top model Kaone Kario said in an Interview with Istyleblaq.

We know Zozibini Tunzi is the first black woman to enter a beauty competition and never tried to change herself to suit her narrative of beauty. This is what will always stand out as her journey in pageantry. If you have always wondered why you will never see Kaone Kario in weave, this is because she shares the same sentiments as Zozi Tunzi.

“I feel that when it comes to beauty, we are making progress in some lanes and going backward in others. I feel like we’re in trouble as long as we live in a world where a black woman feels a need to bleach her skin, a world where black people categorize one another or judge one another based on how light my skin is as if we don’t have enough problems? I think at the moment we’re doing amazingly because now there are products that cater to the different shades that people have,” she said.

She believes black women are not obliged to change themselves to fit the beauty standards of western people. 

 “Secondly, It’s not just black girls, I am actually thinking of brown girls, even your Indian women. How, for example, the beautiful Indian woman that is exported out of India isn’t a reflection of the diversity of color within the country. Lightness, “light-skinned”, is actually associated with whiteness, as long as that is still our benchmark to success there’s no progress.

 That is too sad.  And lastly, why do we have to wait for the west to validate our skin, our hair, and our way of life. Why are we always waiting on them to validate our blackness? We don’t have agency over ourselves. Blackness is not a trend!.”

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