Victoria Michaels – top model extraordinaire, she is definitely your true definition of beauty and brain combined, multitalented, savvy, bright and focused; she parlays a background as a beauty pageant and an exceptional runway/commercial model. A social change advocate, Victoria’s passion for Women and Children Education led to the establishment of the Victoria Michaels Foundation – A nonprofit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Ghana to discover their potentials and deploy it for greater society use. She hopes to make the foundation’s work an African wide project by 2017. Victoria’s inspiring leadership has also led to the creation of The Africa Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI) a Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) educational empowerment project for rural and underserved schools in Ghana and other parts of Africa.
She has been featured on major publications like CANOE, Vogue Italia, O Yes!, Enjoy, Glitz Africa, ROOTS France, Mirror etc; Groomed by the legendary Kofi Ansah of blessed memory, multiple awards winning Victoria Michaels is known to take up leading modeling roles both on the runway and as a one of the most sought after brand ambassador for leading businesses in Ghana. Lead commercial model for Woodin, face of Bela-Aqua mineral water, Brand Ambassador for the MELCOM Group- Ghana biggest retail chain, She has played major role in commercials for Hertz Rent-a-Car, Da-Viva, Nescafe, Major online Campaign for Vodafone alongside international acts Dbanj and Sarkodie, Face of Ariel Haven’s Spa, Ambassador of SAGE, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering high school students across the globe. She was chosen by the British Council as one of two representatives of Ghana at the All African Youth Summit in Johannesburg South Africa.
Victoria began her career at the age of 19 when she won as a first Runner up for the Miss Francophone Ghana Beauty Pageant. Participated as a runway model in AU Summit GOLD Show, BBC Fashion Show, Dubai Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, FAME Nigeria, FIMA International Fashion Show, Dark & Lovely Fashion Show. Victoria has also been invited as guest to some of the prestigious fashion show in the globe including the London and Paris Fashion Weeks. She was awarded the first Angel of hope award at the Ovation carol night where she was honored side by side with the former president of Ghana Dr Jerry Rawlings and her mentor Mr. Kofi Ansah who was honored post -humorously.
The multiple award winning model is currently the Glitz Africa Model of the year and has over twenty awards and honors for both her work as model and influencer. She backs all these achievements with a solid academic background in Business Management and Communication as she holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central University Ghana. A Communication Strategist, Astute Image Management Expert; She leverages on a multifaceted experience gained from practice in PR, Marketing/Brand Communication and Banking. A passionate entrepreneur, Victoria has used her management skills to run successful businesses. In March 2015, she was appointed Brand Ambassador for the Africa Fashion Week London, Europe’s Biggest African inspired fashion event.
Victoria currently shuttles between Southern and Western Africa where is involved in a lot of social change advocacy, including modeling, brand influencing and social empowerment activities with the project she founded –The Africa Literacy Development Initiative.
Some awards won by Victoria Michaels and her foundation include: Glitz Africa Model of the year 2016, Afroma Awards Commercial Model of the year 2017, Ghana Models Awards Overall Model of the year 2017, ESA Fashion Personality of the year 2017, Eminence Awards Africa – Distinguished Eminent Model 2017, City People Best New Actress 2016, Ghana Nigeria Achievers Inspiring Personality Award 2017, City people Model of the year 2017, Ghana Fashion Awards best Classic Female model 2018, Glitz Africa model of the year 2018, First recipient of Ovation Angel of hope award in 2016 for humanitarian activities, UMB Tertiary Humanitarian Award 2017, Ghana Nigeria Achievers Inspiring Personality Award, Abbeam University College honors Victoria Michaels and her foundation for their commitment to innovative change in 2017, Distinguished Eminent Model Award 2017 by GIJ eminent Awards for her contribution to Fashion and Humanity, Eagles summit 2017 Fashion personality of the year for her contribution to fashion, successive achievements both as a model and philanthropist, Africa Fashion Week Toronto 2017 honoree for her contribution to fashion both home and abroad, the modeling industry and most importantly her role in women and children empowerment through the Victoria Michaels Foundation, among others.
In the process of putting this together, she just finished a campaign for Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, Yardley London, Vodacom and more that will be made public in 2019.