ENC SPOTLIGHT | Thando Hopa: Changing Narratives & Transforming Lives


Thando Hopa is a South African lawyer whose now gracing some of the worlds most coveted magazines and media platforms as a supermodel, activist and social change agent. Thando was discovered by South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee while still working as a prosecuting attorney.


She is the first woman with albinism to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine also gracing the cover of Forbes Life, Glamour, Marie Claire and many more. Most recently, she was featured in the prized Pirelli Calendar 2018 alongside Whoopi Goldberg, P. Diddy, Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o and made BBC's 2018 100 list of the most influential women in the world.