SA model Thando Hopa makes history in Pirelli

Thando Hopa is the first ever black South African to feature in the legendary calendar which has a 53-year history South African model and lawyer, Thando Hopa, has been selected to feature in the 2018 exclusive Pirelli calendar.  It is a trade calendar published by the Pirelli company’s UK subsidiary which features some of the world’s top celebrities and models.

 The 2018 calendar is an all-black re-interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland story. Hopa is the first ever black South African to feature in the legendary calendar which has a 53-year history. She says that Pirelli decided on the all-black re-interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland story theme because Alice has only been portrayed in one way. “Alice has been portrayed this way to show that Alice can be anyone and her Wonderland can look like her, the bigger message was about representation.”

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