WHAT EXACTLY IS AN AMBASSADOR
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MARIAN DE VOS
With no “standard” definition of what a brand ambassador really is, our first and only FACE that represents all we entail is the gorgeous MARIAN.
She is definitely hard to ignore and apart from the immediate association to our brand (once you know she’s affiliated) which acts as a living advertisement to the brand – to say we are as unique as Marian’s radiant appearance is but an understatement. This young lady would widely be recognized by SA audiences from the ever popular television series Survivor Champions, but stemming from an entrepreneurial background Ms de Vos has a passion for local business especially if one of its main intentions is to ignite change.
Nowadays Marian enjoys the benefits of blossoming career as a high end fashion model as her unique look attracts alot of diverse interest. She is however using this stage of her life as a platform in which she hopes to educate the vast public on the condition and the challenges she was faced with when originally diagnosed with vitiligo.
Being diagnosed with “a condition” has not only opened a door to a very unexpected successful career but it threw Marian with alot of internal challenges which she could only overcome with self acceptance as a guide. This was however never a prerequisite when we launched our search for an “ambassador” – what we wanted was an individual whom from first glance would be an obvious representation of all we value in our brand. With our two founding members being female, one caucasian and one black – we took pride in the fact that we CHOSE this dynamic, we werent forced into an arrangement by means of political dictation, we advocate acceptance and change so when we realised there were people out there that physically defied the boundaries that their specific race stipulated (the one they were born under), made just all the sense in the world!!
Not only was Marian both black and white but she was born coloured and in some opinions looks indian!!! EXOTIC is what she is…. She knows no discrimination from one particular race group but understands it from EVERYONE. In Auganic’s opinion individuals with vitiligo should be regarded as extraordinarily special as they have transcended the consumer driven opinion of what beauty is and the stereotypical method of thinking that one should not be associated with someone from outside of your own race group. Our ambassador is unique in the sense that she understands how to market herself without arrogance… she knows that she will be a walking “cause” her entire life but this time she has a team behind her, advocating for her beauty and proud of the unique change she represents!
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