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Kristia Tolode

Kristia Tolode




Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Travel




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Kristia Tolode was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin. She moved to New York City at the age of 12 and quickly had to adapt to a whole new life. As an adventurous soul, she fell in love with the beauty, fashion, and culture of the new city she found herself in. She began modeling at the age of 16 and has worked with various beauty and fashion brands to spread body positivity in the industry. Aside from being a content creator in her own right, Kristia is also the CEO of Minonwa - a womenswear brand that makes high-quality African-inspired clothing. Aside from the world of beauty, fashion, and content creation, Kristia is also a graduate of Baruch College with a Master's in Public Administration. She currently works for The Jed Foundation, an organization aimed at preventing suicide among teens and young adults. Kristia enjoys the healthy balance of pursuing her multiple interests, which, above all, is rooted in making a difference in the lives of young black youths.
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