To describe most 18 year old girls as wonderful is plain overstatement.
IN TATIANE’S case, it is the perfect word. She comes from the poor quarters of Sao Paulo in Brazil and from the age of 14 worked with her mother selling tablecloths in the street to tourists. The hard times made Tatiane's smile rare, but it also made her resilient and ambitious.
Tatiane went back to selling tablecloths from dawn till dusk. She saved the money she didn't give her mother. As soon as she had enough, she found a photographer and with her modest portfolio started contacting photographers all over the world. A few months before her 18th birthday, she got an invitation for two months work in Amsterdam. It was a dream come true.
With her rare smile, vibrant personality and gritty determination, Tatiane is a real Hegre Girl.