she is a MODEL citizen [Liya Kebede]

Although February may be a short month, it will be a busy one. Fashion Week, Black History Month, My 21st birthday and everything else in between. It’s time to buckle my seat belt and prepare for take off in 5….4…3…2 and 1. This month you can expect a lot of features on Black influencers related to the creative industries. What better way to start it off than with the beautiful Ethiopian Model, Mother, Wife, Actress, Clothing Designer and Health Advocate; Liya Kebede. “It is a known fact” that she is aesthetically pleasing however, beyond popular belief, good looks will only get you so far these days…

Liya Kebede was spotted by a film director while attending school and was soon introduced to a French Modeling Agency. Upon completion of school she relocated to France for work which led her to the Concrete Jungle of New York City. After being on the cover of ┬áParis Vogue in May of 2002, Kebede became one of the most highly sought-after models within the industry. She has graced the covers of Japanese, Italian, American, French and Spanish Vogue and been featured in numerous campaigns to include; Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret and Escada. Being appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, she has given back and continues to do so. Liya Kebede founded the Liya Kebede Foundation which advocates and funds awareness for the support of technology ,education, medical programs and training to help reduce maternal newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and all around the world. She is a MODEL citizen.

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