Beauty is Power Most Famous and pretty African Models

Name: Iman Country: Somalia Her Impact: Fashion icon Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid landed her first modeling assignment for Vogue magazine. She became a muse for many exclusive designers such as Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan and Yves Saint-Laurent. She was the first Black model to appear on the cover of German Vogue. Iman found great success as an internationally celebrated supermodel for almost three decades, but her accomplishments did not stop at the end of the runway. Not only is the legendary beauty an established actress, but she also owns a cosmetics collection for women of color called “Iman.” Despite her hectic schedule, she has managed to find time to work toward fighting AIDS in Africa as a global ambassador for the Keep a Child Alive campaign and for I Am Africa. Iman Name: Liya Kebede Country: Ethiopian Her Impact: Liya Kebede got her big break when she signed an exclusive contract for the Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show. Another marked career achievement for the elegant Ethiopian beauty was gracing the cover of Paris Vogue and having the entire issue dedicated to her. She has appeared on the covers of Italian, Japanese, American, French and Spanish Vogue and has been featured in ad campaigns for a host of designers and cosmetics brands including Yves Saint-Laurent, Victoria’s Secret, Revlon, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada and Louis Vuitton. In 2003, she was became the first Ethiopian spokesmodel for Estée Lauder cosmetics. In 2005, she was appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Yasmine Warsame Yasmin-Warsame-309408 Name: Yasmin Warsame Country: Somalian Her Impact: Discovered in Toronto in 1997, Yasmin Warsame began her journey into an enviable and impressive modeling career. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue Italia, American Vogue, American and British Elle, and Amica and Surface magazines. She has also walked the runway for major fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier. Additionally, Yasmin landed advertising campaigns for Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Hermès, Shiseido, Chanel, GAP and H&M. Name: Nyasha Matonhodze Country: Zimbabwean Her Impact: Shortly after signing her modeling contract, Nyasha debuted at the spring Louis Gray show in London; also walks for Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Emanuel Ungaro, and Louis Vuitton in 2009. She has since walked the runways for Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Emanuel Ungaro, Loewe and Louis Vuitton shows in New York and Paris. Nyasha also appeared in editorials for magazines such as W, Teen Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.   Nyasha_matonhodze-louis-vuitton 5.  Fatima Siad Fatima Siad is a Somali-Ethiopian fashion model. Raised in Boston, Mass.,  she placed third on “America’s Next Top Model,” season 10. 6. Oluchi Orlandi Nigeria 7. Samar Khoury 8. Flaviana Matata 9.  Micaela Reis – Angola 10. Meli Tiacoh- Ivory Coast 10. Agbani Darego – Nigeria Now you see why polygamy is so common in Africa lol Here are also some prominent African male models 1. Eugon McNeil from South Africa eugon mcneil by Betina Du Toit 8 (1) 2. Sascha Mbaye is French Senegalese04.jpg.cf

3. from Angola

angola2.jpg.cf

3. Ty Ogunkoya from Nigeria 3 TY+Ogunkoya+%282%29.jpg.cf 4. Glen Abrantes from Angola Boxfresh-Josh-Stika-Spring-Summer-14-Fruit-Cocktail-Collection-Model-Glen-Abrant 5. Arnaldo Jose from Angola Hard_Mister-Angola_FB1-620x5921.jpg.cf 6. Bruce Tekele from Ethiopia %2540tekle.CR2-3.jpg.cf 7. Carlos Nasciamento from Angola mister+angola+carlos+nascimento16.jpg.cf 8. Brian Okwara from Nigeria Nigerian+model+Ikenna+Bryan+Okwara+3.jpeg.cf 9. Mauro Lopes from Angolamauro-lopes-by-carla-pires-02 10. Abdul from Ghana duke+d.jpg.cf