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Liya has graced covers of many magazines, including: Italian, Japanese and Spanish Vogue, Flair, i-D and Time's Style & Design. One of a very few Ethiopian models and ethnically African models featured in major fashion shoots and runway shows.


Liya Kebede
Liya Kebede is a supermodel born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a young woman, Liya did modeling in her native Ethiopia. She has remarked that the modeling industry in that country is quite different from the European catwalks from which she is now seen ubiquitously. In Ethiopia, she had to provide her own shoes for each runway show.

Ethiopian Models, Liya Kebede (Click to enlarge)

A film director spotted Liya while she was in school at the French Lycee, where he helped her join a French modeling agent. When Liya had finished her schooling she was off to France to work for a Parisian agency. It only took a short while before Liya was off to New York City where she lives to day with her family.

Liya's Work Experience
Liya the most famous of all Ethiopian models has graced covers of many a magazine, including: Italian, Japanese and Spanish Vogue, V, French, Flair, i-D and Time's Style & Design. She is one of a very few Ethiopian Models and ethnically African models featured in major fashion photo shoots and runway shows. Liya has also featured in haute couture and other similar high class clothing campaigns, as well as Victoria's Secret.

Ethiopian Models, Liya Kebede




The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Models - Ethiopian models, Illuminating Liya Kebede, interview, interesting reviews of the Ethiopian super model, black and white photos. www.models.com

Ethiomedia - Miss Tourism Ethiopia crowned Miss Goodwill in Malaysia, Ethiopian models, Dina Fekadu. www.ethiomedia.com

Miss Ethiopia - The much acclaimed Miss Ethiopia World beauty pageant has been revamped, Ethiopian models. missethiopia.blogspot.com

Who - Liya Kebede, WHO's Goodwill Ambassador for maternal, newborn and child health, super model, most famous of all Ethiopian models. www.who.int

Ethiopian Models, Liya Kebede

Mrs Kebede has also feature in a host of ad campaigns including: Gap, YSL, Emanuel Ungaro, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana and in S/S 2004 ads for Escada and Louis Vuitton. Liya became the first black model to be a representative of Estee Lauder cosmetics.

Liya has also established herself amongst the ranks of fashion's elite on the NY - Milan - Paris runway circuit. Her big break came when Tom Ford asked Liya to walk in exclusive for his Gucci A/W 2000 fashion show.

In 2005, she was appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She currently lives in New York City with her husband Kassy Kebede and son Suhul.

Ethiopian Models, Liya Kebede

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