Iman

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Iman

Born

7/25/1955, Mogadishu, Somalia

Birth Name

Iman Abdulmajid

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Iman's father was the Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, so she and her family traveled quite a bit while she was growing up. Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where her parents still reside. She studied political science in college before being…more

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    • Iman: (on her introduction to modeling) The first thing I thought was he wanted me for prostitution of naked pictures. I had never seen Vogue. I didn't read fashion magazines, I read Time and Newsweek.

    • Iman: (on her youth) I was a very nerdy child. I never fit in, so I became laboriously studious.

    • Iman: (on controlling her public image) I've always said that I was an accomplice to the Iman mythology, never a victim.

    • Iman: (on her make-up company's focus on women of color) I have a real sense of who the true woman of color is. She is not merely one ethnic group...she's African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American.

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