Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Nazanin Afshin-Jam


Tehran, Iran

Birth Name

Nazanin Afshin-Jam



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Born in Tehran, Iran during the country's famous Iranian Revolution (where the Ayatollah's rose to power), Nazanin's family left their homeland to seek the freedom in another land. Her father being jailed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, forced them to escape to Europe, and in 1981 they finally…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Due to her roots in Iran, Nazanin has chosen the human rights organization, Amnesty International, as her main charitible organizations.

    • Nazanin worked towards a double major degree in International Relations and Political Science at two universities: The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and the L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

    • As a teenager, Afshin-Jam achieved the highest rank in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets: Warrant Officer First Class. The Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national youth organization working with the Royal Canadian Air Force and is dedicated to teaching citizenship and leadership to Canadian youth.

    • Nazanin is currently working on recording her debut album with Her Royal Majesty Records through the Bodog Music Company.

    • In 2003, Nazanin earned the title of Miss Swimsuit Canada.

    • Nazanin states that her role model is CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who is also of Iranian descent.

    • Nazanin was host of the 2005 Bodog Salute to the Troops Celebrity Poker Tournament that was co-sponsored by Spike TV and the Bodog record company.

    • Afshin-Jam is heavily involved in the attempt to save a 18 year old Iraninan female, also named Nazanin, from being publicly hanged for killing a man who attempted to sexually assalt her and her niece. Afshin-Jam has started the "Save Nazanin Petition" and as of April 2006 has attracted more than 90,000 signatures worldwide.

    • After being crowned "Miss Canada", Nazanin went on to become the First Runner-Up for "Miss World 2003." She was runner-up to Miss Ireland, Rosanna Davison.

    • After graduating college, Nazanin went to work as a volunteer with the Red Cross.

    • Was crowned "Miss World Canada" in 2003.

    • Nazanin is fluent in three languages: Persian, English and French.

    • Nazanin is a registered pilot and is licensed to fly both powered aircraft and gliders.

    • She often goes by just her first name of "Nazanin."

  • Quotes

  • Nazanin Afshin-Jam is truly an inspirational human being who will only better this Earth.

    Nazanin Afshin-Jam is kind, smart, and beautiful. She recently gave an exclusive interview where she talks about her humanitarian work, her singing career and her opinion on many different issues. It's a must to check out:

    If only more people can be involved in the world's most pressing issues as much as Nazanin Afhsin-Jam is. Her activism work has seen her travel to all corners of the Earth. I believe that if more performing artists and celebrities use their "star power" to get a message to the masses, this world would be a lot better place. God bless her and her work.moreless