April 10, 2021

Liya Kebede, a "singular and haunting" beauty L'Oréal

She is sublime, committed, mom and businesswoman. Liya Kebede has just joined the VIP club of muses L'Oreal, among whom are already enthroned Ines de la Fressange, Gwen Stefani, Freida Pinto, Jane Fonda, Laetitia Casta or Jennifer Lopez.

The young woman, spotted at the age of 18 by a modeling agency in her native Africa, then chained the fashion shows signed by Tom Ford for Gucci.

Liya Kebede has also done magazine covers such as Vogue, Flair, I-D, and shot in feature films: State Reasons in 2006 with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, Desert Flower in 2009 ...

But the international supermodel is also a woman devoted to humanitarian causes. Liya, Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization, is committed to maternal and child health with conviction. So much so that the young woman creates her own foundation to help hospitals in particular.

Liya Kebede has even invested in fashion by launching its own clothing brand, Lemlem, which showcases the know-how of African artisans. A beautiful muse certainly, but a muse This is what stresses Cyril Chapuy, International Managing Director of L'Oreal Paris: "Liya is a strong, inspiring, courageous woman with singular and haunting beauty, and the generosity of her commitment to women's well-being is also remarkable."

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