Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian-born model, philanthropist, designer, actress, and WHO's Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health since 2005. The supermodel's career started thanks to her looks, but she became an inspiration and a muse with time.
Date Of Birth
March 1, 1978
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5 ft 10 in / 178 cm
126 lb / 57 kg
Tattoos And Piercings
Why Is Liya Kebede Famous?
Liya rose to fame in 2000 after appearing on Gucci's show. She soon became the face of Estee Lauder and made history as the first non-white woman who signed a contract with this beauty giant.
In 2011, she became the face of L'Oreal. She also worked for Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, and H&M and started her clothing brand in 2008.
Liya is a red carpet regular and a guest at numerous charity events.
Number Of Instagram Followers (Updated In August 2022)
Who Is Liya Kebede Dating?
Liya Kebede Dating History
Liya Kebede was married to Kassy Kebede, Ethiopian hedge fund manager, from 2000 to 2015. The couple has two kids.
Liya Kebede Social Media
Liya shares pictures from her everyday life and red carpet events and discusses social issues. She talks about motherhood, feminism, and racism, and her eloquence and knowledge made her iconic.
She has 848K followers on Facebook.
About Liya Kebede
Liya started modeling in Ethiopia and quickly moved to Paris. However, she did not like it there, so she went to Chicago, where her brothers lived.
The mother of two quickly found fame and worked with all prestigious brands. However, she did not stop there.
In 2008, she started a clothing label Lemlem. She made friends within the industry, who were also supermodel moms, and joined WHO's program, which focused on maternal, newborn, and child health.
She also has a charitable organization, Liya Kebede Foundation, whose mission is to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality in Ethiopia and worldwide.
Liya has four brothers, and three of them live in the US.
Though not much information is available, the supermodel is close to her family, her mom especially.
Liya, who lives in New York, enjoys hiking and spending time in nature with her son, daughter, and friends.