Asian Models on the Run – #1 Chanel Iman

Name: Chanel Iman Robinson

Birth Date: December 1, 1990

Ethnic Origin: Mother is half African American and half Korean, Father African American

Height: 175 cm

Agency: IMG models

Modeller med asiatiskt ursprung, men det är sällan man känner till de. Under kategorin Asian Models kommer vi introducera de asiatiska modellerna vi möter under internationella mode sammanhang.

Vi börjar med modellen Chanel Iman, som kanske inte har de typiska asiatdragen (eller hudfärgen för den delen), men som faktiskt har koreanska gener i blodet. Hennes mamma är halv afrikan-amerikan och halv korean, så tekniskt sätt är hon en fjärdedels korean. Hon började som modell under agenturen Ford Models redan som 13 åldring i Los Angeles. Hennes debut som runway modell började 2006. Våren 2009 blev Chanel den första svarta modellen på 8 år på Guccis modevisning. Chanel var även yngsta, på endast 16 år och den tredje svarta modellen som någonsin har prytt Vogues omslag.

We often see Asian models on the runway, but we hardly ever know who they are. Therefore we like to introduce the Asian models we stumble upon. Starting off with this lovely model Chanel Iman, who may not look very Asian in our eyes, but do have Asian genes in her blood. Her mother is half African American and half Korean, so technically, ¼ Korean?  She started modelling with Ford Models at the young age of 13 in Los Angeles. Chanel’s first season and debut as a runway model took off in 2006. In Spring 2009, Chanel became the first Black model in 8 years to walk for Gucci.  She was also the youngest (at age 16) to ever grace the cover of Vogue and though there had been several black Vogue models before, Chanel was only the third to have ever graced the cover. 

Chanel with her mother

Chanel walking for Gucci, Spring 2009

Chanel blev officiellt en Victoria Secret Angel november 2010.

She also has been seen as a bombshell “Angel” on numerous commercials aired by Victoria’s Secret. Chanel officially received her wings in November 2010 during her second in New York City’s Victoria’s Secret Runway Show. 

Chanel’s mother owns a clothing Boutique called the Red Bag Boutique.

Sources: (Chanels Official Website)(richgirllowlife)(Wikipedia)