Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede

Ethiopian model, fashion designer and actress
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Liya Kebede
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Liya Kebede (Amharic: ሊያ ከበደ; born 1 March 1978) is an Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer, and actress. She has appeared on the cover of Vogue 20 times.

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Liya Kebede was born on Wednesday, 1 March 1978 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is best known as a model. Kebede's country of citizenship (nationality) is Ethiopian. Her religion is listed as Muslim. She is 5' 10" (178 cm) tall and weighs 126 lbs (57 kg) with a slim build. She has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $18,000,000 US dollars. Liya Kebede is 46 years old and her zodiac star sign is Pisces.

You can find people similar to Liya Kebede by visiting our lists Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation winners and Ethiopian film actresses.

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Claim to fame
having worked with numerous fashion designers such as YSL, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, etc
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Date of birth
1 March 1978
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Place of birth
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Occupation
Model, actress, clothing designer, humanitarian (maternal health advocate)
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Height
5' 10" (178 cm)
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Weight
126 lbs (57 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Tiny body frame
  • Legs
  • Smile
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Dress size
4 (US)
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Shoe size
9 (US)
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Net worth
$18,000,000 USD
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Talent agency
  • DNA Model Management - New York
  • Viva Models - Paris
  • D'Management Group - Milan
  • Iconic Management - Hamburg
  • IMG Models - London
  • IMG Models - New York
  • IMG Models - Sydney
  • IMG Models - Paris
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  • As a kid, she was like studying most of the time – sitting in the corner fully focussed on her books.
  • In 2007, she became the world’s 11th highest-paid top model as per Forbes.
  • Due to her philanthropic work, she was chosen as Glamour’s Women of the Year in 2013.
  • She has started a non-profit organization called the “Liya Kebede Foundation” to reduce maternal and child deaths.
  • In 2005, she was made WHO’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

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