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Chanel Iman Robinson is an American model, known professionally as Chanel Iman. She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret angel. She started modeling when she was 13 and signed to Ford Models after winning in third place in the Ford’s Supermodel of the World.

Chanel Iman Biography

At a yvery young age, Chanel studied fashion magazines, striking poses in front of stuffed animals and throwing dress up parties with her friends. From the earliest moments of her modeling career, she had “it,” and it showed. Following her 13th birthday in December 2003, Chanel’s aunt brought her to some modeling agencies in the Los Angeles. The reaction of the agencies to her talent was immediate, and emphatic. In January 2004, after fielding dozens of offers, Chanel and her family decided to sign with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency. Just a year and a half after signing, Chanel went on to win third place in Ford’s “Supermodel of the World” contest. Although they didn’t know it at the time, the modeling world would never be the same.

Chanel’s debut as a runway model took off in 2006 like no one could have expected. Designers and major fashion houses from New York, London, Milan, and Paris put her in their A List lineups, from High Fashion to Haute Couture. Designers included Marc Jacobs, Ana Sui, Phillp Lim, and Valentino. This amazing beginning was soon followed by additional seasons that would brand her name into an icon. Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, John Galliano, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander Mc Queen, Ralph Lauren, Micheal Kors, Oscar De La Renta, and Givenchy are among some of the fashion houses that dressed her for her shows each season. In Spring 2009, Chanel was the first Black model in 8 years to walk for Gucci – a lapse that had existed since the take over of Gucci by designer Frida Giannini.

At a Philip Lim show in 2007, Chanel caught the attention of Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue magazine. That same year, the legendary Wintour selected Chanel as one of 10 girls to be featured on the May 2007 cover of Vogue, and named her as one of the “world’s next top models.” She was the youngest to ever be 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.

Since then, Chanel Iman  has done Cover shoots for magazines all over the world, including Teen Vogue, TIME, i-D, Muse ,POP, Lula, Elle, Flare and Vogue just to name a few. Her editorials are almost unnumbered, including American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, V and many more.

For the past four years from 2006-2010, campaigns have emerged with designers and advertisers seeking to book Chanel. From Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, Diane Von Furstenberg and  Dsquared2 to her most recent placement in every running Victoria’s Secret campaign.

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

As an advocate for diversity on the runways, Chanel has paved the way for a host of newcomers. Her dream is for advertisers to see the value in booking “color.” In many interviews Chanel is asked to give beauty tips and how to’s … but when asked what makes someone beautiful her answer is “spirit, confidence and a positive attitude…Being attractive is not about how much make up you wear or how fly you think you have to look. To me being attractive is about glowing; being happy from within because you are free to be yourself. On the runway I put on many faces and wear fashions that are as far from my personality as you can get, but I try to put a little bit of myself  in my walk and in my attitude so that I not only sell the collection, but also sell myself as a confident and attractive woman.”

When asked “What do you do to prepare yourself before going out on the runway?” Her answer is simply: “I pray and thank God for all of my blessings.”

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