You might have noticed the Ethiopian Top Model Liya Kebede in magazines, TV commercials or on the Internet. She has been modeling for a while and thanks to her very successful carrier, Liya was ranked eleventh on Forbes’ 2007 “World’s Top-Earning Models” List and fifteenth on the 2008 list. While some of her peers are busy partying, Liya who was born and raised in Ethiopia is striving to improve the lives of women and children in her native country and around the world through the Liya Kebede Foundation. As the top model points out, there is so much to be done but we will get there. Although she lives in New-York with her husband and their two children, Liya travels to Ethiopia on a regular basis and believes she ought to give back to her community.
Liya & husband Kassy Kebede
[Photo: Jamati Online]
Liya Kebede & Oprah Winfrey
[Photo: The Oprah Winfrey Show]