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Who is Chanel Iman?

Posted on 02 December 2009 by Korean Beacon

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chanel-iman-victoria-secret-cbsThe Victoria’s Secret Fashion show was finally shown on CBS on Tuesday night and there were fresh new faces walking the V-shaped catwalk.  One of the freshest of faces was the very young looking Chanel Iman, who happens to be partially Korean: she’s of African-American and Korean descent.  She’s one of the fastest rising stars in modeling and she’s getting a lot of attention lately and not just because her name (Chanel) is synonymous with one of the most prestigious fashion houses.  She was discovered at the age of sixteen and in just four years, she has flown around the world multiple times to strut her stuff on the biggest catwalks in fashion from Dolce & Gabbana to Valentino.  She’s been on numerous covers like Vogue and Bazaar.  One of fashion and TV’s biggest stars took notice of young Chanel Iman.  Tyra Banks took Chanel under her wing, giving her guidance and encouragement throughout her young modeling career.  Well, Chanel was super excited to finally get her moment in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as one of the five new angels.

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Check out Chanel Iman’s interview behind the scenes at the show (0:31).

Get to know Chanel Iman in this fashion video profile.

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