Ethiopian Model Gelila Bekele also does humanitarian projects. She focuses on access to clean water, food, and education. She said “those three things are important as a human being.” www.gelilabekele.com
Ayan Elmi- Standing at 5”11, Ayan Elmi has graced the covers of magazines; Life and Fashion in 2007 and Lou Lou in 2008. With a breathtaking spread in Vogue Italia shot earlier this year by world renowned photographer Greg Lotus, Elmi’s gorgeous cheekbones and killer legs were on full display. Some believe that she along with counterpart Fatima Said represent a new era of East African models in the industry since the debut of supermodel’s Iman and Liya Kebede.