There are several models in East and Eastern Africa and you may be wondering which one of them is the best.Well,as always we’ve got your back and here is the full list of some of the best models in Kenya,East Africa and Eastern Africa at large.

1.Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid

even with the fact that this Somali-born supermodel no longer graces the fashion runway, it would definitely not be an East African model list without Iman in it.

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She was initially discovered at the University of Nairobi by Peter Beard and soon after moved to the United States to model for Vogue back in 1976 – and since then the model has got up numerous magazine covers and worked with world famous designers throughout her career.

The model is also a business woman with a cosmetics company known as Iman Cosmetics and a clothing line known as Global Chic.

2.Ajuma Nasenyana

She is a Kenyan based model .Ajuma was born in Lodwar, Turkana and was discovered at the Miss Tourism Kenya competition in 2003 by Lyndsey McIntyre of Surazuri Modelling Agency.

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The going has not been the same for Ajuma since then as she went on to participate in New York fashion week alongside Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek for designers such as Baby Phat and Carlos Mienes.

3.Alek Wek

This super model is a South Sudanese British model that was discovered outside a market by a Models 1 scout.

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Wak is one of best known for not conforming to the ideal perception of beauty.

This model has modelled for Ford Models, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein as well as Christian Dior.

4.Aamito Lagum

This model is a Ugandan born model who rose to fame after winning the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model.

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Back then after winning Africa’s Next Top Model, she has been featured on magazines such as ESJ Magazine and Elle South Africa.

Lagum has also worked with Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Franca Sozzani.

Besides that, the model has walked the runway for designers such as Paul Smith, Lacoste and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

5.Ataui Deng

The model is just a 24 year old Sudanese-American model who has walked the runway for world famous designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar De La Renta and Mugler.

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The model has also graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue and American Vogue.

Beside all these, is also the niece to Alek Wek.

6.Ajak Deng

This model is a Melbourne-raised Sudanese that has walked for Luis Vuitton and Chanel. Deng has also graced campaigns for Top Shop, KENZO, Kate Spade and Calvin Klein.

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The model flew from Sudan during the war with her siblings and took refuge in Australia where she began modelling to provide for her family.

She has faced constant challenges in the modelling industry.

7.Malaika Firth

She is another Kenyan-British model that is signed to Premier Models Agency and is currently based in New York.

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Her mother is clearly the one that called up Premier Models to let them know of her daughter’s modelling credentials.

This Kenyan model has walked the runway for Prada and became the second black model to star in a Prada advert since Naomi Campbell in 1994.

8.Flaviana Matata

This model is a Tanzanian born fashion model and beauty queen. Matata was born and raised in Shinyanga, Tanzania and won the first edition of Miss Tanzania back in 2007.

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Back then she was discovered by Russel Simmons who helped her secure modelling interviews before eventually being signed by NEXT.

Besides working with NEXT she works with Wilhemina Models and Boss Models South Africa.

9.Gelila Bekele

She is an Ethiopian born model and also a social activist.

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The model has a contract with Ford Models and has been featured in fashion magazines such as Lucky, Allure and Essense.

Bekele has also been in a relationship with Tyler Perry since 2009 and have a son together.

10.Fatima Siad

She is a fashion model best known for coming in third on Cycle 10’s America’s Next Top Model.

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This model is from Somalia and has worked for magazines such as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar.

Siad has also walked for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Spring/Summer 2009.

 

11.Herieth Paul

The model is a Tanzanian born who has walked for numerous designers including Lacoste and Tom Ford.

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The model was discovered during an open call a modelling agency in Ontario, Canada at the age of 14.

Besides the fact that she is the Maybelline New York Brand Ambassador.

12.Liya Kedebe

She is an Ethiopian born model that got her first big break when Tom Ford asked for an exclusive contract for his Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show.

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13. Anjili Laura

Laura is a freelance Kenyan model best known for her nomination as the 2017 Kenya Female Top Model.

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14.Deliah Ipupa

She is also a Kenyan model best known for being the Face of Nivea Black and White

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15.Bidanya Barassa

The model is best known for being M-Nets’s second Face of Africa in 1999.

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16.Cecilia Mwangi

She is a Kenyan model

17.Charity Mwangi

From Kenya,she won 2015 miss Kenya awards.

18.Akothee

Mostly known for music,she is also a Kenyan born model .

19.Susan Anyango

She is a Kenyan born model and also won 2011 miss Kenya awards.

20.Emma Too

She is also a Kenyan born Model based in Mombasa.

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