Chanel Iman is a supermodel, an entrepreneur and also an occasional actress. She worked as a child model for one of the world’s foremost modelling agencies before eventually marking her runway debut as a teenager in the summer of 2007. Iman became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010 which is widely considered a major milestone in the career of any fashion model. In addition to several other accomplishments in the world of fashion, she is considered in some quarters to be one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Chanel Iman’s Bio (Ethnicity, Age)
She was born Chanel Iman Robinson on the first day of December 1990. Her birth took place in Atlanta, Georgia but she was raised in Los Angeles, California. She is mainly of African-American descent with partial Korean ancestry on her mother’s side. Growing up in LA, she started working as a child model from the age of twelve. As a teenager, she took part in the 2006 Supermodel of the World contest organised by Ford Models and she got signed to the agency after finishing as the 2nd runner up of the competition.
Getting signed to Ford Models gave a major boost to Iman’s career as she got featured in several fashion magazines across the world including Allure, Harpers Bazaar, Pop, Elle, Vanity Fair and Vogue. She equally walked the runway for some of the biggest names in fashion from Alexander McQueen to Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and so many others. She is also known to have featured in the ad campaigns of some of the most luxurious fashion brands in the world most notably Victoria’s Secret. This gorgeous runway star featured in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and she was also signed as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2010 to 2012.
Beyond her job as a model, Chanel Iman also has a number of acting credits to her name, having featured in comedy films like Dope (2015) and Mad Families (2017). Back in 2009, the supermodel appeared as a guest judge on the thirteenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She was equally a guest judge on Ru Paul‘s Drag Race in April 2016. Beyond the glitz and glam of her life as a model, Iman is also a well known humanitarian as she has participated in several charity efforts, particularly in the African continent.
Working with some of the most profitable fashion brands in the world comes with mouth-watering financial benefits and this is the case with internationally-renowned supermodel Chanel Iman. In addition to other business ventures of her own, she has also enjoyed several endorsement deals in the course of her highly successful modelling career. It comes as no surprise that her net worth is valued at an estimated $8 million.
Chanel Iman’s mother is China Robinson and her father goes by the name Tic Price. There is not much known about her father but her mother has shared the spotlight with her famous daughter sometime in the past. Iman appeared with her mother on an episode of The Tyra Banks Show back in October 2007. The mother-daughter duo also collaborated on a clothing boutique “The Red Bag Boutique” which they launched in Culver City, California in May 2010.
Boyfriend, Is She Married?
Chanel Iman is currently married to her boyfriend-turned-husband Sterling Shepard, an American football wide receiver who joined the New York Giants of the NFL in 2016. This picture-perfect duo is said to have met in November 2016 at the birthday party of Shepard’s former teammate Victor Cruz which marked the beginning of what has turned out to be a fairytale romance.
Iman and Shepard got engaged in December 2017, a year after their first meeting and shortly afterwards, they tied the knot. Theirs was a star-studded ceremony held at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel on March 3, 2018. On Mother’s Day 2018, Iman announced that she was expecting her first child and true to her words, her daughter Cali Clay Shepard was born on August 10, 2018.
Height and Other Body Stats
Being a supermodel, Chanel Iman’s body is basically the most critical aspect of her career and many are curious to know the exact details of her enviable physique. As expected, she stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches (179 cm). The former Victoria’s Secret Angel has a bust size of 29.5 inches, a waist size of 23.5 inches and hip size of 34 inches.