Somaliland: Iman The Supermodel of Somali Origin Launches Instagram Q&A series


somalilandsun- The legendary supermodel Iman Abdulmajid is inviting her followers to get in touch online and ask her questions about her life and career.
Posting a short clip ahead of the first Dear Iman episode on Wednesday (29August18), Iman explained: “Hey everybody, tomorrow I am lunching Dear Iman. What is that? It’s an opportunity for you to ask me any question. But tomorrow, it’s all about beauty.”
Using the hashtag #DearIman, her fans can get in contact with their burning questions.
In an interview with Vogue Arabia earlier this year, the Somalian beauty, who lost husband David Bowie in 2016, spoke about how she championed for change during her modelling heyday.
“As my career progressed, I became the first black model to refuse to work for a lower wage than other girls. To me, I was providing the same service, so I had to be paid equally,” she said.
And she recalled how once, during a shoot for American Vogue, the make-up artist didn’t have foundation for black skin tones. This inspired the 63-year-old to launch her own beauty line, Iman Cosmetics, which debuted in 2004.
“When you work in the industry, your looks are your currency,” she said. “If you don’t have a good appearance, you won’t be booked again – and no one will blame the beauty team or the photographer. This made me start experimenting with make-up from an early stage. I would buy any foundation with pigment so I could mix and match.”
Iman also took to Instagram on Wednesday to mark what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. She uploaded photos of the pair in costume on the set of the 1992 video for Michael’s Remember the Time, where Iman starred as the wife of Eddie Murphy’s Pharaoh.