She was at a point rated by Forbes as the 11th highest paid model in the world in 2007, the 33 years old married, mother of 2 seems to continually defy the aging process, as she seems to look better as she ages, an authority in the business once said of her ''she is an exotic Grace Kelly''. In 2002, she made the May cover of the Paris Vogue, which is not an easy feat, she has appeared on the cover of the US Vogue 3 times, and that's where Anna Wintour is the supremo. Her big break in the industry came in 2000, when Tom Ford signed her to an exclusive contract for his Gucci Fall/winter fashion show, from then on it has been the upward swing to the stratosphere.
For a girl who was born & raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was 1st spotted by a film director, who then introduced her to a french modeling agent, she made sure to finish school first before moving to Paris,France before later relocating to New York, it has been a fantastic journey so far. Now she has been appointed as the new face of cosmetics giant L'OREAL,Paris , the good ole ''sophisticated'' Paris, It is a big DEAL