Yasmin Warsame Biography
Yasmin Abshir Warsame is a Canadian model and activist of Somali origin, born in May 5, 1976. In 2004, she was named “The Most Alluring Canadian” in a poll by Fashion magazine. Warsame was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1976. At the age of fifteen years , she moved from Somalia to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her family.
She later studied psychology and social sciences at Seneca College. Yasmin was discovered in 1997 by professional modelling Agency owners /scouts from SHOK Models in Toronto, Cindy LaChapelle and Camille Bailey. LaChapelle and Bailey first scouted Yasmin while she was riding the TTC Subway train. Much to their dismay, she did not contact them right away. Ironically, and approximately a couple of weeks later the two ran into Yasmin again while she was walking on Queen Street East near Spadina Avenue. They convinced her to come into the SHOK office for a meeting about the business.
Yasmin Warsame Husband
She is currently not married.
Yasmin Warsame Vogue
Somali-Canadian supermodel Yasmin Warsame received her big break courtesy of a Vogue Italia editorial feature photographed by Steven Meisel. She has appeared in countless editorial features in the international editions of Vogue, and most recently, Peter Lindberg captured her in the South of France for L’Oreal Paris.
Perhaps best known for her regal features, energetic personality, Yasmin has walked in the international runway collections for Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Tom Ford, and Oscar de la Renta, and she appeared in advertising campaigns Valentino Haute Couture, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Hermès, Shiseido, Chanel, Gap, and H&M. She also served as a judge on the reality-competition series, Canada’s Next Top Model.
Yasmin Warsame Career
Warsame has worked for agencies like SHOK Models (discovered Yasmin), NEXT Toronto/Montreal (mother agency), NEXT Paris, NEXT London, IMG New York, View Barcelona and Tony Jones Amsterdam. She has been featured on the covers of a.o. Vogue Italia and American Vogue, American and British Elle, and Amica and Surface magazines.
She has also modelled both the couture and ready-to-wear runways for everyone from Christian Dior to Jean Paul Gaultier. In addition, Warsame has done high-profile advertising campaigns for Valentino couture, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Hermès, Shiseido, Chanel, GAP and H&M. In 2007, she also became a judge on Cycle 2 of the Canadian reality television series, Canada’s Next Top Model.