Chanel Iman Robinson is an American model known as Chanel Iman. She’s probably best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. Her measurements are 34-23-35.
Chanel Iman is a beautiful blend of Korean and African-American ancestry. Though born in Atlanta, she grew up in Los Angeles and attended Fairfax High School.
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Per her website, she grew up and studied fashion, striking poses in front of stuffed animals. After she turned 13, her aunt took her to several modeling agencies in Los Angeles. After fielding a variety of offers, she signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. She moved to New York from Los Angeles when she was 15.
Chanel Iman started as a runway model in 2006 and walked for a variety of houses. At age 16, Chanel Iman was the youngest model to grace the cover of Vogue.
She received her “wings” as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010.
Her dream is for advertisers to see the value in booking “color.” She sais she has encountered racism in the industry. “A few times I got excused by designers who told me ‘we already found one black girl. We don’t need you anymore.’ When someone tells you, ‘we don’t want you because we already have one of your kind,’ it’s really sad.”
In person, Chanel Iman sad she’s a little shy. “When you get to know me, I open up. I’m a cool chick to hang with.” To unwind, she said she goes to Puerto Rico with her best friend’s family. “It is a complete getaway and releases any stress for me like no other place on earth.”
She thinks what makes people attractive is “spirit, confidence and a positive attitude…it’s about glowing: being happy from within because you are free to be yourself.”
Chanel Iman has appeared on the “Tyra Banks Show” and “America’s Next Top Model” as a guest judge. Aside from modeling, she is active in charities in Los Angeles including the HerShe Group Foundation, among others.
She has been romantically linked with rapper ASAP Rocky since 2013. Chanel Iman currently resides in New York City.