Yasmin Warsame was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and immigrated to Canada at the age of fifteen. She landed her first modeling job for a Sears Catalogue in Toronto and was then discovered for her first big gig by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. Warsame has also done jobs for Next Toronto and Montreal, Next Paris, London, IMG NYC amongst others. She has made modeling contracts for big names such as Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as Chanel, GAP, and Escada.
With so many African models making it big out of Africa, this is clearly an exciting time to get an inside scoop on African modeling. Many African models have also come from places such as Angola, Ethiopia, Congo, and South Africa, to name a few.