Iman was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1, 1990. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. She and her mother co-own “The Red Bag Boutique” in Los Angeles. Her mother is half Korean and half African American, and her father is African American.
Iman started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest.Shortly after, she signed on with the agency.
In February and July 2007, she appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, with Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, then in November 2009 she appeared on the cover again, this time with Jourdan Dunn. Iman’s other covers include Italian Elle, i-D, Dubai and UkrainianHarper’s Bazaar, Lula, Korean, Teen, and American Vogue. She has walked the runway for fashion houses and designers including Balenciaga, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney. She has appeared in editorials for Allure, Dubai, American, and Ukrainian Harpers Bazaar, V, i-D,Pop, Italian, British, and Indonesian Elle, Italian Vanity Fair, and several international Vogues. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for high-end brands like, Bottega Veneta, GAP, Ralph Lauren,Express and DKNY.
She has walked in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In 2011, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was used in several of the company’s campaigns.
In October 2007, Iman appeared with her mother on an episode of the Tyra Banks Show. On March 21, 2009, she appeared as a correspondent in MTV’s brief revival of House of Style with Bar Refaeli.
On September 9, 2009, Iman appeared as a guest judge on the two-hour season premiere of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 13.
Credits: Various blog sites and wikipedia