Chanel Iman is well on her way towards supermodel-dom. She’s one of Victoria’s Secret’s newest angels, IMG’s newest signee, and recently opened a boutique in L.A. along with her mom, called The Red Bag Boutique. Now the rising starlet covers the latest issue of Canadian mag, Flare. In a spread entitled, Supernova, Chanel ‘gives fall’s investment pieces a new spin,’ and also talks about race and the industry, in an exclusive interview with the mag.
“Once upon a time, I was one of the only black girls on the runway…they tried as hard as they could to make me blend in so that I didn’t look black—[like a girl] with a tan,” she says. “I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just myself.”
Sounds like Chanel has a level head on her shoulders, and is headed for great things.