Saturday, October 10, 2009


Yasmin Abshir Warsame (Somali: Yasmiin Abshiir Warsame, Arabic: ياسمين ابشير ارسام‎) (born May 17, 1976) is a Somali-Canadian model. In 2004, she was named "The Most Alluring Canadian" in a poll by Fashion magazine. Warsame has worked for agencies like Next Toronto/Montreal, 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.

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