Princess Salwa Aga Khan
|Salwa Aga Khan|
August 5, 1988
Seattle, Washington, United States
|Spouse(s)||Prince Rahim Aga Khan (m. 2013)|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Dress size||2 (US) ; 32 (EU)|
|Manager||NEXT Model Management|
Kendra Spears was born on August 5, 1988, in Seattle. She graduated from South Kitsap High School with an Associate's Degree acquired through a dual-credit high school and college program (Running Start). She then went off to Portland State University to study Sociology, and obtained a BA in sociology from the University of Washington. In January 2008, Spears began her modeling career in New York City and went on to become a successful fashion model.
In January 2008, Spears participated in the Ford Models Supermodel of the World competition, after winning a modeling contest via MySpace. After the competition ended, she gained a contract with Ford Models of New York and debuted at New York Fashion Week in September 2008. After success in New York, Spears went on to walk for the most prestigious designers in Milan and Paris, including Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Hermès, and Valentino.
Shortly after the show season ended in October, Spears appeared on a succession of covers of the Danish fashion magazine Cover and the Italian magazine Amica. The covers were followed by a Dazed & Confused editorial featuring new faces of the season as well as editorials for V and Vogue Italia.
For the Fall 2009 season, Spears was photographed by Steven Meisel as one of the faces of Prada. Shortly afterwards, she moved back to Seattle to complete her degree at University of Washington. Although the move limited her ability to work, she still managed to shoot advertising campaigns including Stefanel shot by Mario Testino, Calvin Klein shot by Alasdair McLellan, The Limited shot by Patrick Demarchelier, Etro, and Diane von Fürstenberg.
Throughout Spears's career she has been photographed for the cover of a number of Vogue magazines worldwide, including Vogue China, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Germany, and Vogue Mexico. She has also appeared on the covers of international editions of Elle, Allure, and Numero and in adverts for Calvin Klein, Diane von Fürstenberg, Peek & Cloppenburg, Etro, and The Limited.
On April 26, 2013 Aga Khan IV announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, to Kendra Spears.  The couple married on 31 August, 2013, in Geneva. The bride has since been known as Princess Salwa.
Titles, styles and honours
The Princess Salwa Aga Khan
|Reference style||Her Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Highness|
- August 5, 1988 - August 31, 2013: Ms. Kendra Spears
- August 31, 2013 - Present: Her Highness Princess Salwa Aga Khan
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