Kiara Kabukuru

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Kiara Kabukuru
Born (1975-07-31) July 31, 1975 (age 39)
Kampala, Uganda
Modeling information
Height 5'8.5" ; 174cm
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Measurements (US) 34-23.5-35.5 ; (EU) 86.5-61-91.5
Dress size (US) 6 ; (EU) 36

Kiara Kabukuru is an American fashion model of Ugandan descent. Kabukuru is best known as a CoverGirl model.

Early life and discovery[edit]

Kabukuru was born July 31, 1975 in Kampala, Uganda. With the aid of Amnesty International and United Way, Kabukuru and her family emigrated to California when she was a child due to political unrest in their native country. Kabukuru was discovered by fashion photographer Bill Bodwell in a Los Angeles shopping center when she was 16.

Career[edit]

Kabukuru has been represented by several of the world's top modeling agencies, including Women Management, Trump Model Management, and Why Not Model Agency.,[1] As of February 2011 she is represented by Silent models in New York and Paris.[2] Kabukuru has walked for fashion houses including Dior, Versace, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Balmain.[1] Her most notable editorial work includes covers for Vogue (Spain and United States) and Amica Italy. In 2000 she was seriously injured after being hit by a truck while cycling in New York City.[3] After years of reconstructive surgery she returned to modeling with a feature in the July 2008 all-black issue of Vogue Italia.[4] She has posed for advertising campaigns by Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, L'Oréal, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and most famously CoverGirl cosmetics.[1]

She was featured in the Pirelli Calendar of 1998 and walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1999.

She is friends with Gisele Bundchen and godmother to Bundchen's son Benjamin.[5]

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