Cameron Alborzian

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Cameron Alborzian
Born (1967-02-26) 26 February 1967 (age 50)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality British-Iranian
Occupation Model, yoga and ayurveda therapist
Years active 1986–2005
Website Official site
Modeling information
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Dark Brown

Yogi Cameron Alborzian (born 26 February 1967) is a British-Iranian yoga and Ayurveda therapist and former fashion model. After a successful career as male model in the fashion industry as the face of labels such as Guess, Levi's and Versace as well as a starring role in Madonna's "Express Yourself" video, he shifted his focus to work with people as an Ayurveda and yoga therapist.[1] The Guru in You, his first book published in America, was released by HarperCollins in January 2011.

Early life[edit]

Alborzian was born in Tehran, Iran to an English mother and Iranian father.[2] In late 1978, Alborzian’s parents sent him away to an English boarding school in response to the ever-increasing anti-Shah protests dominating the country.

He attended various boarding schools in England as well as one year of university before dropping out and moving to London. Soon after his arrival, a modelling scout on the street spotted him. Several weeks later he appeared in a Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris to start off his career.[3]

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Alborzian began work as a fashion model on the runways of Paris in 1986. Along with Gaultier, he worked for other designers such as Dior and YSL. He did not achieve wider fame for his work until he landed a three-season campaign for Guess jeans in 1988. This work earned him a great deal of attention, including that of Madonna who handpicked him to be her love interest in the music video for her song "Express Yourself."[4] He appeared in the 1997 music video for Elton John's "Something About the Way You Look Tonight", also starring Kate Moss.[5] In 1998, he ended his career in fashion after he joined fellow models Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss in visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa for a charity event to benefit the Mandela Fund.[6]

Ayurveda and yoga therapist[edit]

After the death of his close friend and mentor in natural medicine,[7] Alborzian attended the Integral Yoga and Satchidananda Ashram teacher training in New York.[8] as well as a reflexology masters course at the Open Center in New York City. He continued his studies at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in Coimbatore, India in 2003. At Arsha, he studies Ayurveda and yoga under Sri V. Vasudevan, who studied in the lineage of Brahmasri Poomulli Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Brahmasri Cherukalakapurath Krishnan Namboothiri, and Yogi Narayanji Maharaj.[9]

Alborzian is the author of two books, the first published in Spanish and entitled Ahora es el Momento.[10] The second, The Guru in You, is his first book to be published in English. It was published by HarperOne in December 2010.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenblit, Rachel (6 July 2012). "Supermodel Turned Yogi Cameron Alborzian Drops By". details.com. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Persian Mirror". 
  3. ^ "Elle Magazine". 
  4. ^ Gold, Tanya (9 November 2008). "Daily Mail". London. 
  5. ^ "Something About the Way You Look Tonight". 
  6. ^ "ABC News". 
  7. ^ Alborzian, Yogi Cameron (2010). The Guru in You. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-06-189803-7. 
  8. ^ "Integral Yoga Magazine". 
  9. ^ "Arsha Yoga". 
  10. ^ "Ahora Es El Momento". 
  11. ^ "HarperCollins". 

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