Cameron Alborzian

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Cameron Alborzian
Born (1967-02-26) 26 February 1967 (age 52)
Tehran, Iran
OccupationModel, yoga and ayurveda therapist
Years active1986–2005
Modeling information
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark Brown
WebsiteOfficial site

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 college 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]



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]

Yogi Cameron is the author of 4 books. Ahora es el Momento The Guru In You The One Plan The Yogi Code


  1. ^ Rosenblit, Rachel (6 July 2012). "Supermodel Turned Yogi Cameron Alborzian Drops By". Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Persian Mirror". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
  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".

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