Esti Mamo

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Esti Mamo
EstiMamo.jpg
Mamo in 2009
Born Esti Mamo
(1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 34)
Chilga, Ethiopia
Modeling information
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown

Esti Mamo (Hebrew: אסתי ממו, Ge'ez: እስቲ ማሞ istī māmmō; born 1983) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli fashion model[1] and actress.

Childhood[edit]

Of Ethiopian Jewish descent, Esti Mamo was born in 1983 in Chilga, in northwestern Ethiopia. She is a member of the Beta Israel community.[2]

At the age of 9 she and her family immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel, where the family lived in a poor district of a southern Israeli city. A younger brother committed suicide in 2004.[3]

As a teenager Mamo founded a dance group called Mango, which has performed professionally in clubs in Israel and represented Israel in London's Notting Hill Carnival.

Modeling & acting[edit]

Initially discovered at 15, Mamo decided to finish school before she began her career.[4]

From 2004 on, Mamo has worked in Europe campaigning for several international brands. She also studied acting in Israel, and has acted in various Israeli TV productions.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Esti Mamo is also dedicated to philanthropic work within Ethiopian Jewish, Israeli, and diaspora Jewish communities.[[5]]

She was voted the 97th sexiest woman of 2005 in an online survey reported in the December edition of men's magazine Blazer.[[6]]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Jewish Life Magazine". Atlantajewish.com. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Esti Mamo". Esti Mamo. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  3. ^ Khazzoom, Loolwa. "Not Just a Pretty Face". J Vibe. Archived from the original on February 14, 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "'Queen of Sheba'Model tries to open doors for fellow Ethiopians in Israel". Washington Jewish Week. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  5. ^ Khazzoom, Loolwa. "Not Just a Pretty Face". J Vibe. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  6. ^ Burstein, Nathan (2005-12-14). "Beautiful country | Jerusalem Post". Fr.jpost.com. Retrieved 2011-03-16.