Years active 2002–present
Born: December 1, 1990, 32 years old and 9 months, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5 ft 10 in – 178 cm
Measurements: 32-23-33 in – 81-58-84 cm
Bra Size: 32A US – 70A EU
Iman attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, USA.
Father – George “Tic” Price
Mother – China Robinson
Iman started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 12 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest. Shortly after, she signed on with the agency. She has appeared in editions for Allure, Dubai, American, and Ukrainian Harpers Bazaar, V, i-D, Pop, Italian, British, and Indonesian Elle, Italian Vanity Fair, and several international Vogues. In February and July 2007, Iman appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, with Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, then in November 2009 she appeared on the cover again, this time with Jourdan Dunn. Iman’s other covers include American, British, and Italian Elle, American and French L’Officiel, i-D, Dubai and Ukrainian Harper’s Bazaar, Lula, Korean, Teen, and American Vogue.
She has walked the runways for Burberry, Tom Ford, Gucci, Balenciaga, Max Mara, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, DKNY, Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger, Jason Wu, Dior, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, DSquared2, John Galliano, and Bottega Veneta.
She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Bottega Veneta, DSquared2, Dennis Basso, Swarovski, XOXO, Benetton, J. Crew, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, GAP, Express, Mizani, and Victoria’s Secret.
She has walked in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows.
In 2010, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was used in several of the company’s campaigns.
In October 2007, Iman appeared with her mother on an episode of the Tyra Banks Show. On March 21, 2009, she appeared as a correspondent in MTV‘s brief revival of House of Style with Bar Refaeli. On September 9, 2009, Iman appeared as a guest judge on the two-hour season premiere of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 13 and also appeared on an episode of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 23 posing with the contestants of that cycle.
Early in 2010, Iman opened a clothing boutique in Culver City, California called The Red Bag with the help of her mother. Iman appeared in Beyoncé‘s music video for “Yonce”. She also appeared in singer Usher‘s music video for “Dive” and The Weeknd‘s music video for “Can’t Feel My Face“. In 2012, she attended the Met Ball with fashion designer Tom Ford.
Intel released a Kinect video game on Xbox Live Arcade starring Chanel Iman, Chris Evans and Redfoo of LMFAO. Iman signed a contract with Utah-based electronics company Skullcandy. For 2012, Iman was Sunglass Hut‘s summer ambassador along with Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls. Iman was a model for Amazon Fashion’s 2012 holiday campaign. In 2015, she appeared in Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope.
In 2011, Iman traveled to East Africa on a work trip where she became one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council‘s FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year’s drought in East Africa. She joined Uma Thurman, Geena Davis and Josh Hartnett in TV and internet ads to “forward the facts” about the crisis. As an advocate for education, Chanel assists with setting up primary schools in impoverished rural areas in Tanzania and Uganda. Her passion for charity work led her to sponsor several young girls in Kenya as well, in which she contributes funds for their daily necessities and academic tuition.
In May 2011, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, chose Iman to co-host her Runway to Win fundraising event in Chicago. In conjunction with the event, Iman designed a backpack to raise money for President Barack Obama‘s 2012 campaign.
In 2011, Iman traveled to East Africa on a work trip where she became one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year drought in East Africa. She joined Uma Thurman, Geena Davis and Josh Hartnett in TV and internet ads to forward the facts about the crisis. As an advocate for education, Chanel is currently working on setting up primary schools in impoverished rural areas in Tanzania and Uganda. Her immense passion for charity work led her to sponsor several young girls in Kenya as well, in which she contributes funds for their daily necessities and academic tuition.
In May 2011, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, chose Iman to co-host her Runway to Win fundraising event in Chicago. In conjunction with the event, Iman designed a backpack to raise money for President Barack Obama 2012 campaign. She also attended a dinner with President Obama at actress Sarah Jessica Parker house.
In early 2013, Iman began dating rapper A$AP Rocky. In April 2014, they were reported to be engaged, however they separated in June 2014. In August 2015, it was confirmed that Iman was dating Lakers basketball player Jordan Clarkson, although they ended the relationship shortly after.
On December 2, 2017, Iman announced her engagement to New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard. The couple married on March 3, 2018, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The couple have two daughters: Cali born on August 10, 2018 and Cassie born on December 17, 2019. The couple announced they were getting divorced in January 2022.
Since 2022, Iman has been in a relationship with Davon Godchaux, an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). The couple are recently engaged as of a May 30th announcement and are expecting their first child together.
Iman can also play the piano and contributed to Just Right, a song from Ryan Leslie self-titled debut album. She is an avid reader and enjoys works by Khaled Housseini and Dan Brown. Iman states that if she wasn’t a supermodel, she would have applied to the Culinary Institute of America as she has a passion for food, cooking, and loves being creative with recipes.
First Music Video Appearance
Iman has appeared in the music video for the song “Dive” by Usher.
There is no movie record of her. But, as a model, she has been flashed in a TV movie, titled The Victoria Secret Fashion Show in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.
First TV Show
She debuted on TV with the fashion show, Ready to wear – Autumn/ Winter 2006 in which she walked for brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Adam + Eve, Charles Nolan, Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Gen Art, Nicole Miller, Tory Burch.
Other than fashion shows, she has appeared in Tyra Banks Show as a guest judge on America Next Top Model, Cycle 13, House of Style and others.
Chanel Iman Favorite Things
Food – Chocolate, bread
Place – HOME, Bahamas
Hairstyle – Loose, Soft Hair
Chanel Iman Facts
Iman was born in Atlanta and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Chanel Iman Robinson started modeling when she was 13 with Ford Models.
In 2006, she won Ford “Supermodel of the World” competition in New York.
Her mother runs a boutique in Culver City, California with the name “The Red Bag Boutique”, which they opened in 2010.
She has been featured in Kinect video game on XBOX Live Arcade. Other than her, Chris Evans and Redfoo of LMFAO were also represented in the same game released by Intel.
She also had her contract with Utah based electronics company, Skullcandy.
Iman also had been connected with USAID and Ad Council FWD campaign.
She went to Met Gala 2012 with fashion designer Tom Ford.
Robinson has numerous magazine cover and editorial appearances like on Allure, Vogue, Elle, Flare, Harper Bazaar, Wish, Pop, Teen Vogue, i-D, etc.
Regarding an advice on wearing high heels by Chanel Iman – “Walk by keeping one foot in front of the other.”