former Bond girl, who is also featured in the current H&M campaign with Liya Kebede, fled a life of poverty and arranged marriages in Somali. She then ends up being discovered in London by a photographer while working in a fast food restaurant. At this moment, the Cinderella story unfolds. She starts landing major campaigns including Oil of Olay, Benetton, Levi’s and Revlon. She also finds a love interest, played by indie film star Anthony Mackie. The BBC then approaches her to be featured in a documentary titled “The Day that Changed my Life” where she discusses the prevalence of the 3,000 year old practice of female genital mutilation (FMG), not only in her country of origin but worldwide. She later becomes a UN Special Ambassador to help end the practice. She also opens a foundation, the Desert Flower Foundation to become a full-time advocate for victims of FMG.