(; born March 23, 1971) is a Canadian model
Yasmeen Ghauri was born in Montreal, Quebec to a Pakistani
father, Moin Ghauri, and a German mother, Linda Ghauri. Early on in her life, Ghauri had a difficult childhood often being teased by her classmates at school for being too thin and for her ethnicity. During those difficult days she began to shun people and found refuge in Islam
. Soon after her discovery, there was a shift in mentality within the fashion industry, moving from predominantly all-American models to more "ethnic" models, a trend which Ghauri fit.
Her father disapproved of her new-found interest and career as a model. Nonetheless, she pursued a modeling career first spending time in Milan and Paris before moving to New York in 1990. Here she was noticed by the "fashion police
", critics and labels alike.... Read More