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When chatting with StyleBistro, Chanel Iman
profusely expressed the importance of her family and the healthy role models in her life. When we asked who her personal heroes are, the women in her life were at the top of her list.
Chanel shared with us her inspirations:
I really look up to the beautiful women in my family. The women that inspire me all the time are my older sister, Asia. She's 35, we talk every day, and she's just so inspiring to me. Along with my mother, as well, she's a very strong woman and I was raised by beautiful women.
As for her heroes in the industry, Chanel cites Beyonce
and Tyra Banks
for being "beautiful powerful women." At only 20, the supermodel has had the great fortune to meet both of her celebrity idols.
I'm always just like wow, to be able to be in the position that I'm in is just really incredible. To meet these people that you grew up watching on TV since you were a child, and for them to welcome you as if you were one of them is just an honor and something you really embrace. What an amazing opportunity, you just feel so blessed.
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