When Imaan Hammam took to the runway in winter of 2014, she took the modeling world by storm. The then, 17-year-old beauty of Egyptian and Moroccan decent captivated us with her fierce walk, beautiful toffee skin and those gorgeous curls. She’s walked all of the hottest shows (Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zac Posen and Reed Krakoff— just to name a few.) In two short years, her resume includes six magazine covers (including two Vogue covers!) and way to many editorial campaigns to count. She’s a big deal; a very big deal. But, when she’s not jet setting around the world for fashion week or editorial campaigns, she likes to do real girl things. Here are five ways the gorgeous supermodel is just like us!
1. She loves a good hoodie.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Hamaam expressed her love for the leisurely pullover, adding that she loves to wear them with her hair in French plaits, “They’re so comfortable, and you can do it in two seconds.”
2. She’s a fan of DIY skincare.
“My mom is from Morocco, and she uses eggs for her face—the yolks, not the whites— as a mask. I’ve done it—you put it on for five minutes, then you wash it off nd it gives a nice shine to your skin.”
3. She loves to cook.
“I have a passion for food and cooking. I want to become that kind of home cook who can make a great dish out of anything in the fridge.”
4. People mispronounce her name all of the time.
Sure, her name may read “Imaan” (Ee-mon), but it’s actually pronounced “Ee-men.” Even top models have their names butchered from time to time.
5. Her mom is her beauty idol.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, Imaan stated, “Around age 10 or 11, I found photos of my mom when she was younger and saw that she had an Afro (she’s from Morocco, but she and my father raised me in Amsterdam.) I thought oh, maybe I can just do that. My mom’s been my hair icon ever since. “