Kiara Kabukuru

Model

Kiara Kabukuru was born on July 31st, 1975 in Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and is the Model from United States, Uganda. Discover Kiara Kabukuru's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 47 years old.

Date of Birth
July 31, 1975
Nationality
United States, Uganda
Place of Birth
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Age
47 years old
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Profession
Model
Kiara Kabukuru Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 47 years old, Kiara Kabukuru has this physical status:

Height
175cm
Weight
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Kiara Kabukuru Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Kiara Kabukuru Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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About Kiara Kabukuru

Alice 'Kiara' Kabukuru (born July 31, 1975) is an American fashion model of Ugandan descent.

Kabukuru is best known as a CoverGirl model.

Personal life

Kabukuru was born as Alice Kabukuru in Kampala, Uganda to parents Moses Kabukuru and Erinah Kasabiti as one of four siblings. Although her grandparents emigrated from Rwanda to Uganda in 1920, she identifies as Munyankole. With the aid of Amnesty International and United Way, Kabukuru and her family emigrated to California when she was a child due to political unrest in their native country. Kabukuru was discovered by photographer Bill Bodwell in a Los Angeles shopping center when she was 16. She adopted the name Kiara at the suggestion of her then-agent at Ford Models.

In 2000, Kabukuru was involved in an accident while riding her bicycle in New York City when an 18-wheel truck collided with her. She required intensive facial reconstructive surgery and physical therapy. Kabukuru made a brief return to modeling in 2008 when she appeared in the All Black issue of Vogue Italia. In 2012, she returned to modeling full-time.

Kabukuru is a long-time close friend of model Gisele Bündchen, whom she credits with helping her return to modeling. Kabukuru is the godmother of Bündchen's son Benjamin.

Career

Kabukuru has been represented by several of the world's top modeling agencies, including Women Management, Trump Model Management, and Why Not Model Agency, As of February 2011 she is represented by Silent models in New York and Paris. Kabukuru has walked for fashion houses including Dior, Versace, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Balmain. Her most notable editorial work includes covers for Vogue (Spain and United States) and Amica Italy. She has posed for advertising campaigns by Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, L'Oréal, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and most famously CoverGirl cosmetics.

She was featured in the Pirelli Calendar of 1998 and walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1999.

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