Yasmeen Ghauri : Super Model
Yasmeen Ghauri 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.Ghauri was reportedly working at a McDonalds restaurant at the age of 17 when she was discovered by Montreal hairdresser and salon artistic director of Platine Coiffure Edward Zaccharia.At the restaurant, she often turned up dressed in black from head to toe and people described her as having a rebellious nature.Despite this, she was named Employee of the Month.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.She was praised for her poise and an exaggerated walk on the runway. The New York Times quoted her walk as a “ball-bearing swivel of her hips.Her appearance on the catwalks prompted part of what is now termed in fashion the “Canadian invasion.