Fatima Siad Biography
(Somali-American Fashion Model and Reality Star)
Birthday: December 17, 1986 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Mogadishu, Somalia
Fatima Siad is a famous Somali-Ethiopian fashion model who was placed third on ‘America’s Next Top Model’, Cycle 10. Already an emerging model known for her exotic beauty, grace and poise when she appeared in the American reality television series, she gained much appreciation and sympathy for the courage with she revealed painful personal details about her past on the show. Born into poverty in Somalia, she was also the product of a broken home. After her parents’ divorce her mother struggled to raise Fatima and her sisters all by herself. The family’s problems were further intensified by the Civil War in Somalia during which her two sisters were killed, leaving the distraught young girl alone with her mother. The mother and daughter migrated to the United States in the hopes of rebuilding their lives. The initial years in America were very difficult for the immigrants though she eventually made friends and focused on her studies. The thought of becoming a model had never crossed her mind, but as fate would have it, she soon found herself a budding fashionista. She auditioned for ‘America’s Next Top Model’ on a whim and got selected. On the show she revealed that she was circumcised as a child in Somalia and helped to shed light on the cruel practice many girls in Africa are forced to undergo.