Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, social worker, humanitarian, and documentary maker. Her work sphere is mostly around Europe and United states. Not only has she featured as model for global brands such as Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, H&M, Pinko, Nespresso, Pantene and L’Oreal, but also appeared in numerous magazines and publications of international repute. Side by side, she is also a documentary filmmaker, with recent release ‘Mai: Life is not Honey’. Her versatility isn't restricted to onscreen glamour as she has also authored a book, Guzo! She is in a relationship with Tyler Perry, an American actor, producer, director and songwriter with whom she got engaged in 2009.
In 2014 the couple was blessed with a boy, Aman Tyler Perry. No doubt, Gelila Bekele is a role model for native Ethiopians. As far as modeling is concerned, Gelila Bekele is very easy going who doesn't follow a trend necessarily. As she has been born and brought up in Ethiopia and Europe, she has nurtured a style of her own and has been exposed to different fabrics and designs. She is absolutely against body shaming and in interviews she has categorically mentioned how she has learnt to embrace femininity and wear her body comfortably whenever she is modeling for any brand.