Women like Nazanin Mandi are hell bent on breaking stereotypes and how! Generally dismissed by people as just another pretty face in the sea of beautiful people, this California native stands out by virtue of her talent and determination. Singer, dancer, model and actor, Nazanin is juggling her multi-faceted persona with so much control that it’s seriously enviable. Unlike other child talents, whose enthusiasm and talent fizzle out by the time they reach adulthood, Nazanin has maintained the same level of passion and dedication that she had when she was a kid. Her dedication and commitment is also apparent in her personal life where she has successfully maintained her relationship with singer, Miguel, for over a decade. It is her romantic relationship that brought her within the radar of social media stalkers and her famous status shot up from there. This raven haired beauty has maintained a healthy mystique around her and has been super-successful in keeping the curiosity of the social media bandwagon burning.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Nazanin exhibited her talent from quite a young age. She was what people may say a born performer. She started performing in song and dance routines at the age 3. At a time when toddlers her age are daydreaming of candyfloss and ice-cream, Nazanin was focused on her ultimate goal - to be a performer.
She didn’t just stop with on-stage performance but got in front of the camera at age 10 when she started modelling. She was discovered by a photographer at a run off the mill In-n-Out store while eating lunch with her mom. Her modeling career really took off owing to her striking good looks and within a short time Nazaninwas signed by the elite Wilhelmina Models.
Since the beginning of her career, she has graced the pages of several top rated publications including Vogue, Allure, GQ India, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Cosmo Girl Magazine and Seventeen Magazine. Nazanin has also modelled for several premium brands like Smashbox Cosmetics, Microsoft, Cosmo Girl and Ecko Unlimited in their print advertisements. She has also featured in ad campaigns of brands like Nume Hair Campaign, Stilla Cosmetics, Under LA, Swimergie, Two in the Shirt, KUPA Nails, and Lovenci Clothing.
Throughout her venture into the world of glitz and glamour, she has never managed to neglect her basics and has continued to practice music between gigs. It isn’t every day that you get to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, performing Mozart Requiem at mere 15 years of age. Nazanin was signed on by Talent House LA, and that presented her loads of opportunity to be seen onscreen. Nazanin was a finalist on ‘Next Big Star’ and among the Top 35 contestants of all time for ‘American Idol’.
She featured in the reality television series ‘Rock Star Academy’ and is a regular as a music expert. She has also appeared in television series like Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’ and BravoTV’s ‘Shahs of Sunset’. She has also been featured in the famous re-discovert series ‘Are You the Girl’. She has also been featured in several music videos including ‘Girls Like You’ by beau Miguel and Bobby Valentino’s ‘Anonymous’. The barely thirty stunner has clearly been quite busy!
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What Makes Nazanin So Special
Nazanin is clearly way too talented to be labeled as a girl who clearly has only fame on her mind. The list of her credentials is quite lengthy with on-stage performance experience, knowledge of classical music as well as Jazz, participation in Musical Theatre and singing in five different languages. No wonder she won the hearts of the RnB sensation, Miguel. Her musical prowess has also been acknowledged by Grammy award winners, Jerry Wonda and Dana Stinson.
Behind The Curtains
Not much is known about Nazanin’s childhood except her regular bursts of talents and that she grew up in Valencia, California. She started dating Miguel in 2006 and the couple looks stronger than ever with Miguel proposing to her in early 2016. They make regular appearances together in Music award ceremonies and Hollywood parties and their fans cannot seem to be able to get enough of their cute vacation photos from Nazanin’s Instagram feed.