Bangers: Supermodel Chanel Iman Spreads It Out For Galore Magazine And Talks Sucking Face With Usher, Meeting The First Family And Being Nothing Like Tyra Banks

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Chanel Iman Covers Galore Magazine

Supermodel Chanel Iman is showing it all off on the cover of Galore Magazine’s “Women Who Rock” issue.

The 22-year-old high fashion banger recently sat down with Galore’s Alex Catarinella to dish on  how it feels to be a supermodel, her “special guy,” and which celebrity women rock her world.

Check out a few interview excerpts below:

via Galore Magazine

Alex Catarinella: Chanel Iman! How’s it going being one of the biggest supermodels on the planet?
Chanel Iman: I’ve been working my ass off! I just got back from Mexico shooting for H&M and I just walked in the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week. There’s a lot going on and I’m just glad to be working. I’m happy this year. I know what I’m doing and what my goals are. You’ll see a lot coming my way.

AC: Do me a fashion-y favor. Tell me about your pre-supermodel modeling beginnings.
CI: I was a child model. I started when I was really young. My aunt took me to a modeling agency when I was 12-years-old, and then I moved to New York from LA when I was 15.

AC: FYI, it’s the Women Who Rock issue. What ladies rock Chanel Iman’s wonderful world?
CI: Let me see… Beyoncé, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry. There’s a lot of women out there who rock who I look up to. I think Ellen [von Unwerth] rocks. It’s my first time working with her but it’s definitely not my last. She’s awesome.

AC: One would assume that every dude on the planet hits on you. Fact or fiction?
CI: Not really. I’m busy and focused right now. I’m not worried about guys. And if I am worried about guys, it’s a special guy that I’m worried about and he’s the only one who has access of hitting me up and flirting with me.

We’re definitely always glad to see Miss Chanel get some much-deserved shine. We do wonder if this “special guy” she’s talking about is A$AP Rocky though….you know, since he does love bad……nevermind.

Hit the flip to hear Chanel talk making out with Usher, not being like Tyra Banks, and meeting the first family, plus peep all of the pics from the shoot.


AC: Meow! Okay. So, you kicked it with Mr. and Mrs. Obama. No big deal or anything…
CI: I’m honored to be able to meet the First Lady and the President. They were very warm and welcoming and just gave me lots of love.

AC: Apologies in advance, but I must ask a really important question…. How was making out with Usher in his music video for “Dive”?
CI: It was my first music video! I did it because I loved the concept. It was a pleasure to work with a guy like Usher because he always has really hot girls in his videos. It was very special for me because I grew up listening to Usher and I never thought that I would be making out with him in an entire video.

AC: Was it difficult putting on your acting shoes?
CI: It’s not really a job to make out with Usher. It’s very easy.

AC: Can you see yourself taking a similar career path as Tyra?
CI: Not really. I think Tyra is Tyra and Chanel is Chanel.

AC: So we can’t look forward to any ‘The Chanel Iman Show’ plans?
CI: I’m not really into that. I have a personality but I’m more low-key and quiet. She has a whole different type of career than I have, but it’s always great to have support from all different types of models and people. I don’t think I could ever be like Tyra… But I can be like Chanel.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth/Galore Magazine


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