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This Kenyan model is taking global fashion shows by storm at just 15

This Kenyan model is taking global fashion shows by storm at just 15

- Imari Karanja is just 15 years old

- She was born in the US to Kenyan parents

- She is taking global fashion shows by storm

Kenyans continue shining in the diaspora and every now and then, a new star emerges. Just recently, a Kenyan girl born in Britain won Britain's Got Talent competition.

Another star to emerge is 15-year-old Imari Karanja, who is a model taking global fashion shows by storm.

Imari was born to Kenyan parents in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her mother, Vivian Kiarie, carefully introduced her to the fashion industry.

This Kenyan model is taking global fashion shows by storm at just 15

Imari Karanja is already gracing global fashion shows at just 15

Imari's talent was clear to see and before long, she was signed up by the Metropolitan Modeling Agency in 2016.

Her first major appearance was at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2017. She then appeared in Milan and Paris walking for such big names as Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior and Hermes.

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This Kenyan model is taking global fashion shows by storm at just 15

Imari Karanja: Young, confident and hitting the big time runways

In an interview with Jambonewspot, Imari's mom Viviane said she is still processing her daughter's meteoric rise.

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She said: "It still hasn't sunk in for me with her reception in the fashion industry, especially the quality of shows she got accepted to. It's very hard to do Prada, March Jacobs and Dior as your first shows."

This Kenyan model is taking global fashion shows by storm at just 15

Imari has already walked for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry

However, she and Imari's father Erastus Karanja are careful to balance Imari's modeling and her school work. Furthermore, they always travel with her to make sure she is not exploited.

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Kudos to Vivian and Erastus for nurturing such a huge and natural talent! With their guidance, her future in the industry is surely bright.

Meanwhile, watch this video below:

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