When it comes to beauty, Liya Kebede is a perfect example that it's what's on the inside that counts. While the Ethiopian-born model is obviously more than easy on the eyes, she has a heart of gold, working tirelessly to end child mortality. She has also committed to helping others through her clothing line, Lemlem, and still finds time to walk runway shows, appear on magazine covers, and even act. For all this and more, Liya is our 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Award winner for the category of Model Behavior.
We have plenty more awards to hand out, including the most inspirational star, which you picked. So stay tuned to discover who else will come out victorious, but until then, see why Liya proves that beauty is as beauty does. On Annie: Alice + Olivia.View Transcript »
Sure, a lot of models look good it's their job. But when it comes to doing good, we're impressed by one supermodel in particular. This ethiopian stunner is a long time fashion favorite, but her commitment to helping women and children is what makes her truly beautiful. When it comes to model behavior, look no further than Liya Kebede. Liya is one of the world's known model. In the past decade she's walked catwalks from Chanel to Valentino to Victoria's Secret. And when she wasn't jetting from one fashion week to [xx] she made beauty history as the first black spokesmodel for Est√©e Lauder. Recently Leah has traded modeling for acting, earning tons of critical praise. for her lead role in Desert Flower and starting alongside Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto in Black Gold. But we are most inspired by her dedication to helping others. A form of goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization, He has worked for years to improve health for women and children in impoverished Countries, to help save lives of mothers and babies, she created the Lia Cabetta Foundation, which provides essential medical care for women as they give birth and what's more, she's also creating jobs for traditional weavers in her home country of Ethiopia through her clothing line, Lemlem. Because she's Helping other mothers because she is a tireless advocate for women around the world. And because she proved the beauty is beauty does. Liya Kebede is our choice for model behavior. And be sure to keep watching to discover all the winners of the Bela Sugar beauty awards.