Ugbad Abdi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ugbad Abdi Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight55 kg
Year of Birth1999/2000
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown

Ugbad Abdi is a Somali model who has made a name for herself in the fashion industry as the stunning model who walks the ramp wearing a hijab and she has walked the ramps for some of the most celebrated brands and designers like Roberto CavalliChanelVictoria BeckhamFendi, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors.

Born Name

Ugbad Abdi

Nick Name

Ugbad

Ugbad Abdi as seen while looking at the camera in May 2019
Ugbad Abdi as seen while looking at the camera in May 2019 (Ugbad Abdi / Instagram)

Age

Ugbad Abdi was probably born in 1999 or 2000.

Born Place

Somalia

Nationality

Somali

Education

Ugbad Abdi studied in a high school located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States.

Occupation

Model

Family

  • Siblings – Ugbad Abdi has 5 siblings.

Manager

Ugbad Abdi is represented by –

  • Next Management – New York
  • Evolve Model Management
Ugbad Abdi (Right) as seen while posing for a picture along with Indira Scott in September 2019
Ugbad Abdi (Right) as seen while posing for a picture along with Indira Scott in September 2019 (Ugbad Abdi / Instagram)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Ugbad Abdi is of Somali descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Ugbad Abdi as seen while taking a black-and-white mirror selfie in her room in February 2019
Ugbad Abdi as seen while taking a black-and-white mirror selfie in her room in February 2019 (Ugbad Abdi / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wears head coverings while modeling
  • Pouty lips
  • Lean physique

Shoe Size

9 (US) or 6.5 (UK) or 39.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Ugbad Abdi has either endorsed or promoted a number of brands through social media which include the likes of Michael KorsGIVENCHY, etc.

Religion

Islam

Ugbad Abdi as seen while smiling in a picture in New York City, New York, United States in August 2018
Ugbad Abdi as seen while smiling in a picture in New York City, New York, United States in August 2018 (Ugbad Abdi / Instagram)

Ugbad Abdi Facts

  1. She spent the initial few years of her life in Somalia. Later, her family fled the Somali Civil War and took shelter in a refugee camp in Kenya. Later on, in the year 2009, her family again relocated with a then 9-year old Ugbad to Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa with the help of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
  2. Ugbad Abdi grew up in a Muslim household and started to wear a hijab when she was 14 years old.
  3. As soon as she graduated high school, she was scouted by an agency through the popular social media platform, Instagram.
  4. When she visited New York to meet with the agency representatives, it was her first time visiting the famous city altogether. That’s also when Ugbad Abdi signed a contract with the modeling and talent agency, Next Management.
  5. She made her fashion show debut by walking the ramp at the 2018/2019 Valentino haute couture show.
  6. She has also opened the New York Fashion Week shows for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.
  7. Ugbad Abdi has walked the ramps for several brands and designers like Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Miu Miu, Simone RochaSacai, Burberry, FendiValentinoMatty BovanLanvin, Max MaraOff-White, Victoria Beckham, and Dries van Noten.
  8. In the year 2019, she became the first model to walk a runway while wearing a hijab for both Fendi and Lanvin.
  9. She has also been recognized as “one of Fall 2019’s breakout models”.
  10. Ugbad Abdi has appeared on the covers of several magazines such as The Sunday Times Stylei-D MagazineVogue Arabia, etc.
  11. She has been featured in many magazines and editorials which include Vogue UKVogue USA, Vogue India, Vogue AustraliaV Magazinei-D Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar UKElle USAHarper’s Bazaar RussiaHarper’s Bazaar GermanyHarper’s Bazaar Singapore, and Harper’s Bazaar India.
  12. She is fluent in Somali as well as in English.

Featured Image by Ugbad Abdi / Instagram

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