Liya Kebede stopped by the Unveiling Moment, provided by Barneys New York and Disney Electric Holiday Spectacular, on November 14, 2012. The event was held in New York City and hosted by the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker from ‘Sex in the City.’ Liya was accompanied by her son Suhul, daughter Raee, and husband Kassy.


Kebede recently shared her passion for mothers living in Third World countries with Elizabeth Street.“Being a mother puts things in perspective and informs everything that I do. It makes everything hit much closer to home,” said the model. “Being born and raised in Ethiopia, I have helplessly witnessed the devastation a family goes through when a mother dies, many times. Living in the Unites States now I see and understand that we can prevent the deaths of those mothers.”

Liya has actively served as WHO’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health since 2005. Suhul and Raee are her and Kassy Kebede’s only children together.

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris



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