Fashion

Our October Cover Girl Is...Chanel Iman

The gorgeous supermodel graces our latest issue

Photo by George Pimentel

Photo by George Pimentel

As featured on last night’s ET Canada, a trio of Victoria’s Secret Angels landed in Toronto this week to open the lingerie giant’s Yorkdale store — including our October cover girl Chanel Iman!

We hadn’t seen her since shooting in N.Y.C. last July but the teen super-strutter stopped into FLARE HQ to say hello and see her brand spankin’ new cover – check out the reaction at left and stay tuned for the exclusive video we shot with her!

Known for her mega-watt smile (a rarity in the realm of modeldom) and a love of fashion (her maltese is named Louis Dior), Iman also has a refreshingly modern attitude toward race: “Once upon a time, I was one of the only black girls on the runway…they tried as hard as they could to make me blend in so that I didn’t look black—[like a girl] with a tan,” she says. “I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just myself.”

Smart and stunning? Chanel’s the complete package.

Check out more of our exclusive interview with Chanel, and see her modeling fall’s most fabulous pieces, in the October issue of FLARE, on newsstands September 13th!