London, Jan 19 (ANI): A Tunisian model has become the first Muslim woman to be signed by cosmetic brand Lancome as its ambassadress.anaa Ben Abdesslem features in the new campaign for Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation.
The 22-year-old made her runway debut for Vivienne Westwood last year and hasn't looked back.
Abdesslem, who doesn't drink alcohol or smoke, is hell-bent on changing perceptions of the modelling industry at home.
After winning second prize on the Lebanese equivalent of reality show Project Runway, Hanaa signed with modelling agency IMG.
"(People in Tunisia) have this misconception of what modeling is about," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling New York Magazine.
"Modeling can be a career choice, too. I plan to change this misconception within my culture," she added. (ANI)
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