Liya Kebede — Ethiopian Model born on March 01, 1978,

Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian-born model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer, and actress. Forbes identified her the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007, and she has appeared three times on the cover of U.S. Vogue... (wikipedia)

The most inspiring piece of advice I've gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. When it feels too difficult to push forward, I always remind myself, 'This too shall pass,' and then I redouble my efforts.
I'm Christian. Growing up in Ethiopia, it's half-Christian and half-Muslim. You grow up with Muslim kids. I'm very much aware of their religion.
Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is.
One thing modeling taught me is that the spotlight can change everything.
What I love most about Mother's Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother.