Chanel Iman was photographed by Derek Kettela in Belize.
Chanel Iman was photographed by Derek Kettela in Belize. / Derek Kettela/Sports Illustrated

Chanel Iman

Supermodel Chanel Iman first posed for the SI Swimsuit Issue in 2014, when she traveled to Madagascar. She returned to the fold three years in a row, and her work in front of the lens also took her to Utah and Zanzibar alongside the brand. 

A proud mother and Atlanta native, Iman has strutted the runways for notable designers like Chanel, Bottega Veneta, McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Missoni. She has also graced the covers of publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. Additionally, Iman has been featured in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Gap, Express and DKNY, among others. She is renowned for her time as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and was deemed one of the top models of the 2000s by Vogue Paris.

Outside of her work as a model, Iman is also an actress and has been featured in films including Dope and Mad Families. She returns for her fourth SI Swimsuit feature in the ’24 magazine.







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