Gelila Bekele - Exotic Ethiopian Beauty

Gelila Bekele Gallery

Birth name: Gelila Bekele

Date of Birth: September 4, 1984

Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nationality: Ethiopian

Occupation: Model, humanitarian and social activist

Famous for: Bekele is one of the most successful Ethiopian fashion models.


Modeling is a wonderful gate through which you can see the world.

At this time in my life I’m a real sponge. I’m learning simplicity and how to wear my body. I’m enjoying life and trying to be the best me! This is all just the beginning of something big.

Interesting Facts:

  • Bekele was born in Ethiopia; she was a child when her family moved to Europe, and finally to the United States where she lives and works to this day.
  • Gelila started her modeling career after the advertising art director discovered her on the way to school.
  • Gelila is most passionate about her work with the organization Charity:Water (a non-profit organization whose main goal is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in undeveloped countries).
  • Other charity organizations that Bekele is involved in are: Kageno, Darfur Action Network, A Glimmer of Hope and Keep a Child Alive.

Bekele in one sentence – Gelila is a beautiful woman, successful model and a great philanthropist.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.