Ubah Hassan

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Ubah Hassan
اوبح حسن
Born (1987-08-27) 27 August 1987 (age 33) [1] [2]
Nationality Canadian
Modeling information
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
  • Supreme Management (New York)
  • Models 1 (London)
  • DIVA MODELS (Copenhagen)
  • Next Model Management (Miami)
  • Public Image Management (Montreal)
  • Richard's International Model Management (Vancouver) [3]

Ubah Hassan (Somali : Ubax Xasan, Arabic : اوبح حسن; born 27 August 1987) is a Somali-Canadian model. She has worked with a number of top designers and is also involved in philanthropic work.


Personal life

Hassan was born in Somalia in 1987. In 1994 she immigrated to Seattle under a sponsorship. Her mother and siblings we’re unable to join her. Her mother remarried and moved the raining family to Norway (CBS News).


Hassan was talent-spotted in a park in Canada by a photographer, and was subsequently signed with Click Model Management in New York City. There, she started doing photoshoots and walking fashion runways. [4]

In May 2008, Hassan was featured as Model.com's model of the week. [4] She was the face of Ralph Lauren's s/s 09 campaign the following year. Hassan has also done work with other top design ers, including Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Roy, Malan Breton, Betsey Johnson, and Gucci. [5] [6]

Hassan is signed to Richard's International Model Management in Vancouver, her mother agency. She is also represented by Public Image Management agency, in Montreal.


Additionally, Hassan is involved in philanthropic work. She has worked closely with the TOMS global charity, traveling to Cambodia. [7] [8]

In 2015, Ubah!, a documentary short about Hassan and her activism directed by Joe Berlinger, also premiered on CNN. [7]

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