Gelila Bekele Biography

Gelila Bekele

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Birth Name: Gelila Bekele
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Birth Country: Ethiopia
Birth Sign: virgo
Age: 31 Years
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An Ethiopian model, humanitarian, social activist and filmmaker, Gelila Bekele is known for her work with Ford Models. The talented and renowned model was born on September 4, 1986, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She spends most of her life traveling in between Europe and the United States. She has a sister named, Anna Rossetti. Since her childhood days, she dreamed of becoming a model and began her modeling career working with Ford Models, New York, and Paris. This beautiful model is featured in several beauty campaigns including those for Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, H&M, Pinko, Pantene, and L’Oreal.

Gelila has appeared in leading magazines and numerous other publications.This stunning lady devotes much of her time to aiding people in Ethiopia, as well as globally, through her charity involvements focusing mainly on the issue of fundamental resources, particular access to clean water and education.

Gelila is also pursuing her passion as a documentary filmmaker. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, she is a black, Ethiopian/American nationality. Moving towards her personal life, Her boyfriend is an American actor, producer, director, and songwriter. The couple has a son together named, Aman.

Gelila Bekele is also an author, in 2016 she released a book titled Guzo to share the way how people from her home counter, Ethiopia, live.

Gelila earns her good salary from her career, however, her net worth and salary is yet to be revealed. While, her boyfriend Tyler's net worth is $600 million as of 2017-18.

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Born in Ethiopia

1986 4th of September

Gelila Bekele was born on September 4, 1986, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She spends most her life shuttling between Europe and the United States. She has a sister named, Anna Wossetti. Since her childhood days, she dreamed of becoming a model.


Began her career Modelling


This stunning model, Gelila Bekele began her modeling career in the year 2006 working with Ford Models, New York and Paris. Gelila Bekele has appeared in several ad campaigns for Levi's, Pantene, L'oreal, Glamour, Marie Claire, Allure and Lucky.


Affair with Tyler Perry


She is in a romantic relationship with Tyler Perry in the year 2009. Her boyfriend Tyler Perry is an American actor, producer, director and songwriter. The couple has been blessed with a baby boy together named, Aman.


Her documentary Mai: Life is not Honey


She is pursuing her passion as a documentary filmmaker. Her most recent documentary " Mai: Life is not Honey" was released in the year 2015, it is not honey is a (22 min) short documentary about Ethiopia’s water crisis, and the impact of educating girls.


Authored the book Gozo


Gelila Bekele is also the author of the book "Gozo!" in 2016, which documents the daily lives of native Ethiopians. This book is a tribute to the beauty of Ethiopia and a song for a timeless Africa.

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