Prominent Lebanese: Yamila Diaz-Rahi

Yamila is a Lebanese-Argentinean Supermodel.

Yamila Diaz-Rahi(born March 9, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional model of Lebanese and Argentinean descent who carries her Argentinean last name “Diaz” and Lebanese “Rahi”. Yamila and her two sisters Maria and Yael were raised in Argentina.

She goes by Yamila Diaz. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a health care manager. She was discovered in Buenos Aires in 1996 where she was studying Economics at the time and can hammer you to a wall when it comes to discussing South American politics.

At only 24 years of age, the young Lebanese Argentinean supermodel has gone from an unknown frolicking on an Uruguayan beach in 1996 to one of Victoria’s Secret’s anchor models and a regular in the Sports

Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 1999 and 2000. She has already graced the covers of Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle , the European editions of Max, GQ and Shape magazines.
After working in Milan for a few years, in 1999, she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and made the cover in 2002. She has also appeared in the 1999 Italian film Pesce innamorato, Il.

Yamila Diaz has never allowed herself to develop the diva attitude many models are known for, despite the glamorous life she now leads. With the short life span of models, she recognizes that her looks are not enough of an attribute. This is why the South American beauty broadens her achievements by developing her language skills — learning Italian and English — and delving into literature, most notably Brazilian writers.