Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede gives birth to a girl

12/19/2005 at 10:15 AM ET

LiyakebedeEthiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, who is best known for being the face of Estee Lauder and a runway fixture, and her husband Kassy Kebede welcomed their first daughter, Raee, in August.  The couple has a four year old son named Suhul.

Liya was recently named the World Health Organizations goodwill ambassador for maternal, newborn and child health. She received the 2005 UN Day Award from the UN Association in New York for her work raising awareness of the importance of healthy mothers and children globally. She accepted the honor in New York City. In her speech, she said the following about her pregnancy…

Eight weeks ago, I gave birth to my second child – a beautiful girl named Raee. While I was pregnant, I had dozens of checkups. They covered everything from blood tests to ultrasounds, and I even had the option of attending birthing classes with my husband. And when the time came, I gave birth at the Cornell New York Hospital. There were skilled doctors and nurses with the latest technology at their fingertips. I was reassured knowing that if there was any problem, the emergency room was just steps away. My daughter and I could not have been treated more professionally – or more kindly. And for that, I am grateful.

Source:, photo: Yahoo!

Thanks to CBB Reader Victoria.


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