Supermodel Fumi Desalu

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Where She’s From:
The beautiful and accomplished model and actress Fumi Desalu, whose Zodiac sign is Aries, was born in Moscow, Russia, to West African parents. “I learned from my mother-charm, and my father strength,� she tells The Black Star News. “I went to school in Scotland were I grew up.�

“I launched my career when I won the first Super Model of West Africa about 10 years ago,� she adds. “I'm doing well right now and got a role on the new television show Ugly Betty. I want to make a difference to younger women and let them know that they can accomplish anything.�

Where She’s At:
“Like everybody in the entertainment business, it's hard to show case your talents and you just have to keep going until you make it,� she says, when asked about some of the industry’s challenges.

“I'm proud of the fact that I learned how to drive in no time at all, when I came to LA,� Fumi adds. “I’ve done TV, film, commercials, voice over work—you can see my work on�
“Brainpower and beauty go hand in hand—this way, you will succeed at anything,� she continues. “My beauty secrets are sleep, drinking lots of water and working out.�

Fumi’s Words Of Wisdom:
“Don't ever, ever, ever, ever give up on your dream, ever!!!!!!�
Fumi’s  Secrets Of Success: “Work hard!�
Fumi’s Three Favorite Movies: “West Side Story, Amistad and Love Story.�
Fumi’s Three Favorite Authors: “Dominick Dunne, Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins.�
Leaders That Most Inspire Fumi: “Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton.�
Fumi’s Favorite Car: “An Aston Martin is my favorite car of all time.�
Fumi’s Favorite Entertainers/Musicians: “I love Fela, Bob Marley, Barry White, Whitney Houston and all classical music.�

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