Salome Haymanot: The Model with a Purpose

Salome Haymanot is not your typical model. Born in Germany to a mixed-race family, she grew up in poverty and faced bullying in school for being different. But instead of letting these challenges hold her back, Salome used them to fuel her drive to succeed and make a difference in the world.

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The striking beauty and unique features of 21-year-old Salome Haymanot have caught the attention of the fashion world. The young model has quickly become a rising star in the industry.

In addition to her modeling career, Salome is also a talented musician. She turned to music and singing as therapy. When she was sad about being bullied, she started writing songs. This talent led her to start working in the music industry and traveling the world. In Los Angeles where she is living, she began collaborating with creative people and has since become well-connected in the city.

Black dress, Puppets & Puppets.

Despite her success as a model and musician, Salome remains grounded and focused on her mission to create positive change in the society. She knows that her platform gives her a unique opportunity to make a difference. And she is determined to use it for good.

One of Salome’s biggest passions is advocating for the people of Tigray, Ethiopia, where her father is from. She has been using her social media platforms to raise awareness of the atrocities that are taking place in the region, and to call for action from the international community.

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Her passion for activism comes from her upbringing in a traditional family with strong cultural values and beliefs. She believes that these traditions and beliefs are the most important things in life. And that it is her responsibility to use her voice to speak up for those who are not being heard.

Metal top, Michael Schmidt. Orange feather skirt, Marcell von Berlin.

She explains, “I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world. Growing up the way I did, I saw firsthand how unfair and unjust the world can be. But I also saw how people can come together to create change, and that gave me hope.”

“I want to use my platform to give a voice to the voiceless,” Salome explains. “The people of Tigray are suffering, and the world needs to know about it. We can’t sit by and do nothing while innocent people, including my family, are being killed and displaced from their homes.”

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Golden chain outfit, Natalia Fedner.

Salome’s activism has not gone unnoticed. She has been speaking at several international events, including one at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, where she delivered a powerful and very emotional speech in 3 languages about the situation in Tigray. Her message resonated with people all around the world, and she has since become a leading voice for the cause.

Despite the challenges she faces, Salome remains committed to her mission. She knows that she has a responsibility to use her platform for good, and she takes that responsibility very seriously.

“I feel so lucky to have the opportunities that I have,” Salome says. “But with those opportunities comes a responsibility to make a difference. I want to use my voice to create positive change, and I won’t stop until I see that change happening.”

Salome’s story is one of resilience, determination, and purpose. She has overcome incredible obstacles to become the successful model and activist that she is today, and she is using her platform to create a better world for all.

Salome’s determination and drive have led her to accomplish things that many people twice her age could only dream of. But for her, these accomplishments are just the beginning. She is constantly pushing herself to be better and to do more, both as a model and as an activist.

As Salome’s star continues to rise, we can expect to see even more incredible things from this talented and passionate young woman. She is a true inspiration, and we can all learn from her example of using our voices and our talents to make a difference in the world.

White dress, Siren the Brand.

The Team

Photographer: Damatreus Ward @meech213
Makeup: Vicky Garcia @vickygmakeup
Hair: Camila Chanchavac @styledbycamilaaa
Styling: Lycia Lamini @leecyaa & Tajh ‘Mars’ Barnes @starbwoymars
Model: Salome Haymanot @salomeehay
Model agency: Talent Model Management @talentmodelmgmt


Puppets & Puppets @puppetsandpuppets
Natalia Fedner @nataliafedner
Siren the Band @sirenthebrand
Michael Schmidt @michaelschmidtstudios
Marcell von Berlin @marcellvonBerlin

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