The Six Degrees of…Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona is just next door. But before you roll out the welcome mat, find out how this legendary football player-turned-coach is connected to a German fashionista and hiphop mogul.
June 8, 2011 3:16 by shafeer
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons is a 36-year old American fashion model, author, and former president and Creative Director for Phat Fashions. Simmons is of African-American and Japanese descent.
She married Russell Simmons in 1998 and had two daughters with him. They filed for divorce in 2008, however, and in the same year married actor and model Djimon Hounsou, with whom she has a son.
Simmons has established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her high school alma mater in St. Louis to provide college tuition support for academically successful girls with financial needs. She is well loved in the city that the mayor presented Simmons the key to the city and named March 18, 2008 “Kimora Day” in St. Louis.
But it wasn’t like this when she was younger. Growing up in Missouri, she was bullied in school because of her mixed ancestry and because she was taller than average—she was reportedly 5 feet, 10 inches tall by the time she was 10 years old.
To help her cope, her mother enrolled her in a modeling class when she was eleven years old. Two years later she was awarded an exclusive modeling contract with Chanel and went to work under the tutelage of this controversial Chanel designer…
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