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Fatima Siad

Somali-Ethiopian Fashion Model Who Got her Start on "America's Next Top Model"; Speaks Openly on her Female Genital Circumcision

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 Fatima Siad Biography

Fatima Siad, the second runner up from Season 10 of "America’s Next Top Model" is known for her striking beauty and outspoken attitude around top model stomping grounds. But behind all that fierceness is a tragic and often untold story.

Somali-born Fatima came to the U.S. when she was 13 years-old and revealed on ANTM that when she was 7, she experienced what up 140 million other girls have gone through: female genital mutilation.

Fatima spoke out on the show, telling the judges “I was circumcised. It’s a very traditional positive thing where I’m from.”

Though talking about the disputed practice brought tears to her eyes, right now Fatima is not necessarily focused on ending the practice, which is long-held cultural value in many parts of Africa. “I think culture is very important – I’m just trying to find a way to talk about it.”

Despite the laws against it, international human rights organizations have had trouble putting an end to FGM, because of its traditional and secretive nature, so Fatima may be on to something in her desire to approach it from a different way.

While she doesn’t support the tradition, she accepts that there may be a more functional way of helping young girls who are forced into it, like requiring it to be performed by a qualified doctor and reaching out to young girls who have already experienced it; “I want young girls to be able to express themselves because I feel like there’s a whole part of them that’s dead, and that they just don’t talk about it.”

Fatima has also talked about the backlash from people in Somalia, saying “I kind of knew that I was going to get a lot of negative feedback from people from my country, because as a Somalian woman you have certain responsibilities to not really talk about your culture with other people. It's something that's so sacred to us.”

But the Somalian stunner knew that speaking out could raise awareness in the U.S. and has dedicated her life to making sure no one in Somalia "goes through what I went through,” reminding viewers that the practice can be deadly.

Siad is currently signed with IMG Models in New York City, Paris, Milan and London, Ace Models in Athens, Greece, as well as with Munich Models in Munich, Germany.

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    Booking fees for Fatima Siad, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Fatima Siad, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Fatima Siad?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Fatima Siad for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fatima Siad for your next private or corporate function.
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Fatima Siad

Somali-Ethiopian Fashion Model Who Got her Start on "America's Next Top Model"; Speaks Openly on her Female Genital Circumcision

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Fatima Siad Biography

Fatima Siad, the second runner up from Season 10 of "America’s Next Top Model" is known for her striking beauty and outspoken attitude around top model stomping grounds. But behind all that fierceness is a tragic and often untold story.

Somali-born Fatima came to the U.S. when she was 13 years-old and revealed on ANTM that when she was 7, she experienced what up 140 million other girls have gone through: female genital mutilation.

Fatima spoke out on the show, telling the judges “I was circumcised. It’s a very traditional positive thing where I’m from.”

Though talking about the disputed practice brought tears to her eyes, right now Fatima is not necessarily focused on ending the practice, which is long-held cultural value in many parts of Africa. “I think culture is very important – I’m just trying to find a way to talk about it.”

Despite the laws against it, international human rights organizations have had trouble putting an end to FGM, because of its traditional and secretive nature, so Fatima may be on to something in her desire to approach it from a different way.

While she doesn’t support the tradition, she accepts that there may be a more functional way of helping young girls who are forced into it, like requiring it to be performed by a qualified doctor and reaching out to young girls who have already experienced it; “I want young girls to be able to express themselves because I feel like there’s a whole part of them that’s dead, and that they just don’t talk about it.”

Fatima has also talked about the backlash from people in Somalia, saying “I kind of knew that I was going to get a lot of negative feedback from people from my country, because as a Somalian woman you have certain responsibilities to not really talk about your culture with other people. It's something that's so sacred to us.”

But the Somalian stunner knew that speaking out could raise awareness in the U.S. and has dedicated her life to making sure no one in Somalia "goes through what I went through,” reminding viewers that the practice can be deadly.

Siad is currently signed with IMG Models in New York City, Paris, Milan and London, Ace Models in Athens, Greece, as well as with Munich Models in Munich, Germany.

FAQs on booking Fatima Siad

  • How to book Fatima Siad?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Fatima Siad for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Fatima Siad, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Fatima Siad or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Fatima Siad?

    Booking fees for Fatima Siad, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Fatima Siad, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Fatima Siad?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Fatima Siad for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fatima Siad for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Fatima Siad or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Fatima Siad or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Fatima Siad is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Fatima Siad for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Fatima Siad generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nnenna Agba, Whitney Thompson, Kristie Kennedy, Mariah Gentry and Rose Rollins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fatima Siad for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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