Photographer Peter Beard stumbled across a young Iman far from the wilderness of the African bush, in a political science classroom at the University of Nairobi. The ravishing beauty became an instant star. Who else could play a living, breathing Queen of the Nile in Michael Jackson’s legendary video for “Remember The Time”? But it was more than regal cheekbones that landed the gig. The supermodel’s resounding voice is hypnotic. Five languages converge to a mellifluous cadence, dawdling vowels and heavy consonants that roll off the tongue like golden coins. She went on to marry the Pied Piper himself. For the everlasting love of David Bowie and Iman, Eleven Pipers Piping.
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