Kendra Spears already lives a life of glitz and glamour as fashion royalty, being one of the top models for the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, but she’s about to get a whole new glamorous take on life as a princess.
Spears, a 24-year-old native of Seattle, Wash., is engaged to Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the eldest son of Aga Khan IV, the current Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims.
It is unclear exactly how long the model and the 42-year-old prince have been dating, but a Friday press release from the Aga Khan Development Network announced the two are happily engaged. Photos accompanying the press release showed the couple smiling together outside, with her engagement ring on full display.
There’s no word details of the ceremony, but the news blast said the two would be “married in a Muslim ceremony” and the date has yet to be set.
"Thank you all for the kind tweets! We're very excited!" the model tweeted on Friday after the announcement circulated.
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Spears, who was discovered in 2008 after winning a Ford Models competition, has walked most recently in the Fall 2013 shows for Louis Vuitton, Anthony Vaccarello, Jonathan Saunders, Marc Jacobs, DSquared2, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Chanel, to name a few. She’s also appeared in top fashion magazines like Elle and Vogue as well as international campaigns for Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg. The Telegraph pointed out that the brunette beauty is nicknamed the “mini Cindy Crawford” because of a small mole on her upper lip resembling the fashion model icon.
Spears is not the only model to marry into this royal family, either; Prince Rahim Aga Khan’s father married British model Sarah ‘Sally’ Croker-Poole and his grandfather was married to iconic actress Rita Hayworth. Spears is likely to adopt an Islamic name and convert to the religion, The Telegraph reported, when she marries the Prince.