Meet The Saudi Women Trailblazers Modelling In Big Campaigns For The First Time

Saudi Women Trailblazers Modelling

These bold and defiant women are making history as the first Saudi models.

As a conservative country, Saudi Arabia is not known for producing models but as of late things are changing up and these women are following their dreams and pursuing their careers in modelling which is very inspiring to the all the girls in the Arab community who are seeing Arab faces being represented in International campaigns for the first time.

Shahad Salman

Saudi Arabia’s rising star is making headlines after gracing the cover of Vogue Arabia in the June 2019 issue. The Vogue shoot that featured International Supermodel Winnie Harlow raised awareness of Vitiligo, a condition where pale white patches develop on the skin caused by lack of melanin. Shahad is inspiring other girls from the Arab world to pursue their dreams.

Taleedah Tamer

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This Saudi/Italian beauty is the first from KSA to walk a couture runway in Paris and the first to be on the cover of an international magazine, and she’s only 18! The Jeddah born model is on her way to a career filled with fashion weeks, runways and magazine covers, following in her mother’s footsteps, a former dancer and model who walked the runway for fashions brands like Giorgio Armani and Gianfranco Ferre. What’s great about Taleedah is that she won’t let anyone’s opinion stop her from following her dreams.


Short for Rozana, Roz is an LA based Saudi model who has amassed over 10 million Instagram followers and is making a name for herself. She’s worked for high profile brands such as Guess, Maybeline alongside Gigi Hadid, and is the first Saudi to be featured in a Victoria Secret advertising campaign. To her, nothing is impossible and recently in an interview with Arab News advised others trying to do the same as her by being themselves, saying “We live in a world where respecting each other is a must. We should understand that people are different, whether it be religion, nationality, personality or even culture.”

Model Mllk

This up and coming beauty based in KSA is a 23 year old make up model. She’s flawless and works hard on pursuing her modelling career and clearly she’s killing it. You can follow Malik’s Instagram @model_mlkk to stay updated on her upcoming make up looks and work.

Hala Abdallah

This UAE based Saudi world traveller and social media star is a lifestyle guru and works as an ambassador for countless International brands such as Fendi, Tiffanys, Tommy Hilfiger, Kerastase Paris and has been involved in campaigns for Rimmel and Magrabi to name a couple. She’s also participated in a Vogue Arabia talk panel, making her one hard working beauty business woman!

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