Yamila Dнaz-Rahi, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a professional Argentine supermodel of Lebanese and Spanish descent. She goes by Yamila Diaz Rahi. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a health care manager. While studying Economics in Buenos Aires in 1996, she took a holiday in Uruguay where she was discovered by a scout from a Milan modeling agency.
After working in Milan for a few years, in 1999 she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and made the cover in 2002, and again in 2006 (in the 2006 cover she appears with several other models for an "All-Stars" special). She also appeared on the cover of magazines such as GQ, Glamour, Maxim, Elle, Shape and many more.
Yamila Diaz Rahi has also appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog and print ads for bebe, Swish jeans and many more. She was the first Latina spokesmodel in CoverGirl history. She has also starred in the 1999 Italian film Il pesce innamorato.
Since it was luck that got her to where she is, Yamila has never allowed herself to develop the diva attitude many models are known for, despite the glamorous life she now leads. With the short life span of models, she recognizes that her looks are not enough of an attribute. This is why the South American beauty broadens her achievements by developing her language skills -- learning Italian and English -- and delving into literature, most notably Brazilian writers.
Yamila currently resides in Manhattan, with her boyfriend, Italian artist, Giuliano.