There's no doubt that Iman is an icon.

She single-handedly kicked open the doors
for models of color the world over. She's CEO of a multi-million dollar cosmetics business. She's had a 30-year career (so far), and she's also a mother and wife.

But, in an exclusive interview, she tells our sister site
Black Voices that there is one role that still makes her uncomfortable. The Somali stunner also reveals how she was discovered (she was not a "jungle princess" as is the common folklore goes), the rigors of breaking into modeling ("they eat their young") and those African American models who paved the way for her.

For more inspiring interviews, visit Black History Month on Black Voices.