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Birth Name: Yamila Diaz-Rahi
Date of Birth: March 9, 1977
Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5' 8''
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Yamila Diaz-Rahi was born on March 9, 1977, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diaz was raised in Argentina with her two sisters, Maria and Yael, by her doctor father and health care manager mother. Diaz is of Lebanese and Spanish decent.
While Diaz was studying economics in college in 1996, she was discovered by a a modeling scout in Buenos Aires. She soon left Argentina for Milan, Italy, where she began her professional modeling career. Diaz first appeared in department store catalogues and small advertisements. Her big break came in 1999 when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was so popular in the men's magazine that she was seen in the following year's edition and was featured on the swimsuit issue's cover in 2002.
Her Sports Illustrated spread brought Diaz much attention and everyone wanted to work with her. She began appearing on magazine covers all over the world including Maxim, Marie Claire, Elle (US and Spain), European Max, GQ and Shape.
Diaz's next big gig was working with Victoria's Secret. She is now well known for her appearances in the catalogues for the famous lingerie company. She has also done advertising campaigns for bebe, Swish jeans, Replay jeans, Ungaro's "Fleur de Diva" perfume, and Italian cosmetics "Bio-Etyc," in addition to becoming the first Latina spokesmodel for Cover Girl.In addition to modeling, Diaz has dipped her toes into the film industry. In 1999, she played Matilde opposite Leonardo Pieraccioni, in the Italian comedy film Il Pesce innamorato.
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