Gelila Bekele is of many professions, including actress, model, activist, writer, humanitarian, and filmmaker. She has gained glory after successfully acting as a producer for the movie named Full, which was released in 2015. She has made it to be the cover girl for many well-known magazines and fashion brands, including names like Allure, Marie Claire, and Essence.
Having Ethiopian roots, Gelila Bekele, on September 4, 1986, was given birth in Addis Ababa, located in Ethiopia. Bekele has not revealed much about her family, which leaves us without the name and identity of her parents, but it is known that she has a sister known as Anne Wrossetti, with whom she grew up at her grandmother’s house. It can also be mentioned that Bekele has embraced being a vegan.
At the age of eight, she moved with her family to Europe and further shifted to the United States of America in order to pursue a college education. She had enrolled at the University of California, located in Berkeley. To her happiness, her talent in modelling was discovered in the very her first year of study, leading her to leave her education midway.
Being born on 4 September 1986, Gelila Bekele is 35 years old as of today’s date 4th May 2022. Her height is 1.76 m tall, and weight is 61 kg.
As of 2022, Gelila is single after her split with her long term boyfriend, Tyler Perry, with whom she welcomed her son in the year 2014 and named him Aman Tyler Perry.
In her career, she received the award of OkayAfrica 100 in 2018. Since the beginning of her career, in 2006, Gelila Bekele has never looked back and has only achieved success in her career timing once thereafter the other to reach her goal through her hard work and talent.
As of May 2022, Gelila Bekele has been estimated to hold a net worth of around $2 million that she has achieved by being the cover girl of many household successful magazines year after year and also through making producing and writing movies.
It should not be forgotten that she has also earned her fortune by acting in movies. Today she stands apart from other models and holds a value to her name because of distinct Ethiopian f features that sets are apart from regular mainstream models.
Gelila Bekele has also stood apart from the rest of the world by being an active participant in movements that support education and women. She is a well-known activist in the world other than being a successful model and famous face in fashion.
Through her exceptional talent and pure Ethiopian futures that are not very easy to find in models, Gelila has made a significant presence in the fashion world and continues to do so by still modelling for luxury brands and choice brands and applying her talent in creating and producing movies.