Model-turned-princess Kendra Spears shines in Miami photoshoot
19 FEBRUARY 2014
American model Kendra Spears, who has gone by the title Princess Salwa since marrying Prince Rahim Aga Khan last year, is seeing her career go from strength to strength.
Kendra, 25, tied the knot with her 42-year-old husband last August and hasn't let her royal duties or marriage put a stop to her day job.
Earlier this week, the brunette beauty was spotted on a photoshoot in Miami's South Beach and looked every inch the glamorous model.
Dressed in an all-black ensemble, Kendra was pictured in high-waisted black jeans and a matching sheer blouse. The 5 foot 10 inch model added to her height with black peep toe heels and accessorised with a chunky gold necklace and quilted clutch.
Kendra, who shot to fame in her late teens after winning an online modelling contest, was seen strolling up and down the Miami street basked in sunshine. The Seattle-born model struck a variety of poses, smiling widely at the camera and looking out seductively to sea.
Kendra changed into a more casual look for the next shoots, donning jeans and a white sleeveless top in one set and a flowery strappy top in another. Joined by a male counterpart and 29-year-old Polish model Magdalena Frackowiak, Kendra turned heads from passers-by as she shared a laugh with her fellow workers.
The princess is used to living in the spotlight as she has graced the covers of several international magazines. Hailed as the next Cindy Crawford for the mole on her upper lip, Kendra has modelled for high-end fashion houses including Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Diane von Fürstenberg and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few.
The University of Washington graduate earned her BA degree in sociology and continued pursuing her career as a model throughout her studies. Kendra, who was also chosen as the face of Armani Code Fragrance and Moschino Pink Bouquet Fragrance, reportedly met her royal husband through Naomi Campbell.
Kendra and Prince Rahim, the eldest son of billionaire racehorse owner, His Highness Aga Khan IV, wed in a traditional Muslim ceremony in August 2013. The bride wowed in an ivory sari with gold embroidery and had her hair swept back in a classic bun that showed off her diamond earrings and matching tiered necklace.
The couple made their union official in a picturesque service in the grounds of the Château de Bellerive, overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Kendra is not the only model to marry into the royal family. Her father-in-law was married to British model Sarah "Sally" Croker-Poole but the pair divorced in 1995 after 26 years of marriage.