Naima Mora Biography
Naima Mora is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model television series.
How Old is Naima Mora?
Mora was born on 1 March 1984 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. She is 35 years old as of 2019.
Naima Mora Parents
Mora was born to jazz vocalist and entrepreneur Theresa Mora and jazz percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett. Her mother Theresa is Irish and African-American while her father is half Mexican and half African-American. Mora’s paternal grandparents are Francisco Mora (painter) and sculptor, painter, and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett. Mora is also the inspiration for her grandmother’s 2001 black marble bust entitled Naima.
Naima was named after the John Coltrane song “Naima”.
Naima Mora Twin Sister
Mora has five sisters, including her identical twin, Nia, who is a photographer. She also has an older sister Ife Sanchez Mora a singer/ songwriter. Sanchez was signed to Tricky’s Massive Attack label Durban Poison/ DreamWorks S.K.G in the trip-hop group, The Autumn People and is now a solo rock singer Ife Sanchez Mora and part of duet Ife & Danny. She was the wife of chef Aaron Sanchez.
Naima Mora Education
She grew up near West McNichols and Schaefer on Detroit’s northwest side where she attended Bates Academy for middle school. She then attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit where she graduated in 2002. Being a serious ballet student, she attended Detroit’s Ballet Renaissance and was enrolled in American Ballet Theatre’s Detroit summer program.
Naima Mora Project Runway
She has done print modeling for CoverGirl, ELLE Magazine, Fuego Magazine, Us Weekly Magazine, Radar, In Touch, Star, Teen People, Split Clothing, and elsewhere. Her runway shows include Christopher Deane Spring 2006 Collection, Gharani Strok Fall 2005, Carlos Miele Fashion Show, Walmart and ELLEgirl Presents Dare To Be You Spring 2006, Fashion Comedy Style 2005 (Charity Event), and New York Fashion Week 2007
Mora got a showcard for Fashion Week SS09 and she walked in the Project Runway Finale for designer Joe Farris.
Naima Mora Veronica Mars
Mora appeared as a guest on the second season premiere of the American teen noir mystery drama Veronica Mars.
Naima Mora Now
Mora goes on with her modeling career.
Naima Mora Married
Mora keeps her personal life very private and she has not yet disclosed any information on her dating.
Naima Mora’s Net Worth
Mora’s net worth is not yet revealed.