Outside of touring the world as a vocal artist and strutting the runways of international fashion weeks, NAIMA uses her social platform as a means towards inspiring people worldwide! 

NAIMA authored her inspirational book 


and now tours it internationally! She does guest speaking aimed to empower people at colleges, universities, community groups and local organizations. She is an award winning motivational speaker. 





Born and raised in Detroit, NAIMA was thrust into celebrity after winning cycle 4 of the international hit tv series, America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. Transformed overnight into a household name, her face became synonymous with the world of fashion and pop-culture! Since then, she gracefully evolved into a multi-faceted artist, as her career expanded from being a famous model (CoverGirl, La Pierre, Samsung, Bandolier) to an actress, and  in most recently, a successful musical artist.

NAIMA’s accolades include recognizable awards for exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership, and dedication to improving the quality of life such as:


The Spirit of Detroit Award 

The California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition 

The Key of the City to Cincinnati, Ohio

The Dress for Success Red Hanger Award

WNBA ‘We are Women’ Celebrity Ambassador 

Naima believes strongly in truly using her success to inspire her fans all over the world. She often serves as a guest speaker and host for not only numerous fashion based events, but also schools and universities. Some have been the Ramapo College Enerve Fashion Show, International Academy of Design and Technology Imagine Student Fashion Show, IADT State Fair Student Presentation, Detroit Public Schools / Detroit Public Library HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) launch, Sacramento City Unified School District African American Student Leadership Conference 2010, the University of South Carolina’s 2010 Fashion For a Cause, Northwood University’s Style Fashion Show 2014, CFAC Student Encouragement Luncheon 2014, Syracuse Univeristy’s AKA Presents and evening with Naima Mora 2014, Syracuse Public School Van Dyun Elementary, Sacramento City Unified School District Girl Inspired Conference 2014, the Barizon School, and Virginia College Dress for Success Women’s Luncheon 2016. 

Her public speaking reached an international platform with a TEDx TALK presentation in Sacramento and a feature in SGI Peace & Value Creation Buddhist Organization’s “Buddhist In America”.


Mora has used her platform to help support causes that uplift the dignity of humanity including The Hospicio San Jose Guatemala, an organization dedicated to caring for orphans having been diagnosed with HIV; Runway 4 Peace Women’s Empowerment Runway Klass; Sea Of Pearls “I am Hope” Campaign; Champions Against Bullying and world peace buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International, having been featured in its international publications ‘The World Tribune’ and ‘Seikyo Shimbun Japan’.


NAIMA is the author of “Model Behavior”, an inspirational book for young people based on her experiences in life and in the fashion industry. The book takes a look at self discovery, self expression, building healthy relationships, nutrition and even tips on modeling. The book is available on for worldwide distribution and has received national news coverage with local syndicates including ABC News Channel 9 Syracuse, CBS Good Day Sacramento, and NPR Radio ‘Insight’ Show. 

NAIMA boasts a combined social media following of 70,000 followers, sustaining the highest retention rates for fans in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Italy. Her celebrity endorsements include Nike Women, Vita CoCo, Bartaile, the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks and MUSE Hair. 



Invite or Join Naima for her Upcoming Model Behavior Book Tour dates in YOUR city!




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