Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince

Model Kendra Spears Engaged to a Shi’a Prince
by Apr 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT 

The onetime Prada campaign girl will likely convert to Islam to marry the eldest son of the Aga Khan. By Misty White Sidell

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Kendra Spears
The official engagement portrait of Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Seattle-born model Kendra Spears. (Gary Otte/Aga Khan Development Network)

 You may recognize American model Kendra Spears from her fall 2009 Prada campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, in which she appears with a head of frizzed hair, wearing rich velvet jacquards and avant garde highwater bondage boots. Or from a Teen Vogue spread that same year, in which she was labeled as one of the modeling industry’s break out stars.

 But now Spears has been cast in a whole new role: she’s about to become a Muslim princess. Last week, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of Shi’a Ismaili Muslims, announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan (age 42), to the Seattle-raised model (age 24). The marriage will make Spears the princess of a nearly 15-million-person-strong Islamic group.

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The Muslim Times’ Editor comment

This “positive” headline will get lost in the Western Media because when a man is worth $800 million dollars, his wife will of course choose his husband’s religion regardless of any stigma attached to the faith.  It also shows that the real religion of a capitalist society is money!

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  1. It is interesting to note that the Aga Khans continue to marry non-Muslim Western ladies. Once Prince Kareem Aga Khan made the comment that it was easier as if they would marry within the community the in-law family would expect some privileges.

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