DUBAI: Saudi social media influencer Model Roz hit the red carpet at the star-studded amfAR Gala in Los Angeles this weekend.
The model treated her 14.3 million Instagram fans to a sneak peek of her ensemble — a black, two-piece look by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, a Tyler Ellis clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Vrai & Raven Fine Jewelers jewelry.
Guests at the 12th annual gala helped raise money for HIV/AIDS research programs. The event was attended by the likes of TV host Chelsea Handler, singers Tinashe and Madison Beer, Kelly Rowland, Kimora Lee Simmons, and more.
For her part, Model Roz took to Instagram to celebrate the night, saying: “Thank you @amfar for having me. What an epic night celebrating the work amfAR does year after year to end the Global HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
The Jubail-born Riyadh-raised model, who prefers to go by her social media name, is currently based in Los Angeles but regularly jets across the country for launch parties and events.
She attended New York Fashion Week in September and was spotted among the well-heeled crowd at the Naeem Khan show. The Saudi star showed off a blue feathered mini dress before hitting the red carpet at Bloomingdale’s 150th Anniversary party in a glamorous Caroline Herrera gown.
The model, who has 1.6 million fans on TikTok, was then spotted at New York’s Rainbow Room wearing a luxurious green silk gown by Maison Margiela before showing off a daring look with crystal-fringed cut-outs at the PatBo fashion show.
She took in the Brazilian brand’s latest collection while sitting on the coveted front row and posed for a number of paparazzi shots as she left the venue.
Roz made headlines around the world in 2019 when she modelled for a Victoria’s Secret’s Pink campaign, showing off the label’s sportswear in a sun-drenched video.
The model, with her signature platinum blonde locks, has also taken part in campaigns for US brand Guess and launched a makeup range with The Balm.
Roz moved to the US in 2013 to pursue a degree in interior design, but her hopes of becoming a model pushed her to give it a shot.
“Ever since I was young, becoming a model was always a dream of mine. It was a bit difficult for me as a Saudi woman… but to me nothing is impossible” Roz previously told Arab News.
Challenging stereotypes proved to be one of the major hurdles Roz had to face, but “with my persistence, I was able to prove to brands that I am not just famous… I am also influential to many people,” Roz said.
The model’s Instagram feed is littered with photographs of her various advertising campaigns, as well as visits to many a product launch party — from NYX Cosmetics events to TikTok gatherings.