Amina was born in Brooklyn to a German mother and Pakistani father who are now divorced. She describes her father as a "typical Muslim father who wanted their daughter to have an arranged marriage and be a stay-at-home wife." After he did not accept her tattoos or career path in modeling, Amina cut him off from her life. She has a close relationship with her mother and considers her her biggest influence and supporter in her life.
Career and Success
Growing up, Amina always knew that she wanted to be a model. Although she bolstered desirable measurements at 32''-18''-34'', people often discouraged her due to her height standing at 5'1'' and her tattoos. Amina first got her break at 19-year-old as a video vixen, appearing in videos for Fabolous, ASAP Ferg, and Rich Gang. In 2012, Amina was cast for Yeezy Season 1 which was a turning point in her career.
Along with Kanye, Amina has worked with legendary fashion editor Carine Roitfeld whom she considers a good friend. Today, Amina has her own female vegan fashion shoe line and garnered an impressive following on Instagram totaling over 555,000 followers.
Amina is a Vegan and animal rights activist and frequently posts about her views on the subject on her social media accounts. She is a Homebody and prefers to stay in rather than go out. She is the proud owner of 4 Pit bulls. Amina's older brother was a police officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident which caused her to grow up a little more since she lost someone who she considered her father figure. Amina has two other siblings, an older sister who is an orthodontist, and a younger brother who is a production assistant.