Sehin Belew was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the reign of Haile Selassie, the country’s last emperor. In 1974, Ethiopia experienced political chaos, but it was a devastating famine the same year that prompted Sehin, a high school student at the time, to spend two years as a volunteer with the Society of International Missionaries (SIM), an international aid group. She helped feed thousands of starving people, an experience that profoundly changed her life.
Sehin moved to the United States in 1978 to attend college. After graduating with honors with a degree in Business Administration, she spent the first five years working fulltime with the homeless in Bloomington, Ill.
She also worked for 10 years as a professional model and was crowned Miss Ethiopia in 1988—the first to be crowned in 20 years! Pageant officials had to locate Miss Ethiopia of 1968 and fly her from Germany to Washington, DC to crown Sehin. This was a very historical moment as she was the thread to connect a 20-year gap in Ethiopian beauty pageantry.
Sehin has been featured on dozens of television, radio, magazine and newspaper including CBN Voice of America to discuss her book, Fabulous for Less, to talk about the importance of having the right self-esteem and self-image.
Today, Sehin Belew is a top motivational speaker with specialties on the following topics:
- Image and Self-esteem
- Positive Thinking
Her life itself is a testimony to what having the right image and self-esteem could do. Coming from a very modest means in Ethiopia, Sehin attributes all her success to her positive thinking.
Sehin’s mission is to help people enjoy every day of their life to the fullest. Sehin explains her concepts clearly on how it is possible to achieve one’s dreams and live a life that is filled with contentment.