It sounds like the ideal outcome for a young aspiring model. You show up one day to a photo shoot and then the next you are the face of a range of advertisements for all kinds of things. The only problem is that South African author Shubnum Khan had never intended on becoming a model or have her image used for anything like that but, because she sat down for a “free portrait session” with a photographer, her face ended up becoming the image used for a Canadian immigration campaign.
In fact, Khan may have never known about the image had her friend not spotted it in the wild. When trying to figure out just how this happened, Khan’s friend reminded her of the time the two of them sat with a photographer offering free portrait sessions some six years prior.
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