Shanina Shaik shows support for aid campaign

DUBAI: Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik showed her support for a campaign assisting refugees this week by sharing a photograph on social media.

The model, whose father is Pakistani and mother is Lithuanian-Australian, shared a photograph on her Instagram account, @shaninamshaik, in support of a campaign by denim brand Citizens for Humanity.

From Aug. 26 to Sept. 30, the company is encouraging social media users to share a selfie with the hashtag #WeAreAllHumanity on Instagram, after which they will donate $10 to USA for UNHCR to support their work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in honor of the brand magazine’s Issue 12 cover story.

“Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger. With each #WeAreAllHumanity cover, we showcase our differences while highlighting our similarities. When you join the global movement,@citizensofhumanity will donate $10 to USA for UNHCR, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping refugees survive, recover and build a better future,” she captioned the image, in which she poses while wearing a white t-shirt with the word “Humanity” emblazoned across the bottom of the snap.

“When we were drafting the very first issue of #HUMANITYMag, we had a couple of goals in mind: To highlight the similarities and embrace the differences that make up all of our humanity and to effect change through storytelling and community. Along the way, we’ve met and featured truly incredible individuals including the work of our friend, Giles Duley, who photographed refugee women of the Congo in a powerful and moving photo essay for this issue’s cover story. To honor this cause, we are proud to partner with USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping refugees survive, recover and build a better future,” the brand explained on Instagram.

Shaik, who recently took to the stage to present an award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 20, made headlines earlier this year when she married her long-time beau, Gregory Andrews, on musician Lenny Kravitz’s private island of Eleuthera.

The couple tied the knot at a family-filled ceremony in the Bahamas in May and promptly followed it up with a bash in Miami that was attended by likes of Bella Hadid and model Hailey Baldwin.

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