Triple-citizen Ndoema, aka The Global Girl, is a globetrotting model, actress and lifelong healthy living expert.
Deemed a member of the “Fashion Elite” by New York Magazine, Ndoema is regularly featured in leading international fashion publications including Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Vogue Turkey, Marie Claire US, Marie Claire Brazil, Marie Claire Australia, Glamour Paris, Glamour Spain, Elle US, Elle UK, Elle Canada, Women’s Wear Daily, W Magazine, Cosmopolitan UK, Cosmopolitan Australia and Harper’s Bazaar (for full press coverage visit The Global Girl’s Press page).
As a beauty and lifestyle expert, Ndoema has been featured, quoted and published in major media outlets including Essence Magazine’s inaugural Global Issue, Yahoo! Beauty and Condé Nast Traveler.
A lifelong vegan and inspirational wellness author, Ndoema has been heralded as a “Cleanse Superstar” by MSN Healthy Living. She has completed multiple 92-Day juice fasts and has been thriving on a raw vegan lifestyle for almost 10 years. Her genuine passion for green living and dedication to the achievement of optimum health, beauty and well-being through a plant-based lifestyle have inspired millions of women around the world.
Ndoema’s unique vision, impactful creativity and authentic voice have rapidly established The Global Girl as an influential, aspirational and internationally recognized brand with collaborations including Maybelline, Garnier, Aveda, Olay and Levi’s.
Hailed as “a must-read” by Lucky Magazine, The Global Girl has a following spanning 226 countries and 17,426 cities worldwide.
In a nutshell
- 6 feet
- 1 mètre 82
- 18 hands
ex-Parisian catwalk model with three Law Degrees
Central African Republic
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- the UK
- Central African
- Ancient Greek (no kidding)
- Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Harvard Law School (Boston, USA)
- École Supérieure des Hautes Études Internationales (Paris, France)
- Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain)
- Université Jean Monnet Paris XI (Paris, France)
- Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels (ISI) (Paris, France)
- Parsons School of Design (New York, USA)
Field Assignment: The Mozambican Repatriation Operation, to date one of the largest and most successful efforts of its kind. Working in a highly sensitive and volatile cultural context, organized and ensured the safe return of thousands of refugees to their homeland, personally negotiating with both Malawian and Mozambican government officials, as well as designing and implementing innovative grassroots empowerment and leadership training programs.
As a legal consultant for the Tibetan government in exile, authored highly sensitive documentation on torture and human rights violations in occupied Tibet presented before the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Reports on the activities of
- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees
- The UN Conference on Disarmament
- The UN Human Rights Commission
- The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Transformative Power of International Human Rights Law, HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Women’s Status In Developing Countries
Non-Violent Alternatives to Nuclear Deterrence
HABITUALLY MISTAKEN FOR AND EMBRACED AS
Voracious Raw Vegan
I have three citizenships. Grew up between Central African Republic, France, Cameroon and Switzerland. I’ve lived in a dozen countries around the world. Garnered a handful of law degrees, worked for the United Nations, taught fashion at Parsons and wrote my preliminary PhD thesis on AIDS and Women’s Rights in Africa.
Although there’s more to me than meets the eye, the visuals on this site will tell you more about me than a thousand words.
This is the place where I come to share a bit of my world. My vision. My passions… Beautiful things that make my heart sing.
I’ve seen a lot of the world and I have so much more to discover. My life’s vision and deepest conviction is that there’s so much more that unites us than separates us. Born across continents, I once felt that I belonged nowhere only to realize that I belong everywhere.
I hope you’ll feel at home here as well.
- Spirituality, meditation and solitude
- Green living
- Fashion & Photography: I love creating beautiful worlds
- Quantum Mechanics
- Empowerment, personal growth and self-transformation
- Nutrition, natural health, raw foods, juicing, cleansing
- The magical world of film and dream making
- Making the world a better place
15+ random things about me
- I’m an avid Kwan Yin collector.
- Started studying Ancient Greek at 13.
- Feel most at home in Benares, India.
- Read books backwards (last page first).
- Non-conformist to the core.
- I believe in dreams. The bigger, the better.
- Terrible at applying nail polish.
- Temporarily lost my eyesight at age 17.
- I’m not linear. Hate doing anything in a linear fashion.
- Severing all ties with my biological family was one of the most painful yet most beneficial decisions I’ve ever made.
- I’m a minimalist. But don’t ask me to travel light.
- I’m a nature girl who loves a kickass stiletto and a smoldering smokey eye.
- Forget the Law degrees, I’m most proud of completing two 92-day juice fasts and a total of 40 days in total silence.
- Always striving for the next, improved version of myself.
- Lived as a hermit.
- I make a mean kimchi.
- I’ve been told my name is that of a Tibetan demon and means to weep in Shona and to praise in Nxosa.
Why am I raw vegan?
Funny, food is the third most commonly asked question after my name and where I’m from (oh and occasionally: “is big hair back?” Uh, as far as I’m concerned it never went away…). Looks like I’m not the only one obsessing about food!
I have been thriving on a plant-based diet for over 20 years now. First as a vegetarian, then as a vegan and about 8 years ago I transitioned to a raw vegan/fruitarian lifestyle. It’s been a gradual and natural evolution. Of course switching to a meat and dairy-free diet, with no refined sugar, no refined grains, and no processed foods of any kind did wonders for me. But switching to a raw and living foods lifestyle has really been a quantum leap in terms of taking my health and life to a whole new level.
Over the years I’d certainly come to believe that what we eat is important and I’d experienced the benefits first hand. But what I’m realizing now is that nutrition can affect us well beyond our physical health and well being, it is arguably one of the most powerful self-transformational tools available to us.
I’m really passionate about nutrition and I truly believe that it could be the answer to so many ills in the world. But I’m no vegan militant. I don’t wear plastic shoes nor join street protests aimed at vilifying and shaming meat eaters. It’s just not me. I haven’t chosen to exclude animals and animal by-products from my diet for any political reason whatsoever. I’ve just never been the militant type when it comes to veganism, or any other subject for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, I love animals and would never want to hurt them personally but the impetus for my switching to a plant-based diet hasn’t been for any other consideration than the simple fact that I feel good eating and living this way.
Long-term big dreams
I have many…
I’m always striving for something greater. Both for myself and the world I live in.
- Experiencing life anchored in the direct knowledge of who I really am.
- Living off the grid in a completely self-sufficient and sustainable way.
- Empowering 55 million girls worldwide through entertainment.
Because at the end of the day, what could be more gratifying than the simple joy of knowing that somehow, somewhere, I’ve touched someone’s life in a meaningful way.