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Chanel Iman on Love, Life, and Louis Dior

>> Chanel Iman has graced a number of covers, but it's much less often that we get a cover plus an interview out of her.  In this Sunday's Page Six Magazine, she addresses rumors on who she's dating, talks diversity in the industry, and explains why she named her dog Louis Dior.  Oh, and she models a few colorful chiffon dresses, too — behind-the-scenes video here.

On rumors that she has been involved with Kanye West, rapper Tyga, and singer-producer Ryan Leslie: “I’m young and I’m dating. But I’m not gonna say any names. There are special people in my life but nothing serious. Just having a man in general is a job! I have one job; I can’t have a second. I’m the type of girl that if I have a man, I want to be a good girlfriend and be there for them and take care of them.”

On how she came up with the name Louis Dior for her maltese: “I really love working with John Galliano — he’s so amazing. He actually let me name my dog Dior. I asked him! Right after I bought my puppy, I flew to Paris and John was the first designer that I saw. So I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t have a name for my puppy, so is it OK, John, if I name him Dior?’ He said, ‘It would be my honor.’ So I took a picture of me and my dog and sent it to him. He loved it.”

"What drives me the most crazy is people touching me all the time." »

On making the rounds at Fashion Week: “Honestly, I try to forget Fashion Week once it’s over. I just want to go home and rest and just forget I even did it. It could drive you crazy! It’s just show after show after show, and you’re missing your family and they feel really far away. You don’t go to sleep. You work for a month. You spend all this time trying on clothes . . . what drives me the most crazy is people touching me all the time. That does get weird.”

On her frustrations at the difficulties that models of color face in the industry: “It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”

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