Congratulations are in order for supermodel Kendra Spears who is all set to become a princess after getting engaged to Prince Rahim Aga Khan.
According to Huffington Post, the 24-year-old Spears, who has modeled for the likes of Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs, will tie the knot with the 41-year-old prince in a traditional Muslim ceremony.
The date for the event has not yet been set.
The Aga Khan Development Network released the statement on Friday, along with the couple’s official engagement portrait.
“Thank you all for the kind tweets! We’re very excited!” Spears tweeted on Friday shortly after the announcement.
Spears, who was discovered in 2008 after winning a Ford Models competition, is reportedly nicknamed the “mini Cindy Crawford” because of a small mole on her upper lip resembling the fashion model icon.
Kendra is likely to adopt an Islamic name and convert to the religion, according to the Telegraph.
Prince Rahim, a graduate of Brown University, is the eldest son of His Highness Prince Karim, the fourth Aga Khan, a religious title among Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Karim was conferred his royal title by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth just as his grandfather received his “His Highness” award from Queen Victoria.
In addition to preparing for his upcoming wedding, Prince Rahim is currently involved in “poverty reduction efforts, notably micro-credit activities” through the Aga Khan Development Network, in places as far-reaching as Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Telegraph reports his net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range $800 million.