Amal Fashanu was born on the 21st of October 1988 in Great Portland Hospital, London. The daughter of Spanish model Marisol Acuna and football star John Fashanu.
Alongside her presenting, modelling and singing Amal has actively supported the charity ‘The Justin Campaign’ with the slogan ‘Footballers Against Homophobia’www.justincampaign.com which was founded in honour of her famous late uncle Justin Fashanu who tragically died in May 1998.
In 2012, Amal made a ground breaking documentary ‘Britain’s Gay Footballers’ about homophobia in football and the lack of openly gay footballers in the industry. The BBC3 documentary was nominated for a British broadcasting award in 2013 and pulled in just under a million viewers, beating the BBC’s 12 months slot average of under half a million. Amal’s next documentary in August 2012 ‘The Batman Shootings’ covered America’s attitude towards guns and the horrific Aurora, Colorado tragedy where 12 people were shot dead and 54 were injured.
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