Georgie Badiel Liberty (born February 7, 1985) is a Burkinabé model and activist living and working in New York City.[1] Badiel was Miss Burkina Faso in 2003 and Miss Africa 2004.

Georgie Badiel
BornFebruary 7, 1985



She is also a writer and activist who has taken on the issue of the lack of potable drinking water in her West African homeland. Therein she runs the Georgie Badiel Foundation which is dedicated to raising funds to support the cause.[2] Now together with the children's book author, Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde, she has co-created the book The Water Princess, a picture book which tells the story of her West African nation's desperate need for aquifers through her life as a young girl who dreams of bringing clean water to her people. The book was published by Penguin Random House in 2016.[3][4][5]

Personal life


Badiel is married to Chid Liberty.

Nominations and achievements


She was honored Chevalier Of Merit Burkinabe on February 28 at the Burkina Faso mission in New York.


  1. ^ "Georgie Badiel - Fashion Model - Profile on New York Magazine". Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Georgie Badiel Foundation - Activist". July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "'The Water Princess' Relates Childhood of Burkina Faso-Born Model Georgie Badiel". Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Water Princess by Susan Verde, Georgie Badiel -". Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Ellis, Deborah (November 11, 2016). "How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help". Retrieved December 11, 2016.

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