Video: Eritrean Feven Yohannes FIAT 500X Winner Interview


Diane von Furstenberg Interviews FIAT 500X Crossover Contest Winner Feven Yohannes: "I'm a DVF Girl for Life!" | November 3, 2015

Feven Yohannes, an Eritrean businesswoman and former Sudanese refugee, beat out hundreds of applicants to win Diane Von Furstenberg's "How I Became the Woman I Wanted to Be" House of DVF contest. In addition to taking home a shiny, new whip, Feven also had the pleasure of being interviewed by the fashion mogul herself!

During the heartfelt conversation, she tells Diane about her family's fight for survival in Africa and their eventual move to the United States. This grand prize comes at the perfect time for Feven, who sold her previous car to fund her technology startup.

"[I’m] trying to create a legacy like you one day," she says to Diane. "You've created a movement. You've empowered and inspired so many women. I feel like I can fly."

"Well, I didn't give you an airplane," Diane jokes. "You won a car, and this is your car!"

Congratulations, girl!

Eritrean Feven Yohannes FIAT 500X Winner Interview