10 Most Beautiful Women 2019

Born in Oklahoma, Ki Ogunyemi was one of many children in her family who were adopted. Because of her large family, Ogunyemi learned how to be self-reliant at an early age, and feels a personal connection to her husband’s workplace, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of SWMO.

417 Magazine's Indulge presented by Bharat Shah

Although her parents, who share a different race than her, were not religious, Ogunyemi attributes much of her success in life to her faith. She marks the beginning of her relationship with God to when she attended private school, the only one out of all her siblings to do so. In high school, Ogunyemi continued to attend church solo. “I didn’t grow up in a loving [or supportive] home,” Ogunyemi says. “I didn’t grow up with parents who gave me much direction, and I know that a lot of children grow up without direction, and they rebel and go off in a different direction, but with me I feel like I always stayed along the straight and narrow, and I don’t even have a reason for that.”  

Because she was used to making her own way, Ogunyemi says she feels like she developed a strong personality and values independence. After graduating high school, she attended both Missouri State University and a technical school. She is now a dental assistant at Jordan Valley Community Health Center.

Aesthetic Services by Bharat Shah MD, FACS | Styled by Fashion House | Fine jewelry by Justice Jewelers | Hair by Inviktus Salon | Makeup by Jacqueline Rae and Inviktus Salon

Bharat Shah MD FACS

See Ki walk the runway!

Come out and watch this year's winners walk the runway and support the charities they each represent at 417 Magazine's Indulge on October 3 at Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.