Bin Laden Relative Tries to Escape Her Namesake
This gorgeous young woman is actually a niece of Osama bin Laden!
The glamorous blonde doesn't exactly fit the bin Laden image, but she is in fact a bin Laden. Her dad was the notorous terrorist's half-brother.
Her name is Wafah Dufour. She changed her last name after 9/11.
INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent caught up with Dufour a few years ago. She is an aspiring, singer-songwriter trying desperately to escape the dark shadow of the family name.
"The bin Laden name is stamped on you?" asked Trent.
"It's stamped. I have nothing to do with the whole thing. I've never met the man. It's really funny how someone you've never met can have so much influence you or on your life. It's crazy," said Dufour.
She is one of three daughters born to Carmen and Yeslam bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's half-brother. Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old and she was raised by her mom in Switzerland. She says she hasn't had any contact with the bin Laden side of the family since the divorce.
Dufour posed naked in a tub for GQ magazine. We're pretty sure her late uncle Osama would not have approved. Dufour is very much a free spirit, the very opposite of all her uncle stood for.
"I just have to do my own thing and hope that people will take me for who I am," said Dufour.