Born while fleeing the civil war in South Sudan and grew up in a refugee camp, Adut Akech is just like fairy tales with her story. The Sudanese model, who describes herself as “I was a tall, very shy, weird kid”, is now the most sought-after name in famous fashion magazines.
In the refugee camp, they didn’t even say its name! The female fashion world has been chasing is one of the most popular names of recent times. Adut, who moved to Australia with his family at the age of seven, did not speak any English when he arrived in the country. The Sudanese model, who defines herself as a tall, very shy, awkward kid, started modeling in 2016 when she was at school.that the
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The young model, now 20, made the cover of international Vogue magazine, was named Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council, and blew the runway for Saint Laurent and Valentino.
“I am proud of myself,” Adut describes the story of victory over war, displacement, migration, and possibilities, and continues: I am a world citizen, but my identity is above all from South Sudan. . “
“We didn’t have much. I knew something was wrong; we were not home even though we were home.”
“There would be nights when people came to take us out of our family or to kill us all. The whole camp was very scared, everyone would pack their belongings and wait for the warnings to end. I was born on the way to Kenya and I haven’t been to Sudan since then.”
Adut Akech Passed Through Tough Times
“In my early years in Australia, of course, it wasn’t easy. I was ostracized and bullied. Instead of saying my name, they called me Mary. I had no confidence. But I made a promise to my mother and myself: I will be strong! I was determined to finish school and buy my mother a car and a house. “
“I attended 16 shows in the first fashion week in Melbourne in 2016. I went to Paris by Saint Laurent in a month. I was doing my homework on the plane, between shooting. My school ended in 2017. However, my relatives other than my mother were asked not to continue my modeling career.”
“For them, modeling was walking around naked in front of all people. There was a perception that this was not a real career. But I did not give up on my dreams.”
Adut, who bought a house and a car for his mother, tells people not to give up their dreams, saying, “Never doubt yourself or let the world convince you that things are not possible. If I did, you would do it.”
Now one of the most popular models on Instagram
Adut Akech Bior is a South Sudan-Australian model. Akech fashion week made its runway debut privately on the Saint Laurent S / S 17 show and continued to privately close both the F / W 17 and S / S 18 shows. In 2018, she was named “Model of the Year” by models.com, a honor that was repeated next year.
The 21-year-old African female model has reached more than 1 million followers on Instagram following her success in recent years. Created for modeling with its beauty and elegance, Adut continues to increase its popularity rapidly.