Adut Akech You can't really compare it to Bella, Gigi, Kendall or Adwoa, because they've already had a successful career in cradle with their (influential) rich parents. Different with Adut: The 1.77 meter model was born in South Sudan, but grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya. When Adut was seven years old, her mother moved to Australia with her six children. If the model talks about poverty and suffering in interviews today, it is not what she is talking about because she knows what she is talking about.
Thanks to her aunt in Australia, Adut came in contact with modeling for the first time at the age of twelve – she had her niece's present clothes for her boutique. A model contract followed at 4 pm and Adut got track experience in Australia. During Australia Fashion Week in 2016, she was discovered and contracted by a scout by the prestigious elite modeling agency.
From there everything went very fast
The big course debut followed on the SS17 show in Saint Laurent, for which the Sudanese were booked exclusively. Want to say: The model was allowed to run for no other brand, except for the French fashion house. This paved the way for today's 19-year-olds to the top: half a year later, Adut was ordered by high fashion brands such as Dior, Valentino, Givenchy and Versace. When she closed the Chanel's Couture Show this fall, Chanel's other dark-skinned woman, the whole fashion world realized that Adut made it to Model Olympus.
Meanwhile, the Christmas-born model is close friends with celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, on four covers of various "Vogue" editions, and has been named the Model of the Models.com by the jury of models.com, which consists of over 250 key fashion industry years. 2018 elected. No wonder: The doll-like face, her beautiful, very dark skin and the boyish short hairstyle have a high recognition value. Adut has made it to the top in just a year – but her current life also has its drawbacks.
"I don't know how to be here today"
On the first of January this year, Adut published a very personal post pointing to her mental health: "I suffered from a very bad depression and anxiety disorder – and still do. It is a daily struggle and not every day is a good one. day "wrote the model on Instagram. Last year, the Sudanese woman woke up crying every day, extended her smile, and attempted to survive the day before returning home and crying. "I don't know how it's possible that I'm still here today – but I'm grateful that it didn't change."
Therefore, Adut wants to be strong for people who are mentally ill: "I want you to know you're not alone in this fight, I and many others are with you". Adut Akech is not only a beautiful but also an extremely strong and honest person.