Sudanese model, Adut Akech wins 2019 UK model of the year
London, Dec. 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-South Sudanese model Adut Akech has been named model of the year at the 2019 Fashion Awards on Monday.
The 19-year-old was recognised in a star studded ceremony that as held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Akech had been nominated alongside Adesuwa Aighewi, Adwoa Aboah, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow.
The Awards, which act as a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives, are moderated by 2,500 key members of the fashion industry who nominate, and then elect, the winners
It’s been a back-to-back honour for the Sudanese. Just lat year, Models.com named the 19-year-old Sudanese-Model popularly the 2018 model of the year.
Akech dethroned Ghanaian-British model Adwoa Aboah who took the number 1 spot in 2017
The model who has plans of opening a modelling agency in South Sudan is mentored by supermodel Naomi Campbell. She ventured into the industry while living in Australia at the age of 13 but started professionally at 16. BBC