South Sudanese Teen Model Adut Akech is Model of the Year 2019: British Fashion Awards

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African Teen model Adut Akech was named ‘Model of the Year’ at the 2019 British Fashion Awards in London.

The 19-year-old, South Sudanese born model, beat out the likes of Kaia Gerber, Adwoa Aboah and Winnie Harlowto the award.

Akech wore an emerald gown by Valentino Haute Couture. The Pierpaolo Piccioli designed look was a custom creation for her: it consisted of a sweetheart neckline, floor length hem with a sexy slit and oversized bow tied at the waist.

She had this to say:

“It is important for all of us to remember that someone like me winning this award is a rarity,” she said.

This is for the young women and men who found representation and validation in my work. I want them to never be afraid of dreaming big like I once did.”

Congratulations Adut Akech 

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