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Adut Akech A Supernova Model

Nationality : South Sudan

Adut Akech Biography

Born during a journey to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, South Sudanese native Adut Akech is currently one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand talents, as well as one of TIME’s “Most Influential Teens of 2018.”

Kakuma is currently the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting over 184,000 people from more than 15 different nationalities with numbers expected to increase, from South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, DR Congo, Eritrea, Uganda and Rwanda..

Having spent her earliest days as a refugee, Adut and her family eventually emigrated to Adelaide, Australia, where she lived out her life as a student and joined a local modeling agency.


Adut Akech International Super Model

In 2016, she was cast as a global exclusive for Anthony Vaccarello’s debut Saint Laurent show. Since then, she has become the muse of renowned designers, such as Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, who brought her to the 2018 Met Gala, and Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, who has tapped Adut to open and close multiple shows for the brand. She has also walked for Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace, and more.


Adut Akech over “Big Four”

To date, Adut has shot campaigns for Fendi, Moschino, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Versace, etc.
She has also appeared on the covers or within the pages of American Vogue, British Vogue, Italian Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Korea, i-D, and more, working with legendary photographers such as Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, and Tim Walker. Her personal journey has been already covered by the likes of CNN and the New York Times, The Guardian, and many more, with TIME recognizing her as one of the “25 Most Influential Teens of 2018.”

The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the fashion capitals of the world; New York, London, Milan, and Paris, or the « Big Four » which receive the majority of press coverage.


Adut Akech Female Model of the Year 2019

 Adut Akech received the female model of the year award from the reference site Models.com in 2019 (MOTY).
The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents.

A coronation only confirming the seat of the model in the fashion world, a few months after having been chosen by Karl Lagerfeld to close the Haute Couture show of Chanel fall-winter 2018-2019, dressed in a bridal outfit.
Adut Akech became the second black woman in fashion history to take on this role.

The 2019 British Fashion Awards is one of the glitziest nights of the year, (often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of British fashion), where the top players in the industry are recognised for their incredible talent.

One of the most highly anticipated awards of the night is undoubtedly Model of the Year and this year’s line up was one of the most diverse to date.
Adut Akech named ‘Model of the Year’ at British Fashion Awards 2019.

The first thing you noticed about her is the gorgeous complexion of her skin, the walk which is one of the best in the industry, ever, and finally that adorable face. She made fashion so alive, she is taking the industry by storm.


Top Model Adut Akech – Fall/Winter 2019-20

Video Realise by A Fashion


Adut Akech United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Former Refugee

Outside of her career in fashion, Adut has recently begun working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to promote causes that support refugees around the world. She hopes that her own story can serve as inspiration for many to become more invested in alleviating the plights of refugees.


Ben Stiller meets supermodel and former refugee Adut Akech

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller meets supermodel and former refugee Adut Akech


Adut Akech Supernova model measurements

Hair.        Eyes.     Height (ft in).    Bust (in).   Waist (in).   Hips (in)
Brown.   Brown.         5′ 10″.                30″.             23″.               33″


Adut Akech Modeling Agencies :

New York
The Society Management
Elite Paris
Elite Milan
Elite London
Elite Spain
Elite Copenhagen
Chadwick Models

Adut Akech Mother Agency :

Chadwick Models




Adut Akech quote :

 »Do not let the world convince you that it is not possible. If a Sudanese refugee who comes from nothing can do it, anyone can do it. »