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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Adut Akech

Finalist in Fashion

About Adut Akech

Coming off a massive year in 2018, South Sudanese model Adut Akech took over the fashion world in 2019. She repeated her win as top model of the year as named by, closed the Saint Laurent runway show yet again, and graced the cover of Vogue Australia. Her incredible journey from a refugee to the world’s top runways hasn’t been easy. Recently, she opened up about her experience with depression in a candid Instagram post that went viral with her 750K followers. The video touches on her lowest points with the touching honesty that’s helped to make her a star, picking up buzz and going viral in only a few short days

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