South Sudanese Student, Anok Yai secured a modeling deal after her picture went viral.
According to report, she has just been signed on by one of the world’s biggest modelling agency, Next Models as one of their models.
Anok Yai was born on December 20, 1997to a South Sudanese heritage. She is the second black model after Naomi Campbell, and the first South Sudanese woman, to open a Prada show. Yai currently ranks as one of the “Top 50” models by models.com
Her Journey To Modelling Stardom
Yai was discovered in October 2017 during Howard University‘s homecoming week, by a professional photographer who asked to take her picture. He posted the photo on Instagram, accruing over 20,000 “likes”, and modelling agencies, including IMG Models, asked to get in touch with her. She eventually chose to sign with Next Model Management, who had called her daily for several weeks.
Within 4 months, she became the first Sudanese model to open a Prada fashion show, which is deemed the highest feat in fashion modeling because of the careers Prada has launched. She has also appeared in the Prada SS 2018 campaign and an upcoming Nike campaign designed by Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci.
On her breakthrough moment, she told Vogue