Becoming a internet phenomenon thanks to a photo, Anok Yai has now become a role model for many girls with an admirable career.
Growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire (UK), 19-year-old South Sudanese student Anok Yai became a phenomenon overnight thanks to a photo that went viral online.
Accordingly, during a music festival in 2017, Anok Yai happened to meet a photographer named Steve and was photographed by him that would change her life completely.
The photo that turned Anok Yai from an unknown student to a top model
“Me and a friend decided to go to Washington to play and attend Howard University’s Homecoming festival. When I was getting ready to go back to my dorm after the concert ended, a photographer named Steve ‘theSUNK’ Hall came to me. When he asked for my information, he also said that the photos taken today have some potential to be spread by netizens. At that time, I didn’t think much of it. “.
That same night, the photo was shared dizzy on social networking sites. Many people praised Anok’s perfect aura and physique. Even netizens think that Anok has the same qualities as professional models and hopes that modeling agencies, brands and fashion brands will quickly recruit long legs with this unique beauty. his empire.
The 19-year-old girl’s life turned upside down after the photo was posted on the photographer’s Instagram page
Just that night, thousands of messages were sent to Anok’s mailbox, her account from only 150 followers increased to 30,000 times and reached 50,000 the next day. This has helped the student’s life completely turn a new page.
Now, five years after the photo went viral, Anok has led a life and career admired by many. Accordingly, after being known by many people, Anok was immediately recruited by many modeling agencies.
Black models walk the catwalks of the world’s top brands
Her beginning was thanks to luck, but what Anok achieved in her modeling career came not only from luck but also from this girl’s relentless efforts. During the 5 years of her career, she has proven her own strength as the face that regularly appears on the biggest covers of the fashion world such as Vogue, Elle, .. or chosen as a model for many brands. high-end like YSL, Loewe, Hugo,..
She regularly appears in the world’s leading fashion magazine Vogue
Possessing a top-notch charisma, flexible body and professional catwalk ability, Anok Yai is also placed by many people next to the monument of model village Naomi Campbell. In 2018, she made history when she became the second black model to open the Prada brand. Previously, “black leopard” Naomi Campbell was the first black model to do this in 1997.
Sharing about her career, this model said: “In many places, I see people praising light skin and mocking people with dark skin. Now that I have a background and a foothold in the industry, I hope I can become the person they’re looking for. The fashion industry is changing, slowly but it’s happening.”
Anok Yai becomes the second black model to open Prada’s show
Anok Yai next to famous model Bella Hadid
Source: Vogue, Timesline, Instagram NV