Adut Akech was born in a refugee camp in South Sudan and arrived in Adelaide, Australia when she was just seven-years-old.
In July 2018, Adut was chosen by creative director Karl Lagerfeld to be the first black Chanel bride in over a decade at Couture Week.
She’s a South Sudanese-Australian model who has strutted on runways across the globe.And it appears all of her hard work has paid off, as Adut Akech Bior has been named the world’s number one model.
Topping supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, the 19-year-old took the industry’s vote by storm for Models.com Industry Awards.
Adut, who launched her modelling career aged 16, admitted on Tuesday that she cried every morning and night in 2018.
Taking to Instagram on New Year’s Day, the supermodel said that despite her successful career she ‘suffered from really bad depression and anxiety’.
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