Adut Akech Bior is doing amazing things in her time.
The south Sudanese model is on the cover of Australian vogue September issue.
Since her discovery 3 years ago, the 19-year-old model is breaking barriers and soaring high and fast in her career.
She’ll be the first model to cover not one but five of Vogue’s publications at the same time. These 5 covers – Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia, Vogue Germany, British Vogue and Vogue Japan – are for the publication’s September issue, widely regarded as the most important issue of the year.
Adut was also amongst the 15 women selected by Meghan Markle to cover the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, which the Duchess guest-edited alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enniful.
According to Vogue;
“…in new season otherworldly looks, she brings her brand of magic that reveals itself in molten-gold sequins, sylphic sheers and cascading fabric. It’s the same brand of magic that saw her named the face Melbourne Fashion Week, which will be taking place from August 28 to September 5.”
Young as she’s, the dusky model has become a powerful force to be reckoned with, lending her voice to the struggle against racial discrimination in the industry.
Recently, Australia’s Who magazine misidentified her as another model, Flavia Lazarus, in a recent interview, erroneously posting her pictures.
Adut took to her Instagram to address the issue saying she deeply feels if she were white, the mistake would not have happened. In her words: “Not only do I personally feel insulted and disrespected, but I feel like my entire race has been disrespected, too.”
She’s is currently in Melbourne to attend the Melbourne fashion week 2019.
By Sarah Oyedo