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Adut Akech is named the number one model in the world

by Gino Fihelly (2020-06-12)


She's the 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. 






Move over, Gigi! Adut Akech was named the number one model in the world by models.com Industry Awards, beating supermodel Hadid sisters. Pictured in 2018 attending The Fashion Awards 


Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid, 23, scored the reader's choice vote for the female model of the year.






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Industry's vote runner up was British model Adwoa Aboah, 26, while the reader's choice runner up was Bella Hadid, 22. 

The feat comes after Adut opened up about her harrowing struggle with anxiety and depression.


















Votes: Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid, 23, scored the reader's choice vote for the female model of the year. Pictured in NYC in December, 2018































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Gigi Hadid brightened up the sidewalks of New York as she headed to a Vogue event recently in an eye-popping orange ensemble.

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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'. 

In a lengthy post, she explained that she is learning to 'handle' her mental illness, but nonetheless feels overwhelmed sometimes.
















Close! Industry's vote runner up was British model Adwoa Aboah, 26, (left) while the reader's choice runner up was Bella Hadid, 22 (right)


'I'm learning to handle it better now but it's a daily struggle and not every day is a ''good'' day,' the beauty confessed.

'Every single day of my life in 2018 was a challenge, filled with some serious obstacles to overcome.

'I would wake up every morning crying but put the biggest smile on my face and tried my hardest to push through the day pretending I was fine, then I'd come home and cry some more and go to sleep.'


















'Every single day of my life in 2018 was a challenge, filled with some serious obstacles to overcome': Adut, who launched her modelling career aged 16, opened up about her harrowing struggle with anxiety and depression on Tuesday


Adut, who is fronting this season's Coach campaign, was born in a refugee camp in South Sudan and arrived in Adelaide 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.

The last black Chanel bride was the British-Sudanese model Alex Wek in 2004.


















'I'm learning to handle it better now but it's a daily struggle and not every day is a ''good'' day,' the beauty confessed in a post on Instagram. Pictured in August, 2018, showcasing designs by Bec and Bridge Swim during the David Jones Spring Summer 18 Collections







She is currently starring in Coach's new global Spring campaign




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Model of the Year Awards 2018 | models.com MDX