Adut Akech is an award-winning model from South Sudan and Australia. She is one of the most sought-after models in the world; she has worked with several major brands such as Versace, Dior, and Givenchy.
She has also won numerous awards, including the British Fashion Awards (BFA) – Model of the Year and the Industry Vote for Model of the Year, 2019. That same year, she was also on the Times 100 NEXT list.
In this article, we would explore Adut Akech biography, age, family, parents, relationship status, education, career, net worth, social media handles, and everything you would like to know about her.
Adut Akech Wiki
Full name: Adut Akech Bior
Date of birth: December 25, 1999
Age: 21 years
Nationality: Australian, South Sudanese
Place of birth: South Sudan
Net worth: $300,000
Adut Akech was born on December 25, 1999, in South Sudan, but raised in Kenya. Growing up was not easy for the model as she had to move from Kenya with her mother to Adelaide in Australia as a refugee from South Sudan when she was only six years old.
Back in school, Adut Akech was called “Mary” because Australian teachers could not pronounce her name.
Adut Akech made her runway debut at a local fashion show hosted by her aunt. She did, however, became the center of attention after Saint Laurent exclusively picked her and took her for a walk in Spring/Summer 2017, after which she signed with Elite Model Management in Paris.
Since then, she has walked with several big brands such as Versace, Valentino, Givenchy, and Dior and has also campaigned for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Fendi, Valentino, and Moschino. She has also collaborated with famous photographers such as Tim Walker, Steven Meisel, and Inez & Vinoodh.
Akech has also appeared in editorials for various international editions of Vogue, such as British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Australia, Vogue Paris, and Vogue Italia. She has also participated in several other magazines such as Le Monde M Magazine, I-D Magazine, The Gentlewoman, Modern Matter, Numéro, T Magazine, and Numéro Magazine.
Adut Akech has had a significant impact by systematically speaking out against racial diversity in the fashion industry. She also works with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to advocate for reasons to support refugees around the world.
Adut Akech is in a relationship with Nigerian singer Douglas Jack Agu, better known by the stage name Runtown. The duo celebrated the singer’s 31st birthday on the island of Paros in Greece.
Awards and Recognition
Adut Akech has received several awards and recognitions. Some of them include:
• Time – 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018 (2018)
• Industry vote – Model of The Year (2019)
• British Fashion Awards (BFA) – Model of The Year (2019)
• Time – 100 NEXT List (2019)
• Bior was the second black model in history to land the bridal spot in a Chanel couture show, closing the house’s Haute Couture Autumn 2018 show
Adut Akech is one of the top models of this season, bagging almost all shows. As of 2020, Adut Akech net worth is estimated to be around $300,000.