We are happy for this Sudanese-American student who just landed a major modelling gig

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Call it sheer luck or chance but Sudanese-American student, Anok Yai is living her wildest dreams after a photo of her went viral and landed her a modelling contract.

The leaves match my skin 🍂

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The 19-year-old college student from New Hampshire was attending a festival when a photographer stopped her and capture her gorgeous self on camera. Soon after, it caught the attention of folks on the internet who couldn’t help but admire her smooth gorgeous skin and thus begun her rise to fame.

Big thank you to @thesunk for capturing this moment. Amazing photographer. Couldn't be happier

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Speaking to the Boston Globe, she expressed shock over the attention the photo had garnered as she initially felt that she look like a“deer in headlights” even calling it “average”. Currently, the photo has over 50,000 likes and over 1,000 comments.

However, this has not stopped modelling agencies from chasing her and she’s finally announced Next Model, a company that has worked with the likes of Lana Del Ray and Rita Ora as her mother agency.

 

“At first, I questioned what everyone was seeing because I didn’t really see it. Honestly, I think that people get so used to seeing themselves that people don’t see their own beauty because they see it everyday.” she recounted

Congratulations Anok, we are so happy for you.

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