Adut Akech Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Adut Akech Biography
Adut Akech is an award-winning South Sudanese-Australian model. She is one of the most sought models in the world, having walked for several top brands like Versace, Dior and Givenchy.
She has also won numerous awards, including the British Fashion Awards (BFA) - Model of The Year and Industry vote for Model of The Year all in 2019. The same year, she was also featured in the Time's 100 NEXT List.
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Adut Akech Profile

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Full name: Adut Akech Bior
Date of birth: 25th December 1999
Age: 21 years (2020)
Nationality: Australian, South Sudanese
Place of birth: South Sudan
Education: Australia
Boyfriend: Runtown
Occupation: Model
Net worth

Adut Akech Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Adut Akech was born on the 25th of December 1999 in South Sudan but raised in Kenya. Growing up wasn't so rosy for her as she had to move away from Kenya with her mother to Adelaide, Australia as South Sudanese refugees when she was just 6 years old.
While in school at Adelaide, Akech was known as 'Mary' because the Australian teachers weren't able to pronounce her name.


Bior made her runway debut at a local fashion show, put together by her aunt. She, however, came into limelight after she was cast exclusively by Saint Laurent and walked the Spring/Summer 2017 show, subsequently signing to Elite Model Management in Paris.
Since then, she has walked for several top brands like Versace, Valentino, Givenchy and Dior and also shot campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Fendi, Valentino and Moschino. She has also worked with renowned photographers like Tim Walker, Steven Meisel and Inez & Vinoodh.

Akech has also appeared in editorials of various international editions of Vogue like British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Australia, Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia. She has also appeared in several other magazines like Le Monde M Magazine, I-D Magazine, The Gentlewoman, Modern Matter, Numéro, T Magazine and Numéro magazine.

Personal Life

Adut Akech has had a significant impact by constantly speaking out against the racial diversity in the fashion industry. She is also working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in promoting causes to support refugees worldwide.
About her relationship status, she has sparked rumours of being in a relationship with Nigerian singer-songwriter, Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown.
Runtown's girlfriend
The duo celebrated the singer's 31st birthday in Paros Island, Greece. Akech shared photos from the private birthday getaway on her Instagram stories.

Awards and Recognition

Adut Akech has gained numerous awards and recognitions since her debut as a model. 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

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Adut Akech on:
Instagram @AdutAkech
Twitter @AdutAkech1

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