Dark skinned models have taken the modelling industry by storm. Beautiful African models make us proud everyday as they walk the runaway like it was made for them. Stunning models like Mayowa Nicholas and Forence Baitio have graced the covers of prestigious magazines and walkways of the best fashion shows. Another win has come for Africans in the fashion industry as upcoming Sudanese model, Anok Yai, stormed the internet with beautiful photos of herself. The young lady became famous overnight after photos of her surfaced on social media. She expressed that people have showed her much support and love.
In a Twitter post, she said her followers and supporters grew overnight. She wrote: “Can’t believe I went from just 150 followers to almost 8K in one day. The supports overwhelming.”
Anok Yai became an internet sensation after a photographer for Thesunk took a photo of her at the Saint Howard University homecoming party in Washington D.C.
She was specially recognised for her beautiful glowing dark skin that has got social media users gushing over her gorgeousness. See some of her photos below:
She has also revealed how her life has changed after her photo went viral. “My phone just started vibrating rapidly for a long, long time,” Yai said, remembering the moment she realized her photo was going viral. “At first, I honestly thought someone made a meme of me or something.” A student of Biochemistry, Yai said she could see herself modeling now as a part-time gig. Three modeling agencies have already reached out to her. “It was a dream that I always wanted, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen,” she said.