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Adut Akech gives speech on diversity as she wins Model of the Year Award
Supermodel Adut Akech received a standing ovation during her acceptance speech as called for more diversity in the modelling industry. The winner of this year's Model of the Year Award beat 250 other models with high profile names such as Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid and Adwoa Aboah to win model of the year.
Originally from Sudan, Adut came to Australia as a refugee aged 7. She has then gone on to walk the runway for some of the biggest names in the industry such as Valentino, Moschino and Zara.
In her acceptance speech she stated what an incredible win it was and noted how it was not often that you see models like her winning awards. Adut stated that her win was an example of change, but there is still a long way to go. See below another interview with Adut talking about diversity.