Adut Akech
Adut Akech. Photo Credit: Luigi and Iango/Instagram

Adut Akech Bior is a South Sudanese-Australian model. She is one of the most in-demand models in the fashion industry and has been praised for her beauty, diversity, and advocacy. 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 Industry vote for Model of The Year all in 2019. The same year, she was also featured in the Time’s 100 NEXT List.

Adut Akech Wiki

Full NameAdut Akech Bior
Date of Birth25 December 1999
Place of BirthSouth Sudan
NationalityAustralian, South Sudanese
OccupationModel, Actress
Marital StatusSingle
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight56 kg (124 lbs)
Adut Akech Net Worth$1 Million


Adut Akech
Adut Akech. Photo Credit: Adut Akech/Instagram

Akech was born December 25, 1999 in South Sudan but fled the civil war with her family to Kenya, where she spent her early years in a refugee camp. At the age of 7, she and her mother resettled in Adelaide, Australia. She has five siblings. Adut took the name of ”Mary” because people couldn’t pronounce her birth name correctly. She was bullied by her classmates due to her gaped tooth.


Adut Akech
Adut Akech. Photo Credit: Adut Akech/Instagram

Akech was scouted by a modeling agency at the age of 13, but she didn’t start her modeling career until she was 16. Her family encouraged her to start her career early. but she took the plunge when she was sixteen and signed a contract with her mom’s agency Chadwick Models. Her aunt prepared a local fashion show where she made her runway debut. Soon she was signed to Elite Model Management in France. She quickly rose through the ranks and made her fashion week debut in 2016 as an exclusive for Saint Laurent.

Since then, Akech has walked for all the major fashion houses, including Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, and Versace. She has also appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle.

Adut Akech Covers M Magazine
Adut Akech Covers M Magazine. Stuart Winecoff/Instagram

In 2018, Akech was named Model of the Year by She was also one of the 15 women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, which was edited by Meghan Markle.

Akech was chosen as the model to be shot for the calendar shoot in 2018 for Pirelli Calendar which was shot by photographer Tim Walker. For the project, she was joined by some celebrities like Sean Combs, RuPaul, Naomi Campbell, Sasha Lane and Lil Yachty.

In the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2018 show in Paris, she made news by being the second black model for the Couture show. She became a Chanel bride after Alek Wek. She was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to be the bride of the show.

Personal Life

Adut Akech and her mother, Mary Akech, at Australia's Fashion Laureate Awards
Adut Akech and her mother, Mary Akech, at Australia’s Fashion Laureate Awards. Photo Credit:

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.

Akech is not involved in a relationship with anyone at the moment. She is focused on her career. It was rumoured that Adut Akech was 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 Covers British Vogue
Adut Akech Covers British Vogue. Photo Credit: Rafael Pavarotti /Instagram

Adut received the ”Model of the Year” Award in 2019 in London, UK. She also graced the cover of the September 2019 issue of fashion magazine British Vogue. She was also the recipient of the Model of The Year British Fashion Awards. Adut was also honored with Industry vote – Model of The Year Award. She is just the second black model to close the bridal spot in a Chanel couture show.

Net Worth

Adut Akech has an impressive net worth of $1 million. She generates her wealth through her modeling assignments.

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