Congratulations! 19-year-old student whose photos went viral signs up with major modeling agency

Congratulations! 19-year-old student whose photos went viral signs up with major modeling agency

- Anok Yai's Instagram photo went viral recently

- She has now been signed up to one of the world's biggest modeling agencies

- She is originally from South Sudan but has lived in the US from the age of two

Just a few days ago, Anok Yai was simply another 19-year-old university student. However, an Instagram photo has changed that.

A photographer took a photo of her at a recent homecoming party at Howard University in Washington D.C. and shared it on Instagram.

It soon went viral and caught the attention of several modeling agencies. And now, New York-based Next Models, one of the biggest agencies in the world, has signed her up.

The agency confirmed the signing on Twitter by sharing a video of Yai with the caption: "SIGNED — @anok_yai has signed with Next Management worldwide. Please join us in welcoming Anok!"

Yai expressed her joy in an interview: "When [the Instagram post] got to a couple thousand and it just kept going higher and higher, I was surprised. And I was happy. I always wanted it to happen, but it was something I never expected."

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She is originally from South Sudan but has lived in the US from the age of two. She is currently studying biochemistry at Plymouth University.

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Yai has joined famous models such as Yasmin Warsame, Karlie Kloss and Milla Jovovich, who are all signed to Next Models.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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