Very Tall Lady With Humble Beginning Who Was Working as Teacher Makes It, Travels to Paris & Becomes Model

Very Tall Lady With Humble Beginning Who Was Working as Teacher Makes It, Travels to Paris & Becomes Model

  • A young lady, Aketch Joy Winnie, has shown that her life is a perfect example of the advantage of working towards one's dreams
  • The lady who had always wanted to become a model kept up the hope despite the fact that she became a teacher after university graduation
  • Joy's breakthrough came as she hit a major international gig and had to travel to Paris for a modelling job

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A young lady known as Aketch Joy Winnie has in a TikTok video shown how she all started before becoming an international model.

The beginning of the video has throwback photos of her in kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, and then university. Ever since she was a child, Joy has always wanted to be a model.

Many people were wowed by her success.
The said that all through years, she kept her hope alive. Photo source: TikTok/@aketchjoywinnie
Source: UGC

She achieved her dream

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After graduating with a degree in English & Literature, she worked for a while as a teacher. Despite teaching, the lady did some side gigs as a model to keep her dream alive.

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The breakthrough she had been hoping for finally happened and Joy travelled to Paris. The end of the video showed her modelling on the runway as a professional.

Watch the video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

Debbie said:

"This made me emotional, proud of you."

Ciru Njuguna said:

"...If this is not just powerful then I have no idea what is..."

starr said:

"A true example of keep moving, don't stop where you are, there is more ahead."

MercBreezy said:

"Duude, I'm actually crying, never been so proud of a total strange. Wanna see you on every billboard."

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@lynaregina said:

"I was wondering where I had seen you from...only to see teacher Joy at TGS."

Mr&Mrs LIPT said:

"Forever proud of you and praising the Lord for you every time I see your posts."

Far Een said:

"The kind of motivation I needed this moooorning."

Jenny_Blazequeen said:

"the fact that u didn't just sit around but had to be a teacher first before hitting the light, I'm proud of u sis."

Another lady succeeded as model

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a very tall Nigerian lady, Deborah Akanni, with an athletic physique, made it big on the international modelling scene.

Before the lady got her first break, she used to model on TikTok in a compound. In a video posted by her manager, Ikechukwu Urum, a collage of the lady's journey was shown.

At the beginning of the clip, the girl was filmed with many okadas in the background. Another part has her in a fitting black gown as she walked like a professional model toward the camera.


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