Adut Akech 'beyond honoured' to feature on U.S. Vogue cover

Adut Akech

Adut Akech is "beyond honoured" to star on the cover of U.S. Vogue alongside Ugbad Abdi and Kaia Gerber.

The South Sudanese-Australian beauty fronts the April 2020 issue, which celebrates models from around the world, including Paloma Elsesser, Liu Wen and Adesuwa Aighewi, in an effort to represent the 25 international editions of the fashion bible.

In the groundbreaking cover, Adut wears a Vera Wang Collection bra, bustier, and corset with Diesel jeans, and shared the image with her 873,000 followers on Instagram.

Sweetly tagging the photo's location as "on cloud nine", she wrote in the caption: "wow mum look at on the cover of American Vogue, I don't actually have real words for this right now but I'm so beyond honoured to be sharing my first-ever American Vogue cover with you all.

Adut continued: "This has been a dream of mine from the start of my modelling career and it just came true!!! I just want to thank every single person involved in making this possible. To Anna Wintour and the entire vogue team @felicitybwebb thank you so much for the bottom of my heart for giving this South Sudanese refugee little girl this opportunity to represent."

The 20-year-old also shared her excitement to become only the second black model, after trailblazer Naomi Campbell, to have starred on the covers of the Big Four - British Vogue, U.S. Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Vogue Paris.

"I finally have the big 4 vogue covers and the second black girl to do it in history after my mama @naomi I'm gonna cry myself to sleep now bye (sic)," she touchingly concluded her emotional post.

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