Beauty Secrets: Adut Akech
Adut Akech is officially one of Australia’s biggest models, but she’s doing things differently. Originally from South Sudan and arriving to Australia as a refugee at age six, Akech now calls Adelaide home. An advocate for diversity within the fashion industry, Akech represents the changing face of Australia – as evidenced by the slew of campaigns, shows and magazine editorials she now has under her belt.
Akech was recently tapped by local David Jones to front their spring campaign, and nominates closing Saint Laurent’s spring/summer ’18 show in Paris as a career highlight. “I’m actually living that dream,” she told Vogue in 2017. “It was honestly one the most incredible unforgettable experience of my life. I still struggle to find words to describe the feeling I encountered during this experience.”
Penning a letter to her six-year-old self for Vogue, Akech detailed the struggles she faced as a child and how her modelling helps promote a positive message in the South Sudanese community. “I love proving people wrong and that's what I told myself I was going to do and that's exactly what I have done. Not only have I made my family proud but I’ve also made my South Sudanese people proud and it is the greatest feeling in the world,” she wrote.
“With everything that's happening within my community and all the negativity on the news it makes me happy know that what I am doing is being recognised and spoken about positively.”
Since making her debut in 2017 at the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer show, Sudanese-Australian beauty Adut Akech has been a busy lady. However working with big names such as Givenchy, Prada and Vogue means that Adut needs to keep her skin healthy and glowing.
She shared her bulletproof night time routine with Vogue YouTube Channel, see below for the video on Vogue's YouTube channel:
(Article source: 12th Mar 2018, Francesca Wallace, www.vogue.com.au)