A New Hampshire college student is a Black Bill Gates in the making in her own right — as a model! After Anok Yai went viral when a photographer snapped her picture at Howard University’s homecoming she landed a modeling contract. The sophomore at Plymouth State University, announced on Instagram Tuesday, Oct. 31 that she has been signed by Next Management.
“Thank you to everyone that’s supported me along the way,” she wrote.
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Fans eagerly congratulated Yai.
The Sudan-born beauty was photographed by a D.C.-based photographer known as TheSunk during Howard’s homecoming Oct. 21 when he noticed she was “stunning.”
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A 19-year-old Plymouth State University student is going viral 😍 South #Sudanese beauty #AnokYai decided to attend #HowardUniversity 's homecoming and a photographer snapped a few photos of her. She didn't think much of it, until she received hundreds of notifications on Instagram. Social media fans are saying an agency needs to sign her asap for a modeling contract! 🔥 #MelaninGoddess #melaninbeauty #blackgirlmagic 📸:the sunk