This College Student Went From Taking Pictures At Homecoming To Now A Sought After Model


19 yr old Anok Yai is a sophomore at Plymouth State University and her life pretty much changed after she attended a homecoming event at Howard University in Washington, D.C., last weekend. While at the event a photographer with an Instagram account called theSunk took a photo of her that went viral.

This is the photo:

Saw her right at the end of Yardfest. Stunning @anokyai #huhc #huhomecoming #theyard #fro #curlyhair #darkskin #sudanese

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He told her he was taking photos of people with nice outfits and that there might be a chance that one of the photo’s might go viral, and hers did.
“My phone just started vibrating rapidly for a long, long time. At first, I honestly thought someone made a meme of me or something.”Anok Yai told The Boston Globe.

Since then Anok has had model calls as well as editorials done featuring her instagram photos pretty much setting the pace for what the rest of her life is going to be.

She told Yahoo that she has always thought about modeling and now it looks like her dream might just come true:

“I’ve always thought about modeling. It’s a dream that I’ve wanted for a long time, but always pushed to the side because of self-doubt and distractions from school. Now I see this dream as something a lot more obtainable”

I couldn’t agree more! Black girl magic is so real!


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