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Viral photos of Plymouth college student leads to modeling job


Associated Press
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Two photographs of a New Hampshire college student that went viral on social media have led to her to a modeling job.

Vogue reported that Anok Yai has signed with Next Management, just a couple of weeks after a photographer took photos of her for his Instagram account while she was at a homecoming event at Howard University in Washington.

The 19-year-old Yai is a sophomore at Plymouth State University. Anok’s family fled South Sudan and has lived in Manchester since 2001.

The photos had received more than 19,000 likes as of Tuesday. Yai said she heard from three modeling agencies.

The biochemistry student said she’s always been interested in fashion and art, but modeling was a dream she didn’t think would ever happen.

She told Vogue she wants little girls to feel empowered to pursue STEM fields.