Model of the Year: Adwoa Aboah

This year, the British Fashion Awards presented Adwoa Aboah with the title of  ‘Model of the Year’. Other awards went to Christopher Bailey for ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion’ and Donatella Versace for ‘Style Icon’ to name a few.

Adwoa Aboah was the face of Edward Enniful’s first edition of Vogue this December. Her front page and accompanying 14 page feature has placed her in the forefront of today’s fashion world. She has previously appeared on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia and i-D. She has modeled for a huge variety of brands from Erdem to H&M, Versace to Topshop – Adwoa Aboah is a rising star everywhere.

However, she is no ordinary model. Adwoa graduated in 2013 from Brunel University with a degree in Modern Drama. This year she appeared in Hollywood remake of the Japanese manga franchise  ‘Ghost in the Shell’ where she starred alongside Scarlett Johansson.

In additional to being a model/actress she is a strong activist and founder of ‘Gurls Talk’  which acts as a ‘safe space for girls to share and listen without any judgement of stigma’. Gurls Talk hosts festivals with talks and workshops and Adwoa often speaks at schools and events. Adwoa herself has suffered from depression but states ‘the moment I opened my mouth I took on that responsibility’ – she is determined to make a change and is proving to be an influential role model for many.

In a recent interview with Edward Enniful, Adwoa said ‘I love doing things to the fullest’. At only 25, Adwoa Aboah has already achieved so much. We are excited to see whats yet to come.

Watch the interview HERE.

 

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