She is 18 years old and hails from Australia, where she moved to with her mother when she was only six. Adut Akech, originally from South Sudan, was born in the Kakuma refugee camp, on the border between Kenya and Uganda. Today Adut, one of the three models gracing the “Girls Next Door” Vogue Italia April cover.

Adut, is starting the year with a bang. The former refugee  has model for Melbourne Fashion Week, where she took digitals for a Saint Laurent casting in Paris Fashion Week.

She’s done editorials for American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, I-D Magazine, Le Monde M Magazine, Modern Matter, Numéro, The Gentlewoman, WSJ., T Magazine and Vogue Australia. Akech has done magazine covers for I-D Magazine, 10 Magazine Australia, Elle Croatia, L’Officiel Singapore and Le Monde M Magazine.

Akech is currently ranked on the Hot List on