South Sudanese model, Aweng Chuol known for her eyes, the whites of which change from grey to brown depending on what climate she’s in – a byproduct of a genetic condition that she was born with recently caused a stir on social media after her news of marrying a lesbian shocked conservative South Sudanese community online.

What people don’t also know is that Aweng who is studying two degrees, Politics and Psychology, at the University of New England in Australia want to become the first female president in South Sudan.

“My goal in life is to be the first female President of South Sudan. I feel like I’m needed over there, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we’re in a crisis,” she explains. “It’s time for millennials to take over. Now, not in 10 years time. It’s messy right now, imagine in 10 years time,” she said during an interview with Dazed Digital last year.

She’s also a keen activist, posting regularly about the refugee crisis as well about LGBTQ+ issues.