By Evelyne Musambi and Clare Spencer
South Sudanese model Adut Akech was named model of the year at the 2019 Fashion Awards on Monday.
The 19-year-old was recognised in a star studded ceremony that as held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Akech had been nominated alongside Adesuwa Aighewi, Adwoa Aboah, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow.
The Awards, which act as a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives, are moderated by 2,500 key members of the fashion industry who nominate, and then elect, the winners.