Some Nigerians called her another Olajumoke, and that’s obviously how
her story is going. Anok Yai, a student at Plymouth State University in
New Hampshire is set to become a top model.
In an interview with The Boston Globe, the 19-year-old South Sudanese
student admitted that she thought it was an “average photo” and that
she’d possibly gain a few new followers from the post. However, after
receiving thousands of likes, the photo went viral.
“My phone just started vibrating rapidly for a long, long time,” Yai
told The Boston Globe. “At first, I honestly thought someone made a meme
of me or something.”
“It was a dream that I always wanted, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen,” she had said.
It would be recalled that the Sudanese black beauty was in Washington,
D.C. last two weekend for the Howard Homecoming festivities when she was
spotted by photographer Steven Hall who was taking photos of guests.
And that’s how her luck start.