Nyarach Abouch Ayuel from South Sudan :Supplied

Model Focus: Nyarach Abouch Ayuel inspiring story from refugee camp to being a supermodel

Nyarach Abouch Ayuel is one of the African models with an inspiring life story that would move anyone to tears. Looking at all the hurdles of pulling her out of the refugee camp back in Kakuma and placing her amonst the world top models walking in the same show as Naomi Campbell is a story that’s worth reading. However, the story can not be more truer than directly from the mouth of the founder of the agency that scouted her, ISIS Models Africa.

Joan Okorodudu, the founder of ISIS Models Africa writes her story herself:

“Nyarach Abouch Ayuel,I remember when I scouted you, the first thing I said was you are going to be a top model and eventually a super model.The first thing you said was no one has ever told me this.The journey was so tough,I had to fly to Nairobi to assist with your visas,we had the run around from embassies because of your refugee status.Finally the girl from Kakuma Refugee camp has made it to the world stage.Hey girl I told you so.Looking back ,it was all worth it.I remember the day you had to go to Juba only to be told after getting to Juba that you can only get your visas from Ethiopia. I just want to tell you that all the pain,money spent,was all worth it.To Nallah Sangare representing Isis models as Nigerians will say ,our Manager of life ,thank you so much for everything,for all the embassy visits in Nairobi and just to say that this is just the beginning. I remember all the visits to United Nations office in Nairobi to get your refugee card and how the lady assisted us.All the note verbal that we got from South Sudan Embassy to assist us.I was almost giving up one day ,and I remember clearly your words to me “auntie don’t worry everything will be okay.Today you walked with great Naomi Liya Kebede and others.The time will come when our story will be told and how a young girl from Kakuma Refugee camp became a super model of the world. Thank you @girlmgmt for everything ,you guys are the best,thank you @basemodelagency the Elle Magazine was simply amazing @dimejialara for that master piece in Elle Magazine,thank you @modelsdiscoveri@apmmodels@nallahsangare you rock .Hi guys ,I have more work to do and some more girls from Kakuma Refugee camp are waiting for me .I have place two more girls and waiting for their paper work

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 23: A model walks the runway during the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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