Lupita Nyong’o has finally met her look alike. Yes, South Sudanese model Adut Akech has constantly been compared to the Kenyan actress in numerous internet forums.
The two finally had a chance to meet. Where, you might ask? At the recent MET gala. Lupita posted an image of the two together on her Instagram page. She wrote:
They say we look alike. I would have to agree. And I am flattered that this beauty gets confused for me. But model @AdutAkech is in a class and path of her own. I feel a swell of pride and a rush of giddiness every time I see her strut down a runway or cover another powerful brand campaign or magazine. Adut, you are unstoppable and I am cheering on the sidelines for you! My #WomanCrushWednesday #AdutAkech. #Doppelganger#SpotTheDifferencesAndMemorizeThem
Some comments from some of her followers are below:
lu.d.y: #africanbeauty ❤️
girlsaboutpeckham: New Disney Ladies ✊❤️✊❤️✊❤️ especially with those afros combs in your fro
mai_niki: Finally!!!!, I’ve been waiting for a picture of you 2 together. Absolutely beautiful.
ndim_unomonde: I see it❤
alannamalta: Oh my God, you guys are gorgeous and you really look alike
opila_haircare: You make black hair look cool ❤️
george.mwangangi: You both look amazing !
For those of you who don’t know who Adet is, she is a supermodel who was born in South Sudan in 1999 but was raised in Kakuma, Kenya.
She moved away to Adelaide, Australia when she was 7 years old along with her mother as South Sudanese refugees.
Akech has five siblings. Akech is known in Adelaide as “Mary”, as Australian teachers were unable to pronounce her name.
Akech made her fashion week runway debut as an exclusive in the Saint Laurent S/S 17 show and went on to close both their F/W 17 and S/S 18 shows as an exclusive.
In 2018, she was chosen as “Model of the Year” by models.com.
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