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10 pics that prove why Adwoa Aboah is the Model of the Year

December 06, 2017 10:45 IST

The unconventional and freckle-faced Adwoa Aboah is giving top models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber stiff competition!

 

Supermodels like the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella, supermodel-in-the-making Kaia Gerber (who also happens to be supermodel Cindy Crawford's daughter), and activist-model Winnie Harlow were in the race for the Model of the Year title at the British Fashion Awards on December 4. But it was the edgy and unconventional Adwoa Aboah who impressed the British Fashion Council more.

Aboah walked away with the honor that celebrates 'the global impact of a model, male or female, who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry.'

Aboah, as the British Vogue -- which featured her on the cover in November -- pointed out, has had an outstanding year, nabbing lucrative advertising campaigns, walking almost every major runway show, and even appearing in the famous Pirelli calendar.

She is also well recognised for openly talking about mental health issues and her women empowerment network, Gurls Talk. Vogue notes, 'In fact, using her platform to boast a freedom of ideals and a breaking with the norms has helped her evolve into a lodestar to follow.'

 

Scroll down to see why Aboah is the 'Model of the Year'.

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

That bikini body!
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

She is a vision on the runway.
Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

She has given diversity in fashion a massive boost by embracing her freckles...
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

... Even when she is on the cover of magazines (most of which are infamous for aggressive airbrushing).
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

She channels some seriously edgy street swag.
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

And is never apprehensive about pushing boundaries.
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

In fact, she is usually very unsupermodel like...
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

... Often even goofy.
Photograph: Text.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

And has been credited with 'shaking up the model-off-duty uniform'.
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

 

Adwoa Aboah Model of the Year

But she cleans up so well that you just cannot look away.
Photograph: @adwoaaboah/Instagram.

Don't miss: What happened at the British Fashion Awards

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