The model of the year awards is here and the results are in! The top ranked models from this past year have been released from Models.com’s annual ‘Model of the Year’ awards.
These awards are comprised of 250 voters from top stylists, designers, photographers, and others in the fashion industry that cast their votes for the modeling industry’s current and up and coming stars.
The end of the year ended on a high note with black models taking the top spots!
The ‘Industry Vote’ for the female model of the year category, crowned model Adut Akech with the coveted spot.
Adut is a 19-year-old South Sudanese model who made her FW runway debut as an exclusive in the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer ’17 show. This beauty has walked for some of the biggest names in fashion luxury from Chanel to Dior to Prada.
For the male category, the industry voted Alton Mason as 2018’s Male Model of the Year.
After being discovered on Instagram, Alton made his fashion debut in Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 runway show at Madison Square Garden. He has been cast for highly coveted luxury brands like Gucci’s AW17, Chanel where he made history by becoming the FIST male model in the brands 109-year history.
These models are on the move and paving the way for more diversity along their journey.