19-year-old college student Anok Yai went viral after a photographer took her picture at Howard University homecoming..Now, the South Sudanese student has been inundated with modelling offers.
The photos were posted on the Instagram account theSUNK and have since been liked over 12,000 times. The Plymouth State University student told The Boston Globe she didn’t know what to expect when her photos first went viral. “My phone just started vibrating rapidly for a long, long time,” she told the Globe. “At first, I honestly thought someone made a meme of me or something.” Yai says she’s heard from three modeling agencies so far, which is more than she ever expected. “It was a dream that I always wanted, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen,” she said
Though it’s unclear what she will do next, Yai told Yahoo Lifestyle that she’s taking her time to make the decision that’s right for her. “I’ve had a few offers here and there,” she told Yahoo. “But I’m keeping my options open for now, before I make a decision on who I want to commit to.”