Born and raised in Cairo, Anok Yai is an Egyptian born American model, known for her captivating look in the fashion shows. She is the first Sudanese model to appear on the Prada show and the second black model to appear on the show after Naomi Campbell. Currently, she is one of the Top 50 models listed by models.com.
The American model was born on December 20, 1997, in Cairo Egypt. She was born to African parents. Her mother is a nurse while the father is an employee of Easterseals, an American non-profitable organization. As for siblings, she has a sister Alim who is her financial consultant and manager.
Yai belongs to American nationality and African by ethnicity. Her birth sign is Sagittarius. She is the descendant of Sudanese ancestry.
As for academic qualification, she completed her high school course from Manchester High School West. Later, she enrolled at Plymouth State University to study biochemistry.
Speaking about her relationship, the American model is single as of July 2019. There are no rumors or information regarding her past and present affairs.
Anok is focusing on building her career as a model and not interested in a relationship for the time being. She is busy traveling around the world for different projects. So her private life is shrouded in mystery.
According to a few online sources, the 21-year-old model has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3.4 million as of 2019. It’s been just two years of her professional career and to earn that much of huge wealth is rarely seen in life.
Moreover, Yai is at the peak of her career and with the number of increasing project, we hope her net worth grows. In addition, the average salary of a new model is around $45k and as an established model, Anok must have a high wage for her work. The main source of her earnings is from model and various endeavors.
The career of the american model started in an interesting way. When she was at Howard University in October 2017 for homecoming week, a professional photographer Steven Hall took a couple of her photos. Looking at her charming look, he uploaded her picture on his Instagram which quickly went viral.
Following then, Yai was approached by many modeling agencies. Eventually, she signed the contract with New York-based Next Model Management which called her for many weeks.
In four months of her modeling career, she became the first Sudanese model to appear on the Prada fashion show. Her popularity soared to the top since then. Additionally, Vogue inviter her to taking photographs for the cover.
Anok worked alongside popular Victoria’s model like Vittoria Ceretti and Gigi Hadid. She has appeared in several magazines including AnOther, and DAZED. During an interview with Vogue, she said
"It was an honor and I'm proud that I was the one chosen to open, but this is bigger than me. Me opening for one of the top fashion houses is a statement to the world - especially for black women - that their beauty is something that deserves to be celebrated."
Likewise, she came the spokesmodel for the international brand Estee Lauder in July 2018.
Anok Yai is an Egyptian born American model who came into limelight when her picture of Howard University’s homecoming week went viral on the internet.
Anok Yai is 21 years old as of August 2019.
Anok Yai is 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters tall.
As of 2019, Anok Yai has a net worth of $3.4 million.