In addition to featuring in fashion campaigns for Houses including Chanel, Fendi and Saint Laurent, and being a familiar face in the pages of luxury magazine titles across the globe, the model has also cemented herself as a role model and change-maker. Making her appointment the perfect pairing, Akech says passionate about using her platform to support and represent refugees by working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“Estée Lauder has such an amazing heritage, and the story of Mrs. Estée Lauder continues to be an inspiration to women around the world,” says Akech, “I hope to inspire girls everywhere to never give up on following their dreams.”
Adding a personal note to her announcement on Instagram, Akech also shared: “to now be the representation in the fashion and beauty space I didn’t have growing up means everything to me. My little sisters will now also see their faces in my beauty ads and campaign billboards. Little black girls in South Sudan, Africa and all around the world will now see themselves.”