Model Highlight: Adwoa Aboah

Our Model Highlight goes to Adowa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah is a British fashion model.  Considered to be one of the most photographed people in the world, she has graced the covers of US, Spanish, German, Italian, Mexican, British, and Polish Vogue covers and Time Magazine. Aboah’s parents were fashion industry location scouts and photographers. Her sister Kesewa Aboah is also a model. She has walked for major brands like Fendi, Versus (Versace), Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Fenty x Puma just to name a few. In 2017 she was named British GQ’s “Woman of the Year”!

She is not only a model but an actress. She landed her first Hollywood role in Ghost in the Shell and has performed in numerous short films and videos. Due to her own personal struggles with sobriety, dyslexia, and depression, she created an organization in 2017 called Gurls Talk because she was concerned about the shortage of mental health resources for young women. Aboah suffered from her own struggles with sobriety.  In 2020, during the COVID-19 she created #CreativeTogether to connect people through creativity and combat some of the anxiety surrounding quarantine.

Aboah considers herself as an activist first, and a model second.

Follow her movement on Instagram: @adwoaaboah

Photo Credit: The Guardian, Models.com, The Jewelry Editor

Contributing Writer: Lauren Burford, VP of the Pearls

Model Highlight: Ambar Cristal Zarzuela

Our Model Highlight goes to Ambar Cristal Zarzuela

The 21-year old burst on the scene in 2019. Hailing from El Cercado, San Juan de la Maguana in Santo Domingo, Zarzuela is the first Dominican model to open for Louis Vuitton! Her natural afro was a major part of the show and it remains her signature style today. She was also one of four Afro-Latina to grace the cover of Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America’s September issue. Her most recent editorials include Vogue Japan and Vogue Italy.

She is currently represented by Ossygeno Modeling Agency, Next Model Management Paris, London, New York, and Milan. Fresh in her career, she walked for Versace, Chrusrian Dior,  Moschino, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Michael Kors.

Zarzuela is very appreciative of her opportunities and understand the value of hard work. In an interview she stated, “I come from a very humble family in my country, my mother educated us by selling soft beans in our grapefruit neighborhood. Today I want all young Dominicans to not stop dreaming and to know that everything can be achieved with faith and a lot of work.”(ABC News)

Follow her on Instagram: @ambar_cristalz

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton

Contributing Writer: Lauren Burford, VP of the Pearls