British model and activist, Adwoa Aboah graced the British Vogue magazine cover of Edward Enninful’s first issue as editor in chief. The cover shows Aboah wearing a printed minidress and a turban by Marc Jacobs, and bright blue eyeshadow– in a style reminiscent of the magazine’s older covers. This is not Aboah’s first Vogue magazine cover. The model starred alongside Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner in the magazine’s March 2017 edition.
The model has worked for reputable fashion brands like Chanel and Calvin Klein, and recently nabbed a deal with Marc Jacobs as the new face of the brand’s 2018 beauty line. However, the 25-year-old says that being on the cover of Enninful’s first Vogue issue is “the biggest thing that’s happened in my career”.
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Where do I even begin. Speechless, overwhelmed and grateful. Never in a million years did I think that one day I'd be on the cover of @britishvogue even more so one that marks such a monumental change and a new beginning. Thank you @edward_enninful I'm so very proud of you, you deserve this. Thank you for choosing me to be you're first cover girl. Thank you to #stevenmiesel for the most magical shoot I've ever been on. Mother @patmcgrathreal and @guidopalau for the constant support over the two day shoot and for making me feel like one in a million. To everyone who made this possible, thank you. #newvogue
In addition to taking the fashion industry by storm, Aboah has been incredibly outspoken about her struggles with mental health. In 2015, the former addict attempted suicide and was in a coma for four days. After becoming sober, the model founded Gurls Talk, an online platform dedicated to inspiring discourse around issues like mental and sexual health. 25-year-old won GQ’s 2017 Woman of the Year award for her work in destigmatizing mental health.
Aboah has also been vocal about the fashion industry’s need for diversity and inclusion. She understands the need for representation, and is working actively to inspire women of color to dream big!
The issue comes out today! Grab one on a stand nearby.