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College Student Lands Modeling Deal After Instagram Photo Goes Viral

A photo of a college student that went viral on social media is bringing her dreams of becoming a model closer to reality.

Anok Yai grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is a sophomore at Plymouth State University. The Boston Globe reports that a photographer took a photo of her for his Instagram account a few days ago while she was at a homecoming event at Howard University in Washington. The photographer said he was taking photos of people with nice outfits. The photo had been viewed more than 10,000 times by Sunday, and Yai said last week she has heard from three modeling agencies.

The biochemistry student says she has always been interested in fashion and art, but modeling was a dream she thought would never happen.

Saw her right at the end of Yardfest. Stunning @anokyai #huhc #huhomecoming #theyard #fro #curlyhair #darkskin #sudanese

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