19-Year-Old Student From Egypt Offered Modeling Contracts After Photos Taken at College Homecoming Go Viral

Well, it sometimes pays to be well-dressed. And good-looking.

After a photographer who said he was taking snaps of people wearing nice outfits at a college homecoming put his pictures online, two of them went viral, leading to a student saying she was offered several modeling contracts.

According to The Boston Globe, Anok Yai, a 19-year-old sophomore at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University, was at a homecoming event at Howard University in Washington, D.C., when a photographer took her photo for his Instagram account, theSUNK.

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

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After the pictures were posted, they quickly went viral and one of them was “liked” more than 11,000 times by Monday morning.

“My phone just started vibrating rapidly for a long, long time,” Yai told the paper. “At first, I honestly thought someone made a meme of me or something.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Matthew Diebel