POPPIN INSTAGRAMS: Adesuwa Aighewi

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Adesuwa Aighewi, the half-Nigerian, half-Chinese model, has one of the best Instagram pages, its edgy its a mixture of rock n roll and high fashion.

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She was discovered on her college campus in Prince George’s County, Maryland, of all places — Aighewi appeared in editorials for Seventeen and Elle as well as a BCBGeneration campaign shot by David Roemer, (she was cast in “by accident,” after an agent spotted her and booked her on the spot).

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Then she took a break to focus on finishing her chemistry degree, before escaping to Los Angeles, where she reawakened her career with an emphasis on commercial modelling work.

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Now 24, Aighewi moved to New York full-time this past January and she’s been appreciating a stable stream of work ever since. On the highs and lows of her career, she had a refreshingly blunt perspective: “It’s been bulls–t until this year,” she said, before explaining that she had been formerly signed to an agency that wasn’t representing her the way she wanted. “They had a vision for me and I didn’t like it at all,” she continued. “They wanted me to get breast implants. I wasn’t getting good jobs. It didn’t work out.”

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Now signed with One Management, Aighewi recently shot editorials for i-D and Nylon as well a soon-to-be-released ad for Tom Ford.

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