Adut Akech Bior, a former refugee in Kenya, has purchased a four-bedroom house in the US. The 21-year-old South Sudan-born Australian model announced she acquired the property in Los Angeles for $2.8 million. The house, her fifth property and the first in the US has four bedrooms an open-plan living area, and outdoor space with a pool and spa.
“I did it. I bought my first house in America!” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is too big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world.”
Akech was raised at Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya for eight years before moving to Adelaide, Australia alongside her mother.
She made her name in the Australian beauty industry at the age of 18, having been introduced to modelling in 2017, a few months after graduating from high school in Adelaide
In 2019, CNN described Akech as a globe-trotting supermodel traveling across major global cities including New York. In 2018, she became the second black model to close the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2018 show in Paris, France.
She has also featured in several editions of Vogue Magazine in Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom in addition to appearing in major advertising campaigns in the beauty industry.
“My career as a model makes me a nomad by default. My home is now in multiple places around the world, my life is an arrow constantly pointing forward,” she said.