South Sudanese model Aweng Chuol and fiancée Alexis are officially a married couple. The pair tied the knot weeks after their engagement. Chuol took to social media to announce the news.
Chuol was born in Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana, Kenya, after her family fled South Sudan. At age 7, she moved to Sydney, Australia, with her family. The 21-year old model was first discovered while working the register at a golden arches in Sydney and then again by an agent and friend of a friend and has since been on the fast climb to the top of the fashion world, walking for Vetements, appearing in Vogue Italia, Dazed, and More Or Less, and working campaigns with Jean Paul Gaultier and Burberry. Chuol is currently based in New York and is also a law student and has political aspirations.
"We got married. We had three people in the room with us. And four people at the entire ceremony. It was for us. But wanted to share my happiness with y’all," Aweng posted on Twitter. The ceremony took place on December 12. The wedding will take place in 2021 in Los Angeles.