Model opens new agency

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

AYOR Makur Chuot was just three when her fa­ther was killed in a hail of ma­chine­gun bul­lets in her fam­ily vil­lage in South Su­dan.

The next year her mother walked for a year to reach a refugee camp in Kenya.

Now, 12 years af­ter she ar­rived in Perth as a teenage refugee, Chuot is mak­ing the move from suc­cess­ful model to busi­ness­woman.

The 28-year-old is set to open the doors of her agency, Ayor Model Man­age­ment.

With 20 models al­ready un­der her guid­ance, Chuot is ex­cited to share her in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence with some of Perth’s fresh­est faces. “It has al­ways been my dream to man­age and train as­pir­ing models,” she said.

“I have come across so many po­ten­tial models who could eas­ily break into in­dus­try, but have not had the right sup­port to ex­cel.”

Chuot re­lo­cated to Perth in 2005. Four years later she signed with Scene Model Man­age­ment and has walked in New York Fash­ion Week and ap­peared in Marie Claire,

Vogue and Elle. “The agency will be open to models of all cul­tural and eth­nic back­grounds,” she said. Full story: See STM

Ayor Makur Chuot (cen­tre) with models (from left) Nya­long, Ngor, Alice, Mercy, Carl and Mon­ica. Pic­ture: Justin Ben­son-Cooper

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.