Adwoa Aboah Best Known For Being one of the most critically acclaimed young British models. She has posed for a number of high profile magazines including British Vogue and Italian Vogue. Being cast in the endorsement campaign for Calvin Klein in 2015.
Born Name: Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah
Occupation: Model, Actress, and Activist
Born: May 18, 1992, 29 years and 2 months, London, England
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Hair Color: Red-Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 32-24-36 in / 81-61-91 cm
Bra size: 32B
Adwoa Aboah went to the Millfield Boarding School.
Post that, she got enrolled at the Brunel University in London. She graduated from the university with an undergraduate BA degree in Modern Drama in 2013.
Father – Charles Aboah
Mother – Camilla Lowther (Started premier fashion management firm CLM)
Siblings – Kesewa Aboah (Sister)
In December 2017 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue. She has also been on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland, and i-D.
In 2017, the fashion industry voted her as Model of the Year for models.com.
Adwoa Aboah was born in Westminster, London, England, to Charles Aboah and Camilla Lowther. The Lowther family, headed by the Earl of Lonsdale, are members of the British nobility. Aboah’s maternal great-grandfather was Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther. Her father was born and raised in Ghana, and emigrated to England. Adwoa means “born on Monday” (she was born on a Monday).
Both Aboah’s parents are involved in the fashion industry, as a location scout and photography agent respectively. Her sister Kesewa is also a model. Educated at Millfield, Aboah later graduated from Brunel University in 2013, with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Drama.
Aboah has modeled for Calvin Klein, Fendi, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Theory, H&M, Aldo, Versus (Versace), Topshop, Fenty x Puma, Kenzo, Simone Rocha, and Erdem among others.
She was previously signed to The Lions but sued the agency for damages after they allegedly withheld $190,000 of her earnings.
Aboah has an organisation for young women called Gurls Talk.
She played Lia in the 2017 Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.
She was featured in a 2018 commercial for Revlon’s PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation. Aboah was named British GQ’s ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2017.
Currently, she is on the list of top 50 female models by models.com.
She was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
She is also a British Vogue contributing editor.
Aboah has suffered from depression and drug addiction and is now sober. She self-medicated with drugs from a young age due to depression. She attempted suicide by overdose in 2015 at a rehab centre in London, which resulted in a four-day coma before recovering in a psychiatric hospital.
Abwoa Aboah is represented by –
DNA Model Management – New York
The Lions – New York
The Lions – Los Angeles
VIVA Model Management – Paris
VIVA Model Management – Barcelona
TESS Management – London
On her father’s side, she has Ghanaian ancestry, while, on her mother’s side, she has British ancestry.
Adwoa Aboah has done modeling work for the following brands –
DKNY Alexander Wang
Fenty x Puma
In 2011, she made her theatrical film debut in one of the leading roles in the mystery drama movie, To Get Her.
Adwoa Aboah Facts
She was first scouted when she was 16 years old. She had participated in a school fashion show but at that time, she wasn’t interested, so she turned down the opportunity to kickstart her modeling career.
When she was 17 years old, she decided to get into modeling so that she could earn some extra money and achieve financial independence.
In 2011, she made her catwalk debut for Giles Deacon at the Spring Summer fashion show.
She is the founder of the Gurls Talk, a non-profit organization that works to educate girls about eating disorders, addiction, and mental health.
In 2017, the British GQ declared her as the Woman of the Year in recognition of her achievements as a model and her contributions to the society as an activist.
At the end of 2017, it was announced that she has been appointed as a contributing editor by British Vogue and she would be making her debut in a January 2018 issue.
She has battled drug addiction problem and overdosed on two occasions after a stint in the rehab with the second addiction being deliberate.
She first smoked a spliff on her 14th birthday eve. And, on her 15th birthday, she went to Glastonbury festival and took ecstasy, which was followed soon by cocaine use.
When she was 21 years old, she went on a severe drug binge, which prompted her parents to put her in Cottonwood Tucson rehab center in Arizona.
Adwoa has been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder, which served as a catalyst for her suicide attempt in October 2015 involving drug overdose. She was in a coma for 4 days.
She has managed to overcome her drug struggles and has managed to remain sober.