Adwoa Aboah

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Adwoa Aboah
Adwoa Aboah Big Sister Episode 2.jpg
Aboah for Love magazine in 2017
Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah

(1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 27)
Alma materBrunel University
Parent(s)Charles Aboah
Camilla Lowther
RelativesKesewa Aboah (sister)
Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther (grandfather)
Matilda Lowther (2nd cousin)
Modeling information
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair colorRed-brown
Eye colorBrown

Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah[2][3] (born 18 May 1992) is a British fashion model. In December 2017 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue.[4] She has also been on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland, and i-D.[5][6][7] In 2017, the fashion industry voted her as Model of the Year for[8]

Early life and family[edit]

Adwoa Aboah was born in Westminster, London, England, to Charles Aboah and Camilla Lowther.[9] Adwoa means "born on Monday" (she was born on a Monday).[10] The Lowther family, headed by mthe Earl of Lonsdale, are members of the British nobility. Aboah's maternal great-grandfather was Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther. Aboah is a second cousin of Matilda Lowther.[11] Her granduncle was James Lowther, 7th Earl of Lonsdale.[9] Her father was born and raised in Ghana, and emigrated to England.[12]

Both Aboah's parents are involved in the fashion industry, as a location scout and photography agent respectively.[13][14][15] Her sister Kesewa Aboah is also a model. Educated at Millfield, Aboah later graduated from Brunel University in 2013, with a bachelor's degree in Modern Drama.[16]


Adwoa Aboah on noughties fashion, Jeremy Scott and LA - LOVE 2017

Aboah has modeled for Calvin Klein, Fendi,[17] DKNY, Alexander Wang,[18] Theory, H&M,[19] Aldo,[20] Versus (Versace), Topshop,[21] Fenty x Puma,[22] Kenzo, Simone Rocha, and Erdem among others.[23][24][25][26][27][28]

She was previously signed to The Lions but sued the agency for damages after they allegedly withheld $190,000 of her earnings.[29]

Aboah has an organisation for young women called Gurls Talk.[30][31][32]

She played Lia in the 2017 Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.[33]

She was featured in a 2018 commercial for Revlon's PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation.[34] Aboah was named British GQ's 'Woman of the Year' for 2017.[35]

Currently, she is on the list of top 50 female models by [36]

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.[37] She is also a British Vogue contributing editor.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Aboah has suffered from depression and drug addiction and is now sober.[39][40] She self-medicated with drugs from a young age due to depression.[39] 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.[40]


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  9. ^ a b "Woman with great literary mind". Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. 11 January 2003. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Adwoa Aboah, Hailey Baldwin, Dilone And More... The Topshop Models Told Us What Their Names Mean To Them". Topshop. 18 September 2017.
  11. ^ "MATILDA LOWTHER". 5eleven Magazine. Industry wise I admire my cousin Adwoa Aboah for being a badass and speaking up about what she believes in.
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  14. ^ Staff, WWD (2002-12-03). "Location, Location, Location". WWD. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
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  16. ^ "Adwoa Aboah opens up about feeling unattractive, drug addiction and her new mental health project". Evening Standard.
  17. ^ "The Cultish Backstage Product Behind Fendi's Cool Girl Hair". Vogue. Archived from the original on 2017-03-19. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
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  22. ^ "A Look at Rihanna's Fenty for Puma Collection". The New York Times. 2016-09-28. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  23. ^ "Kendall Jenner Calvin Klein Spring 2016 Campaign". Fashion Gone Rogue. 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
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  25. ^ "Adwoa Aboah (top) in the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2016-17 Advertising Campaign". Yahoo. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
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  27. ^ "Simone Rocha Proves the Runway Has No Age Limit". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  28. ^ Bennett, Elizabeth. "Meet The Model Of The Moment: Adwoa Aboah". Grazia. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  29. ^ "Adwoa Aboah Sues Modeling Agency Claiming She Wasn't Paid Nearly $190,000". Teen Vogue.
  30. ^ "About". Gurls Talk. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  31. ^ "Adwoa Aboah Is the Fashion Activist Our Industry Needs". ELLE. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  32. ^ "Why Model Adwoa Aboah Has Girls Talking". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  33. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Get a Moody First Look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell". HWD. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  34. ^ revlon (12 February 2018). "Look Picture Perfect with Revlon's PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation - Revlon" – via YouTube.
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  38. ^ "Adwoa Aboah Debuts Column in British Vogue's January 2018 Issue". Teen Vogue.
  39. ^ a b Dazed (2016-04-27). "Model Adwoa Aboah discusses battle with depression and drugs". Dazed. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  40. ^ a b "Vogue Cover Model Opens Up About Drug Addiction And Suicide Attempt". The Huffington Post. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2017-03-19.

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