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 26)
Alma materBrunel University
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Hair colorRed-brown
Eye colorBrown

Adwoa Caitlin Maria Aboah[3][4] (born 18 May 1992) is a British fashion model. In December 2017 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue.[5] She has also been on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland, and i-D.[6][7][8] In 2017, the fashion industry voted her as Model of the Year for[9]

Early life[edit]

Adwoa Aboah was born in Westminster, London, England, to Charles Aboah and Camilla Lowther.[10] 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.[11] Adwoa means "born on Monday" (she was born on a Monday).[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 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]

Aboah has an organisation for young women called Gurls Talk.[29][30][31]

She played Lia in the 2017 Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.[32]

She was featured in a 2018 commercial for Revlon's PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation.[33] Aboah was named British GQ's 'Woman of the Year' for 2017.[34]

Currently, she is on the list of top 50 female models by [35]

Personal life[edit]

Aboah has suffered from depression and drug addiction and is now sober.[36][37] She self-medicated with drugs from a young age due to depression.[36] 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.[37]


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  10. ^ "Woman with great literary mind". Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. 11 January 2003. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Adwoa Aboah felt "emotional" returning to Ghana for new Burberry campaign - IOL Lifestyle".
  12. ^ "Adwoa Aboah, Hailey Baldwin, Dilone And More... The Topshop Models Told Us What Their Names Mean To Them". Topshop. 18 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Camilla Lowther | #BoF500 | The Business of Fashion". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  14. ^ Staff, WWD (2002-12-03). "Location, Location, Location". WWD. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
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  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. ^ "About". Gurls Talk. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  30. ^ "Adwoa Aboah Is the Fashion Activist Our Industry Needs". ELLE. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  31. ^ "Why Model Adwoa Aboah Has Girls Talking". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  32. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Get a Moody First Look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell". HWD. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  33. ^ revlon (12 February 2018). "Look Picture Perfect with Revlon's PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation - Revlon" – via YouTube.
  34. ^ Heaf, Jonathan. "Adwoa Aboah: 'We've broken the ice, now it's about continuing to speak up – loudly'".
  35. ^ "Adwoa Aboah - Model". Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  36. ^ a b Dazed (2016-04-27). "Model Adwoa Aboah discusses battle with depression and drugs". Dazed. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  37. ^ 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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