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Aamito Stacie Lagum: From Uganda to the whole world

Meet Africa’s Next Top Model season 1 winner Ugandan model, Aamito Stacie Lagum. | Oliva Harlow

It’s been half a decade since Africa’s Next top Model premiered on our TV screens. Hosted by Oluchi Onweagba, the show saw an array of hopefuls go through the trials and tribulations of being a real life model. The winner of the one and only season we ever had was Aamito Stacie Lagum who’s star continues to rise in the fashion industry. Lets have a look at the work that earns her the Africa’s Next Top Model status.

She opened for Balenciaga back in 2015:

Aamito lagum. Image source: Vogue

Fashion critics were moved by her catwalk presence when she walked for Gucci SS16:

Aamito Lagum. Image source: Tumblr

Theres also a time when she was with Janiece Dilone and Imaan Hammam for Allure magazine, for the diversity issue:

Janiece Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum

She is the model behind the MAC Instagram post that caused a racist outrage “because her lips were too big”. She faced a lot of racist comments and criticism but she spoke out defending herself and her features:

Aamito Lagum. Image source: Tumblr

She has been ranked by Cosmopolitan as one of the top most successful models that has come out of the Top Model franchise:

Aamito Lagum. Image source: Tumblr



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