Nicely, it generally pays to be well-dressed. And handsome.

After a photographer who stated he was taking snaps of individuals carrying good outfits at a university homecoming put his footage on-line, two of them went viral, resulting in a pupil saying she was supplied a number of modeling contracts.

Based on The Boston Globe, Anok Yai, a 19-year-old sophomore at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State College, was at a homecoming occasion at Howard College in Washington, D.C., when a photographer took her photograph for his Instagram account, theSUNK.

After the photographs had been posted, they rapidly went viral and one in every of them was “appreciated” greater than 11,000 instances by Monday morning.

“My cellphone simply began vibrating quickly for a protracted, very long time,” Yai advised the paper. “At first, I actually thought somebody made a meme of me or one thing.”

Feedback on the photograph urged modeling companies to take the biochemistry pupil on as a shopper. In the meantime, Yai posted one other image from the occasion on her personal Instagram account that garnered about 20,000 likes.

Yai, who grew up in Manchester, N.H., after transferring from Egypt along with her household in 2000, advised the Globe that trend and artwork have all the time her, however doubted she might ever develop into a mannequin.

“It was a dream that I all the time wished, however I wasn’t positive if it was going to occur,” she stated.

“At first, I questioned what everybody was seeing as a result of I didn’t actually see it,” she advised the paper. “Actually, I feel that individuals get so used to seeing themselves that individuals don’t see their very own magnificence as a result of they see it day by day.”

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