There is more to savor in the May 2019 issue of Vogue Italia than Anok’s cover story, hurry reader, it’s waiting there for you… . That’s right, there is a 10-page, single-girl story starring Ugbad Abdi photographed in East Africa, Tanzania to be precise. Photographed by Viviane Sassen and styled by Vanessa Reid, this editorial gives readers a first glimpse of Ugbad back on the continent of her birth. The story exclusively features clothing by MaxMara, which truth be told looks at its absolute best in the sunlight of the savannah. Take a moment, though and recount this model’s humble beginnings as a refugee from war torn Somalia, roughly in the same patch of earth just other side of Kenya, and now see in her the pages of Italian Vogue. So much to savor to savor about Ugbad, truly.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia Nº825 May 2019; Title, “Ugbad in Tanzania”; Photography, Viviane Sassen; Styling, Vanessa Reid; Hair and makeup, Irena Ruben at House of Orange using Chanel.

Ugbad Abdi | Vogue Italia May 2019 (Photography: Viviane Sassen)

Ugbad Abdi | Vogue Italia May 2019 (Photography: Viviane Sassen)