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Model Adwoa Aboah Strips Down for Allure's New Issue

Model Adwoa Aboah Strips Down for Allure's New Issue

Model, advocate, and activist Adwoa Aboah is on the cover of Allure magazine’s new issue, on newsstands March 27.

Here’s what the 25-year-old had to share with the mag:

On thinking she couldn’t be a model: “There were certain friends of my mom and dad’s who said I could model, blah, blah, blah, but I was insecure…. I don’t think I was confident enough, and I don’t think there was a space within the industry for somebody who looked like me. I worked; I did odd jobs. There were times I had money and times I didn’t. It was up and down.”

On social media being potentially toxic: “It’s mental. It’s detrimental to everyone. Who is more successful, or rich, or beautiful— you’ll always be able to pick it out. Why didn’t I go to that party? You didn’t want to go in the first place. I try not to spend a lot of time on it.”

On how her struggles with addiction inspired her to create Gurls Talk: “If I had somewhere I felt safe enough to talk about the things going on in my life, whether they be small or big, I don’t think I would have bottled up everything so much and had it fall to pieces during 2014.”

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Photos: Daniel Jackson for Allure
Posted to: Adwoa Aboah, Magazine

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