We have covered a lot of stories in which people have become popular overnight but in all of those stories, the protagonists at least knew they had become popular. The leading lady of today’s story, Nanga Awasum, did not even know that she had gotten popular until she was approached by two unknown ladies who recognized her.
Does that pique your interest, dear readers? Well then read this Nanga Awasum Wiki below. We have the full story of Nanga Awasum’s overnight popularity, as well as her height, ethnicity, age, boyfriend, etc.
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Her Story: How Did She Go Viral?
On 16 July 2021, Nanga Awasum was walking on the streets of New York City when she had an encounter with the famous supermodel Gigi Hadid, although Nanga did not know about this at that time. Gigi Hadid was impressed by Nanga’s dress and clicked a photo of her and shared it on her Instagram with the captions “Shoutout to my NYC inspiration of the day: this queen. Was too drooling to get a pic of the front, but she was major.”
Nanga only found out about the photo and the Instagram post after a couple of strangers in Zara recognized her from Gigi’s Instagram and approached her. Only then did Nanga found out that she had become viral. Later, she tweeted “It’s the way @GiGiHadid would have changed my entire life if I was only facing the right way.”
And then, a perfect finish to the incredible saga, Gigi retweeted saying, “You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiig love Nanga !” And all that social media exposure made her not only famous among the fans but also earned her more and more gigs. Soon after, she also found out that a couple of agencies were looking to represent her.
Nanga Awasum Age, Birthday
According to one of Nanga’s Tweets, her birthday was on 29 June. And she was born in the year 1998. Meaning, she was born on 29 June 1998 and as of 18 July 2021, Nanga Awasum was 23 years of age. Also, because her birthday falls on 29 June, her zodiac sign was Cancer.
Nanga Awasum Ethnicity, Nationality
Nanga Awasum was born in Silver Spring, Maryland to a family of Ethiopian ethnicity. Her name is also of Ethiopian origin and is pronounced “NAHN-guh uh-WAH-sem”. Her nationality is American. We do not know the names of her parents. However, both of her parents seemed really close to her. They were featured quite often on Nanga’s Instagram. Her father is a pastor.
Nanga probably has some siblings. In 2017, she tweeted, “I have siblings but they aren’t really siblings”. We do not know what to make of that statement. There was another Instagram post that mentioned a sister who was married recently.
Her Instagram, Twitter
Nanga Awasum had a huge following on Instagram and Twitter. Her following must have increased after all the Gigi Hadid saga and will probably continue increasing. As of July 2021, Nanga had 28.5k followers on her Twitter account @selfiedump. And on her Instagram @nangs.online, she had 21.9k followers.
She was also present on Facebook as Nanga Awasum.
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Nanga Awasum Height
Nanga Awasum is a very tall woman, perfect to be a model, and she stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Apart from her tall height, Nanga’s other physique measurements were 22-inch waist, 33-inch hips, and quite a voluptuous chest.
Nanga Awasum Job, Net Worth
Nanga Awasum went to Damascus High School for her high school education. After graduating from high school in 2016, she joined Morgan State University for her college education. As of 2021, she was yet to graduate but she was studying women, gender, and sexuality studies there.
Talking about her job, Nanga Awasum is a professional model. And in October 2019, she had signed with her dream model agency, Wilhelmina New York. She also lived in Manhattan in New York.
And according to most financial sources, a model in New York City working for Wilhelmina could earn $188 per hour on average. Nanga must be earning around that mark. Also, as of July 2021, Nanga’s net worth was around $350 thousand.
Does Nanga Awasum Have A Boyfriend?
Yes, she had a boyfriend in 2021. Nanga Awasum was still dating Jesse, who is also a model and was present on Instagram as @_sourbis. Similarly, on Twitter, he was present as @buttersourness. We could not find the actual full name of the guy.
Jesse first appeared on Nanga’s Instagram about a year ago, in July 2020. Since then, Jesse and Nanga have been frequent features on each other’s social media. They seemed to be having a good time together.
Nanga had mentioned somewhere on her Twitter that Jesse was the first guy who was taller than her because she did not “like looking up to nobody”. Also, Jesse is white and when fans asked her what it was like dating a white guy, she answered with a meme that seems to suggest that he did not mind making her “arugula salad”.
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