Azra Akın

Ranked #39 on the list Most Famous Models from Turkey

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About Azra Akın

Azra Akın (born 8 December 1981) is a Dutch born Turkish model and actress. She is a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2002 and Miss Turkey 2002. Akın was born in Almelo, Netherlands to Turkish parents. Akın's father (Nazım) and mother (Ayda) emigrated from Turkey to the Netherlands in 1971. Akın has one younger sister called Doruk. In 1998, at the age of 17, Akın was selected Elite Model of Turkey; she then participated in the Europe Elite Model competition in Nice, France where she was in the final 15. Akın continued modelling in Germany for the German catalogue Otto. In 2002, Akın won Star TV's Miss Turkey. Thus, she represented Turkey in the Miss World beauty pageant which was held on December 7, 2002 at Alexandra Palace, London, which she also won. Akin accepted the tiara and $156,000 prize from the previous year's winner Agbani Darego. During her reign, Akın travelled to the United Kingdom, Turkey, the United States, New Zealand, Ireland, Jamaica, Australia, China and many more countries. In 2003, Akın won a gold medal when she participated in the British reality TV show The Games. In 2004, Akın modelled for the postcards of the Eurovision Song Contest

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