Ana bi rahib be nas kulu wa kaman jamilat bi ta alam wa nas bita malka jamal bita alam
Modong was born in Juba, splitting her time growing up between Juba and Uganda. Describing herself as “humble, a good listener and a hardworking young lady”, Modong has aspirations of becoming a doctor and opening a children’s home. Her hobbies include playing netball, listening to gospel music and her talents include singing. Her personal motto is “Do what you love and love what you do, there is treasure in every challenge and there is no limit to life”
In Her Own Words...
"My name is Modong Manuela Mogga. I am 21 years old joining Medical school this year. I like to sing, play basketball, netball and listen to music. I am a first born of four beautiful girls, lucky to have both parents so loving, caring and very supportive.
I come from South Sudan, a land of beauty and resources, of very amazing, hard working, and beautiful people with diverse cultures. I enjoy doing charity work whenever opportunity comes to do so, because I believe everyone has a purpose and they can achieve it only if they trust themselves, love what they do and do what they love… And remember, in every challenge there is a treasure and there is no limit to life.
A simple but elegant gown made of orange lace and black satin. The long gown features a round neck, short sleeves and is of a mermaid style.
Mary Nyanut von Habsburg-Lothringen started Nile Style in 2007 as her vision for a new, energised country. She has led the South Sudanese fashion industry. She has designed exciting outfits with a fusion of African and Western-inspired colours and shapes, as well as materials.
Her work has been showcased in South Sudan and East Africa, including at African Fashion Fair in 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya.
She has helped to spearhead the fashion industry in a brand new country under very challenging circumstances and continues to inspire young designers to follow in her footsteps.