Turkish model and actress who was crowned Miss Turkey 2002 and subsequently Miss World 2002. She also competed in the 2003 British reality series, The Games, where she won a gold medal.
She won the Elite Model of Turkey competition in 1998 and went on to compete for Elite Model of Europe.
She speaks fluent Dutch, Turkish, and English.
She was born in Almelo, Netherlands to Nazim and Ayda Akin. She married Atakan Koru in 2017.
Maria Julia Mantilla was crowned Miss World two years after her.