Lillyan Peter is a native of South Sudan before the referendum in 2011. Her family came to the United States in 2003. She finished high school and went on to obtain a B.S. in Biology in Washington, DC. She is currently working as both a clinical researcher and model, as well as being a wife. She enjoys giving back to the community by donating her time or helping hands. Because of others in the community, she is where she is today, and she wants to pay it forward.