Ataui Deng

Ataui Deng

Born in Khartoum, Deng is a Sudanese-American fashion model. She’s a niece of Sudanese-British fashion model, Alek Wek. Together with her family, she moved to the United States (San Antonio, Texas) in 2004. Just four years later, her modeling career started when she signed a contract with Trump Model in New York. Since then she walked the catwalk for renowned names such as Zac Posen, Lacoste, Christian Dior and John Galliano. In 2010, she closed the S/S 11 Lanvin show in Paris, alongside Ajak Deng, Jeneil Williams, Melodie Monrose, and Jourdan Dunn. She also appeared in magazines such as Teen Vogue, V Magazine, and appeared on the cover of French Revue de Mode. Furthermore, she was shot for campaigns by fashion brands Kenzo and Benetton, among others. She’s currently signed with Trump Models in New York, and with Elite Models in Paris and Milan.

Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog ( who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉


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