Atong Arjok

Atong Arjok

Arjok is a Sudanese American model born in California in 5 October 1985. She was first discovered in Los Angeles but moved to New York so that she can be more involved in the industry. Arjok is considered to be one of the top Nubian models and black models to enter the fashion world since popular model, Alek Wek. She is known for her long legs and her beauty has often been compared to Alek Wek’s. She has walked the runway for renowned Designers such as Luca Luca, Phillip Lim, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Sass Bide, Custo Barcelona, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Lacoste, Heatherette. She appeared in Vogue Italia and was photographed by Steven Klein, Michael Thompson for Allure, Glamour, Trace, Teen Vogue, and Russian Vogue. Arjon has appeared in national ad campaigns for Patricia Fields for Destination Style New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, John Varvatos for Converse, Diesel, Catherine Malandrino, Behnaz Sarafpour for Target, I.N.C. She was photographed by Greg Kadel and photographed for cosmetics ad campaigns for Estée Lauder Prescriptives and Sephora. In 2008, she appeared in a two 30 second commercials and received a spot for Target, featuring designers Milla Jovovich, Carmen Hawk and Old Navy.

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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