South Sudanese Dinka girl and fashion supermodel
Ataui Deng who is of Dinka parentage was born in November 11 at Khartoum in Sudan. Together with her family she moved to the United States (San Antonio Texas) in 2004, just one year before the Sudanese civil war came to an end.
Young Ataui Deng
After staying in US for just four years and schooling; she later opted for modelling career. Within a short time her vital statistics made a break for her as she signed a contract with Trump Model in New York.
Ataui Deng: doing a little dance. courtesy http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/09/gif-bag-ataui-deng-does-a-little-dance.html
Ataui Deng, ever-green
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.
Beautiful Ataui Deng, the pride of Dinka people of South Sudan
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.
Atau Deng. courtesy talkingwithtami.com
She's currently signed with Trump Models in New York, and with Elite Models in Paris and Milan. Ataui dont believe in skin toning and wearing make-ups. she told one fashion reporter "I normally do not wear makeup unless I’m working. I drink lots of water and I like to use African shea butter. I don’t carry a makeup bag, sorry."
Beautiful smile! Ataui
Ataui Deng and her pal Ajak Deng