Name: Ataui Deng

Age: 18

Height: 5’11″

Measurements: 32-24-34

Agency: Trump

Where We’ve Seen Her: She has worked the runways of L’Wren Scott, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and more. Magazines like Teen Vogue and V have also casted her in breath-taking spreads.

Why We Love Her: She’s a survivor. In 2002 Ataui’s family fled the violence in Sudan. They then briefly lived in Egypt before moving to San Antonio in 2004.

Random Fact: She’s supermodel Alek Wek’s niece!

Her Words:

“Dark-skin toned girls who are younger than me write me [saying] how they feel comfortable with themselves because of what I’m doing. That makes me happy because I understand where they’re coming from. That’s another reason why I’m doing [modeling].” (to “Ataui Deng: From Sudan to Fashion Week”)

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