Alek Wek’s Niece, Model Ataui Deng Missing, Last Seen In New York City

August 18, 2014  |  

The niece of supermodel Alek Wek, Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days. Deng, who also followed in her aunt’s model footsteps, was last seen in the Lower East Side section of New York City. Deng, originally from Sudan, stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and her career took flight in September 2008. She has appeared in numerous fashion magazines and she has walked for designers Zac Posen, Christian Dior and Lanvin.

The Black Girl Project reports via her friend Ajak Deng’s Instagram, if any one finds Deng, please email:

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

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