Hot New Model: Ataui Deng

Ataui Deng
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 24, 2008

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This catwalk newcomer bears a striking resemblance to Alek Wek, so it’s no surprise the two are related. The 17-year-old is Alek’s niece and she’s taking the runway by storm.

Here is Ataui in a bold ruched party dress at Zac Posen’s New York runway show in September.

—Tiffany Miller

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Ataui took time away from her high school classes in San Antonio to walk the Proenza Schouler runway. The Sudanese beauty looks stunning in this belted pantsuit and super high heels.

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Ataui stands backstage at the Juan Carlos Obando show at New York fashion week. This one-strapped metallic gown suits her exotic exquisiteness.

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The teen model walks in Sophie Theallet’s all-Black runway show at New York fashion week.

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Ataui takes another strut down the Sophie Theallet runway. Her splendor shines in this simple outfit.

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