Sudanese-Australian model Ajak Deng has walked for Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Givenchy and Lanvin, in New York and Paris since her Melbourne Spring Fashion Week debut in 2008.
At age 12, violence forced Ajak and her family to flee Sudan for Australia where, inspired by fellow Sudanese Model Alek Wek Deng began building her modeling career.
In March 2010 walked for Lanvin, Givenchy, Chloe, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Ajak Deng, 19, was one of the breakout stars of the SS10 Paris shows, booking Chloe, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Lanvin. An array of editorials has followed -- most notably, Interview with Mikael Jansson and V with Amy Troost.
Look out for Ajak in the upcoming Fall 2010 Topshop campaign shot by Josh Olins. Born in the Sudan, Ajak now calls Melbourne, Australia home. (from IMG Models newsletter, July 2010)