Saturday, July 24, 2010

B E A U T Y | Angelique "Ajak" Deng




As a 12-year old Ajak and her family were forced to flee from her native country to Kakuma, Kenya due to civil unrest. Kakuma, meaning "nowhere" in Swahili is where Ajak witnessed her mom die from a malaria infection.

Like many unfortunate events, Ajak's were succeeded by great blessings. 
In 2009, Ajak signed to a modeling agency in Australia where her long legs and beautiful features grabbed the attention of New York fashion industry insiders - & she was later signed to IMG in New York, that same year. Rachel Roy, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, John Paul Gaultier, and Chloe are a few names that she's walked for in Paris. 

...can't wait to see more of her.
-xx

2 comments:

Dessinatrice said...

wow, her face is so beautiful! I'm glad you posted this, I found a model to love ;D

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Tierra/aRRe said...

aww I'm glad you love her! ...I adore her features! ...I figured it'd be great to start displaying beauty of all shades and sizes <3