Ataui Deng Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Feb, 2019
Facts of Ataui Deng
Date of Birth: 1991 , November-3
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: South Sudan
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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Ataui-Deng Hopkins is one of the inspiring Sudanese-American models who won million hearts from her charm and personality. Following her aunt Alek Wek's path, she started her modeling career in 2008 at the age of 17 after signing a contract to Trump Model Management. The model is mainly known for her ramp walks for late L'Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood, and Zac Posen             

Early Life And Career Of Ataui Deng

Ataui Deng was born on 3rd November 1991 in Khartoum in Sudan, under the birth sign Scorpio. She belongs to American-Swedish nationality and is from the Dinka people of South Sudan.  

She at the age of 12 with her parents left South Sudan to San Antonio, Texas one year before the Second Sudanese Civil War came to an end in 2004.

Deng started her career after signing the contract to New York City-based modeling agency, Trump modeling agency. In 2008, she debuted on the New York runways along with Jeremy Laing, L’Wren Scott, Zac Posen, Kai Kuhne, and Proenza Schouler.


The same year, she was filmed by the New York Times photographer Jeremy Kost when she appeared on the Zac Posen show. 

She is also equally focused on her studies and used to skip fashion weeks in Europe in order to finish high school in Texas. 

In 2equallyhe walked for Christian Siriano, African Fashion Collective, Malandrino, and Rosa Cha in New York. She is also featured in Teen Vogue several times, photographed by Arthur Elgort, and also appeared in a cover of Lurve, photographed by Chadwick Tyler.

The following year, Deng modeled for the fall Catherine Malandrino presentation in New York. She also walked the runway for notable designers such as Oscar De La Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Mugler.  

How Much Is Ataui Deng’s Net Worth? 

Deng has earned a considerable amount of money from her work. As of 2019, her exact net worth is not revealed yet, however, looking at her fame and working experience, we assumed it to be in six figures.     

The average salary of the model is $27,830 which ranges from a minimum of $15,960 per year to a maximum of $43,840.    

Ataui Deng’s Personal Life-Why She Went Missing?  

Ataui Deng is dating Grant Monohon. The couple reportedly started dating in 2012, however, unlike other celebrities, she is quite confidential about her personal life especially about her relationship status which is why it is quite difficult to detect whether the pair is still together or not. 

Previously, she was married to Trump model, Kortney William who works as the Style Advisor for Los Angeles Lakers player, Luol Deng, providing him with both personal and business branding.  The former couple split in mid-2012 and is in the process of divorce.    

In 2014, the model was found in a New York City hospital after missing for nearly 10 days. Her missing news triggered many people including pop star, Rihana, she wrote about her on Twitter as well. Furthermore, her boyfriend, Grant Monohon reported about her missing reports stating, she acted irregular before her disappearance.  The reason behind the incident is still a mystery. 

Talking about her personal relationships, Deng shares a good bond with actress Australian Sudanese model Ajak Deng who is often mistaken as her sister. Moreover, she is a niece of the runway model Alek Wek.   

As of 2019, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.   

Body Measurements 

  • Height: Ataui Deng stands 5 feet, and 8 inches tall or 1.78m.
  • Body Measurement: Deng has an attractive body with a measurement of 34-24-35 inches.
  • Age: Deng is aged 27 as of early 2019.       

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