Friday, January 13, 2017

Ajak Deng - Supermodel Ajak Deng slays in a series of fierce and dramatic bathroom selfies while wearing only a towel

She is one of Australia's hottest exports, modelling for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Marc Jacobs.

And in a series of candid selfies shared to Instagram on Tuesday, it's easy to see why Ajak Deng continues to take the fashion world by storm.
The 27-year-old looks stunning as she poses wearing just a towel in a series of spur of the moment mirror selfies.

Ajak was born in South Sudan but fled the country aged 12, her mother sadly perishing from Malaria in a Kenyan refugee camp.
The rest of the family made it to Australia in 2005 when Ajak was 15 years old.
The striking beauty was discovered while still in high school and signed to FRM Model Management in 2008.

She made headlines in February last year by declaring her plans to quit modelling over her frustration with the industry.
Ajak made the revelation in a post shared to Instagram, writing 'I am happy to announce that I am officially done with the fashion industry, I will be moving back to Australia in order to live the life that I fully deserved. Which is real life.'
'I can no longer deal with the fakes and the lies,' Ajak added.

'My life is too short for this dramatic life.'
The supermodel had previously taken to social media to vent her frustrations over racism in the industry, claiming in 2014 she was kicked out of Balmain for being black in a since-deleted tweet.
Her manager Stephen Bucknall backed Ajak's frustrations, telling The Herald Sun Ausralian brands were more willing to book caucasian models.

'The budgets probably aren’t big enough for (Deng), because she’s a big money earner, but they will spend the money on a Miranda Kerr or a Jess Hart,' he said.
 'They’ll book the big caucasian girls, spend the big dollars, and fly them in from LA, but I’m yet to see them book a dark skinned girl in that way.'
But a week later Ajak vowed to stay in the modelling game and fight for wider acceptance of darker-skinned models in the fashion industry.

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