This story was originally published on August 18: Sudanese beauty Ataui Deng Hopkins, who has worked for the likes of Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, and Harper's Bazaar, has been missing since August 6 according to a post on Instagram from
The 6-foot-1, 110-pound model, who is also the niece of model Alek Wek, was last seen leaving 251 West 48th Street, the location of two nightclubs, XVI Lounge and The Attic, The Village Voice reports. Friends claim they saw Deng at the latter, where she was attending an event for Major Model Management. She was reported missing by her boyfriend, Grant Monohon, on August 16.
Anyone with information regarding Deng's whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, or NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or text TIP577 to the number 274637. All calls are confidential.
ETA: We’ve corrected our statement that called Ajak Deng Ataui's aunt, thanks to some commenters who pointed this out.