Angelique Deng was born in Sudan. At age 12 her family fled Sudan. She lost her mother to malaria at a refugee camp located in Kenya. In 2005 she and her family moved to Australia. She is currently living in Melbourne taking on modeling positions often as a runway model for Louis Vuitton and Lanvin. Ajak once told media that Alex Wek was her inspiration. Watching Alex Wek in runway shows as a teenager, Ajak wanted to become a model. She has certainly reached her goal with numerous modeling gigs.
Her first haute couture show was Valentino. She has admitted to media that she hopes to appear someday in a Gucci or Dolce and Gabbana campaign. For appearances, Ajak is known for her appearance in Vogue Australia in the March 2011 issue. She has also appeared in a Calvin Klein fragrance campaign.
Ajak often appears in shows and her other work wearing designs from Dennis Basso, Jean Paul Gaultier, Naeem Khan, Neiman Marcus, Thom Brown, and Tome.
Ajak has appeared in several publications working as a model including: Another, Arise, Dazed and Confused, Flaunt, French I-D, Interview, IO Donna, Love, Marie Claire Australia, Numero China, Obsession, Oyster; Sport and Style L’Equipe, V, Vogue (Germany, Gigiello, and Italia), and W Magazine.
Ms. Deng often works as a runaway model as well as a model for campaigns, lookbooks, covers, editorials, and videos. She is a rising star around the world for her appealing looks, beautiful body lines, and stunning talent.
Ajak signed with Chic Management when she first started modeling. She is current with IMG and FRM Model Management.
Ajak’s first appearance was in March 2009 as part of the Australia Fashion Week show. In that same month The Age featured Ajak’s life story. This seems to have led with a deal to sign with IMG in New York. By September 2009 she debuted in New York at Michael Angel’s show as well as walking for Arise African, Dennis basso, Brain Reyes, and Sophie Theallet.
In less than a year her modeling career rose to new heights by becoming one of the faces of Benetton.
During February 2010, Ajak was walking the fall shows for Reed Krakoff, Isaac Mizrahi, Maeem Khan, Rachel Roy, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Throughout the year she conducted appearances for Interview, a breakthrough runway show for Maison Martin Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givency, Chloe, and Lanvin shows in Paris. She continued working in Paris and New York for the year, with an open and close for Matthew Ames spring show.
In 2011, Ajak closed the Topshop fall show in London as well as had a featured cover shot for the pre-spring i-D magazine. She appeared in the all-black editorial for Vogue Italy as well as on the fall cover of French Revue de Modes.