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Early Life
Atong Arjok is an America-Sudanese model who was born on 5 October 1985 in California.  She was first discovered in Los Angeles.  Arjok is considered to be one of the top Nubian models to enter the fashion world since popular model Alek Wek.  Currently, she is represented by Trump, L.A. Models, Why Not Model Agency, and T Model Management.  Since becoming a popular model, Arjok has moved to New York so that she can be more involved in the industry.

Statistics and Notable Features

Arjok is 175 cm high, and her measurements are 81-58.5-86.5.  She typically wears a size 34 dress and a size 39 shoe.  She has brown hair and eyes, and she is known for her long legs.  Her dark skin, elegant look, and natural beauty have often been compared to Alek Wek, a Sudanese model.  She is often considered one of the top black models in the world.

Runway Work

One of Arjok’s first runway appearances was in September of 2006.  She walked in the spring shows for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexandre Herchcovitch, and Diane von Furstenburg in New York.  Following that, she stepped onto the runway in September of 2007 for 3.1 Phillip Lim and Catherine Malandrino, again in New York.  She continued her tradition of walking in September shows in 2008, when she closed the Yeohlee spring show.  She has also walked for Sass & Bide, Luca Luca, Custo Barcelona, Lacoste, and Heatherette.

In Print and Publications

Arjok was selected to appear in an ad campaign for Sephora in 2006, shortly after she was discovered.  She later appeared in Italian Vogue in October, and then appeared in a Behnaz Sarafpour for Target campaign.  Also in 2006, she became the face of Tadashi.  In 2007, she made appearances in Trace and Allure.  She also appeared in ad campaigns for Kenneth Cole Reaction, Converse by John Varvatos, and I.N.C.  In 2009, she was photographed by Fabio Chizzola for a Marie Claire editorial.  Arjok has alos made appearances in Glamour, Teen Vogue, and Russian Vogue.  She’s appeared in national ad campaigns for Destination Style New York, Diesel, and Estee Lauder.

Arjok has appeared in two television commercials.  In 2008, she was featured in a 30 second ad for Target for designers Carmen Hawk and actress/designer Milla Jovovich.  She also did an Old Navy commercial that year.  She has also appeared on the popular television show Project Runway as a model.



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