After just 24 hours of raised awareness over the disappearance of 22-year-old Sudanese-American model Ataui Deng, she has been found, her agency, Trump Models, confirmed to Fashionista.
Some sources are reporting that Deng was found in a New York City hospital, but the agency declined to confirm those reports or provide further information about her condition. Deng's boyfriend, Grant Monohon, tweeted and Instagrammed that Deng is "safe and sound."
Mohonon told the New York Post that Deng was having “personal issues,” while her friend Ajak Deng (of no relation) explained to the the Daily Mail that Ataui had previously gone away for one to two-day periods. "She sometimes likes to get away but only for a day or so, nothing like this," Ajak Deng said. "She would turn her phone off if she didn’t want to talk, but she would always have it with her."
We will update this post as we learn more.