If fashion were a high school comedy (and sometimes, we think it is) Ajak Deng would be the leader of the cool girls pack. With legs for days and her killer signature buzz cut, the IMG-signed model’s resume is downright bananas.
The short-list: there was a gorgeous grunge-y Grace Jones-esque i-D cover followed by a string of international runway appearances—Givenchy and Valentino couture in Paris, Lanvin for H&M in New York, Topshop in London—and the Aussie’s latest gig, as on of the face’s of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s first Kenzo campaign. On the eve of what we expect will be a very busy season, we checked in with Deng.
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
How would your best friend describe you in 5 words?
Outgoing, Unique, Confident, Humble and Intelligent.
Karaoke song of choice?
“Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé.
Current guilty pleasure?
Being shy when it comes to guys I like!
Juggling three tennis balls.
Who makes you LOL on Twitter?
My friend Flaviana Matata and Rihanna!
Worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
Some guy talking about how rich he was, and how I wouldn’t need to work anymore if went out with him!
What song is currently stuck in your head?
“Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele has been stuck in my head all day.
If you weren’t a model, you’d be:
Studying to be a lawyer.
What did you eat for breakfast? I had 3 sausages, an egg McMuffin and turkey bacon.
Biggest model misconception?
People think I don’t eat just because I’m skinny!