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Ajak Deng returns to modelling after quitting over racism and vows to ‘fight this war’

DEFIANT: Australian model Ajak Deng

DEFIANT: Australian model Ajak Deng

AUSTRALIAN CATWALK queen Ajax Deng has returned to modelling a week after announcing she was “officially done” and vowed to fight the war on racism in the industry.

The 26-year-old, who has worked for designers including Dior, Louis Vuitton and Jean Paul Gaultier and starred in campaigns for Topshop and Barneys, announced, via Instagram, that she was finished with modelling due to “fakes and lies”.

However, Ajak, one of Australia’s most successful international runway models, announced he return on social media today (Feb 29)

“I was selfish to only think of my self [sic] and forgetting the people that has [sic] always been there for me through the worst times and good times,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I feel like I have touched so many young people’s lives, gave them hope.

“Just because I come from NOTHING does not mean that I can’t make something for myself and for that I will still want to continued [sic] to touched [sic] more lives. Yes sure giving up is easier but who will fight the war that we are so in denial about?”

Ajak spoke about her agent Mina White and said that she “continued to support and still have my back even though I decided to throw it all away after our hard work’ and labelled Ms White her ‘spirit and a guiding angel.”

“I thought giving up was easier but I am going to stay and fight this war with kindness, forgiveness, love and support to all humanity,” Ajak said.

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