South Sudanese model Eman Deng, is taking the modelling industry by storm with her stunning looks as she covers Vogue Arabia’s April 2020 issue. Eman Deng’s modelling life started when she embarked on a journey to Uganda from a refugee camp at the age of nine and was scouted by My Mother Agency on instagram. After being scouted on Instagram, she walked the runways  for top designers such as Thom Browne and Rick Owens.

In an interview with Vogue Arabia, she said she was afraid at first but got over it due to her excitement for traveling, appearing in magazines and meeting international models that she had always looked up to. She almost gave up at a point because getting a visa wasn’t so easy.

She added, “It hasn’t been an easy journey so far and I’m still struggling to make a name for myself in the industry. Castings scare me but they have given me the opportunity to meet photographers and people I never thought I would. I believe the most important thing is to love yourself, be true to who you are, and love what you do”. 

She had dreams of opening an agency to help educate and offer support to young models from Africa, to also get to where she has and have a place in the modelling industry.

“I want to be a person who brings change in my country, to open doors for local girls, and connect them with international clients. But I have so many other plans, too, like opening an orphanage. When I was growing up I didn’t live with both my parents so I understand the struggle. I feel I have to make a change in my community – I’d like to become a voice for the voiceless, to be that hope for someone who has lost hope”, she said.

She had dreams of opening an agency to help educate and offer support to young models from Africa, to also get to where she has and have a place in the modelling industry.

“I want to be a person who brings change in my country, to open doors for local girls, and connect them with international clients. But I have so many other plans, too, like opening an orphanage. When I was growing up I didn’t live with both my parents so I understand the struggle. I feel I have to make a change in my community – I’d like to become a voice for the voiceless, to be that hope for someone who has lost hope”, she said.