NYC Model Ataui Deng was found last night alive at hospital after being missing two weeks ago .
Via NBC New York reports:
Ataui-Deng Hopkins was found Monday at an area hospital, 12 days after she was last seen leaving the rooftop XVI Lounge on West 48th Street near Eighth Avenue on Aug. 6, according to the NYPD. The 22-year-old models professionally under the name Ataui Deng. She has walked the runways for designers like Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Malandrino and Lanvin, according to New York Magazine. Hopkins has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue.
The Sudanese-born model has been modeling since she was 14 and lived in Texas before coming to New York City. A spokeswoman at Trump Models, Hopkins’ agency since 2008, said before the 22-year-old was found that everyone was worried about the “much loved” woman and had been making calls and trying to find her. Celebrities including Rihanna also tweeted her photo during the search.
Hopkins’ friend, celebrity chef Roble Ali, said she had disappeared before for a day or two when she felt like she needed space. But he said he got worried about this most recent case because she’d never been gone so long. In an Instagram post after she was found, Ali thanked police and friends for their efforts. “She is safe and sound,” he said. “I want to thank all of our friends and followers and especially the NYPD for their swift and dedicated response.”
Rihanna who knows the model personality put up the flyer via twitter, asking if anyone knows her where-abouts to help find her .
She's found now, more on the story is now being emerged .
If any one has any information on this young lady's whereabouts, please call the NYPD or email firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/YR1bZgI2tG— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 18, 2014
Photo Credit: Getty Images
Salute: @Rihanna & NBC New York