A popular Sudanese model who had been missing for 12 days was found safe in a New York hospital, according to published reports.
Ataui Deng-Hopkin, 22, reportedly checked herself into a hospital under a different name to avoid detection. Friends say she was embarrassed by her ongoing mental issues and did not want anyone to know she was seeking treatment.
Deng is the niece of supermodel Alek Wek.
Deng was last seen around midnight on Aug. 6 after she left the XVI Lounge with her ex-boyfriend, Grant Monohon.
“We walked out of the club together,” Monohon told the NY Post. "She didn’t say anything. She just left and I expected her to come back and she didn’t." Monohon said he waited a few days before calling Deng's friends because she had "personal issues" and she is known to wander off for days.
“It’s not irregular for her not to come back for a day or two. On the third day I was getting really worried… She’s been missing for too long. I’m terrified. It’s been crazy.”
Deng is reportedly going through a divorce from fellow Trump model Kortney Hopkin (picture above), also known as Kortney William. Friends say she was depressed over the divorce proceedings -- and an apparent breakup with Monohon, who posted Instagram photos of himself with other women during Deng's disappearance.
Monohon's social media followers suspected he was involved in Deng's disappearance. They criticized him for waiting so long to report Deng missing.
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