Models are a twin act

Deng Deng and Garang Deng. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

Point Cook twins Deng Deng and Garang Deng are making their mark on the modelling industry.

The brothers, 22, were among 30 young finalists in the Top Model Australia national final, which was held last weekend.

Garang and Deng, who stand 6’5 tall, said they wanted to inspire other young people.

Deng helps to run a program which encourages young people to talk to their parents about mental health issues.

“I want to inspire youth within the community, to show that no matter where you come from or your gender, there are lots of opportunities out there and you can do anything,” he said.

Garang said: “I want to be able to help the community too, it’s something that I love to do.”

While both enjoy modelling and photography, Garang is also interested in clothing design. Deng hopes to pursue acting and basketball professionally.

He plays for Melton in the Big V and has appeared in a Dialogue Theatre show starring South Sudanese community members.