Alek Wek

 

biography

Country of origin: Sudan
Born in Sudan, Alek left in 1991 to escape the civil war ravaging her country. Arriving in London at age 14, she was discovered soon after by a model scout in a South London market. Since 2002, she's been an advisor to the US Committe for Refugess. Published ALEK: From Sudanese refugee to International Supermodel in 2008. In the US, tours high schools lecturing to students. Currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. (all info from i-D Magazine interview by Susan Corrigan, March 2009).

recent updates

 
Marc Jacobs S/S 2016
Marc Jacobs (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: David Sims
Giles S/S 16 Show
Giles (Shows)
published: 09/21/2015
Marc Jacobs S/S 16 Show
Marc Jacobs (Shows)
published: 09/17/2015
Chromat S/S 16 Show
Chromat (Shows)
published: 09/12/2015
Opened
Yohji Yamamoto
Love Magazine (Editorial)
published: July 2015
photographer: David Sims
Zac Posen F/W 15 Show
Zac Posen (Shows)
published: 02/17/2015
Opened
Osman / The Collective
Various Editorials (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
photographer: Jem Mitchell
Vogue Italia Beauty 50th Anniversary
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: September 2014
#TBT: 27 Original Model-Off-Duty Looks
VOGUE.com (Editorial)
published: 08/28/2014
play
Born Free Charity Campaign 2014
Charity Campaign (Advertising)
published: April 2014
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
 

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