Alek Wek

 

biography

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).

updates

 
Sunday Times Style Magazine August 2013 ...
Sunday Times Style Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: 08/11/2013
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Pirelli Calendar 50th Anniversary Specia...
Pirelli Calendar (Other)
published: August 2013
photographers: Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh
Dior Haute Couture Fall 2013 Show
Dior (Shows)
published: July 2013
Red magazine April 2013 Cover
Red Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2013
Benetton S/S 13 Campaign
Benetton (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2013
photographer: Giulio Rustichelli
Zac Posen F/W 13 Show
Zac Posen (Shows)
published: February 2013
Who's Who 2012 photographed by Anna Baue...
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: November 2012
photographers: Chuck Close, Anna Bauer
Alek Wek
Corduroy Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Peter Ash Lee
Allstars
Centrefold Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Matt Irwin
Under The Influence F/W 12 Cover
Under the Influence Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2012
photographer: Daniel Jackson
 

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