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

 
excessallareas
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2011
photographer: Matthew Stone
Alek Wek for Bullett
Bullett Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
photographer: Chadwick Tyler
Saks Fifth Avenue S/S 11
Saks Fifth Avenue (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
photographer: Albert Watson
Model of the Month: Alek Wek
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: January 2011
photographer: David Mushegain
Fashion for a Cause
Harper's Bazaar (Editorial)
published: January 2011
photographer: Victor Demarchelier
Portraits by Nick Knight
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2010
photographers: Alasdair McLellan, Nick Knight
Glamour Germany August 2010 Cover
Glamour Germany (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2010
Photos by Roe
Dazed & Confused (Editorial)
published: August 2010
photographer: Roe Ethridge
Arise Magazine June 2010 Cover
Arise Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2010
Elle South Africa April 2010 Cover
Elle South Africa (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2010
photographer: Oliviero Toscani
 

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