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

 
L'Officiel Netherlands February 09 Cover
L'Officiel Netherlands (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2009
photographer: Warwick Saint
If only they knew she had the power
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2008
photographer: Simon Harris
Modern Luxe
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: July 2008
photographer: Steven Meisel
D Magazine February 2008 Cover
D Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2008
 

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