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Alek Wek

Model

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biography

Birth Date: April 16, 1977
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).
Hair Eyes
Black Brown

updates

STYLEBY Alek Wek March 2016 Cover
Styleby Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: 03/22/2016
photographer: Andreas Öhlund and Maria Therese
Girls On Film
Vs. Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Helena Christensen
Marc Jacobs S/S 2016
Marc Jacobs (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: David Sims
Yeezy F/W 16 Show
Yeezy (Shows)
published: 02/11/2016
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