Alek Wek, whose name means the black and white
cow, was born in Sudan (Dinka tribe) on the
19th of April, 1977 and is one of the most famous
African SuperModels in the world of fashion.
Alek has a mother and 8 brothers and sisters.
Alek and one of her sisters moved to London
in 1991 due to the Civil War in Sudan, where
she learnt English and began studies at the
London College of Fashion.
Wek was discovered by fashion agents in London
in a shopping center in 1995 at the age of 18
and one year later she became involved seriously
in fashion by being a model in the Ford Agency
in Paris, which was followed by Milan in Italy
and New York in the USA.
has gained an astonishing success and has been
awarded for her modeling achievements with Best
New Model award, MTV Model in 1997, Model of
the Decade Award, the Venus de la Mode Award
in 1997 and by being ranked in such global fashion
and beauty lists as People magazines 50
Most Beautiful People and 50 Most
Influential Faces in Fashion, and "World's
has achieved fame as a model for being in such
top fashion design shows as Calvin Klein, Victoria's
Secret, Valentino, Fendi, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood,
and Chanel. In 2002 Alek Wek was considered
to be the most expensive top model in the world
next to Carmen
Klum, and Gisele
Wek has been mostly involved in modeling, however
she has done some acting, being in the movie
"The Four Feathers", which was made
in 2002. In addition, Wek is also fashion designer,
launching her handbag line "Wek 1933"
being inspired by African culture.
Wek, being native from Sudan, has brought world
attention to the African continent and its poverty
problems. She is a member of the US Committee
For Refugees' Advisory Council, World Vision
and the program Doctors Without Borders.
Alek Wek height: 180 cm
Alek Wek breasts: 32
Alek Wek waist size: 23
Alek Wek hips: 34
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