Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Model Profile

Model Profile: Alek Wek
Age: 33 years old
Height: 5 ft. 11 inches (app. 1.80m)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Brown
Dress size: 4 (US)
Agency: Storm models, London

Alek Wek is a Sudanese British model whom first appeared on the catwalk in 1995 at the age of 18. She was initially living in Sudan, however, her family fled to Britain in 1991 to escape the civil war. She was first noticed from a music video called GoldenEye by Tina Turner, and so in 1996 she got signed to Ford Models.

Some of her earlier achievements was first getting the award of "Model of the Year" from the 1997 MTV awards. In the very same year, she became the first African model to grace the cover of ELLE magazine.

She has done several advertisements for famous names such as Moschino and Victoria Secrets and she has walked the runway of several famous designers such as John Galliano, Chanel, Donna Karan, as well as appearing as the bride in several collections of Christian Lacroix.

Alek wek certainly is not only a pretty face, she also is a missionary for the World Vision as well as the combat to fight AIDS. She is the ambassador for Doctors Without Borders for Sudan as well as devoting her time for UNICEF (United Nationals Children Fund).

Here are some photo-shoot and still images of her on the runway:

Which model profile do you want to see next time?

With love,


Melinda said...

I really love Alek and I am happy that some more people are noticing her, because she is stunning!
Just a question: Do you also do male model profiles? ;D..
I would love to see Magdalena Frackowiak :)

Anonymous said...

Yes Melinda, I will be posting male model profiles as well. They are a part of the modeling agency as well, and many are very known however a lot of people think of fashion mainly for women that male models often get excluded.

Jessica/Jay.Pattinson said...

She is my favourite model! I love her, she is so amazing. Her legs are form here 'till forever and she proves that a really dark skinned model can be beautiful! I love her! Thank for the post (:

AbiiBabeh..x said...

Abbey Lee Kershaw ;)

Princessvx/Vicky said...

Wow ;o

She is an amazing model... I loved the one of the first pictures which has the heading: HARD AND SOFT.
Because, she is so fierce and her bone structure is so hard, but the textures they can give her to work with are so soft!


OStar7 said...

Definaltey Abbey Lee Kershaw :] ♥