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:
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