Alek Wek

Ph: Sølve Sundsbø | Best of British

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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

 
After Hours: Fashion's Night Out
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: November 2009
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Now and Forever
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: July 2009
photographer: Josh Olins
Stiletto Summer 2009 Cover by Xevi Munta...
Stiletto (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2009
#184 Wear White
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2009
photographer: Amy Troost
Best of British
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2009
photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
Arise Magazine Issue 1 February 2009 Cov...
Arise Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2009
photographer: Simon Harris
Outside
L'Officiel Netherlands (Editorial)
published: February 2009
photographer: Warwick Saint
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
 

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