Friday, February 22, 2008
ALEK WEK SUDANESE SUPERMODEL
Wek was born April 16, 1977 in Wau, Sudan and is represented by the IMG and Storm modelling agencies. She is noted for her long, sexy legs and her hair. Her interests include music, activism for refugees, and she is both a writer and an actress. Wek's autobiography, ''Alek'' came out in August 2007. She appeared in the 2002 film entitled ''Four Feathers''. She moved to
England with her family in 1991 to escape the Sudanese civil war between Muslims and Christians.
She was discovered at a party by Fiona Ellis, a scout for Model 1. She was signed by the Ford Modelling Agency in 1996. She has appeared on the covers of Elle, German Vogue, British Vogue,
Cosmopolitan, Ebony, and Essence. Alek was named one of People magazines 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
Alek Wek on Tavis Smiley (YouTube)