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Alek Wek

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Age: 43, born 16 April 1977

Country of origin: Sudan

Currently Residing In: United States

Height: 5' 11"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Lammy Dube


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fashiontv | FTV.com - MODELS ALEK WEK FEM AH 2004/2005

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The Tyra Banks Show-Alek Wek

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Alek Wek's Refugee Journey - Sudan, 1986

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Description: Alek Wek it is pronounced Uh Lek was born into the southern Sudanese Dinka tribe in 1977. Named "the-black-and-white-cow" after a tribal good luck symbol, she was raised in a large but close-knit family in the small village of Wau. Later, granted asylum in Great Britain. She was discovered at a market in London in 1995. Appeared for fashion houses such as Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, John Galliano, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Halston. Appeared on the cover of Elle. She signed to Models One, and it wasn't long before she appeared in a Tina Turner video and on the pages of cutting ed ... (more)
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"Era: 1995-Present From: Wau, South Sudan Her look: Strong, unique and exotic USP: Dark-skinned models were almost unheard of in the high fashion industry before Wek came along. After being scouted by Models 1 age 14 she became a huge influence on changing beauty ideals and went on to grace the covers of Elle, i-D, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, as well as appearing in editorials for Vogue. She fled her native Sudan in 1991 to escape the civil war and now devotes time to work with UNICEF, Doctors With"


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