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This gorgeous Sudanese Supermodel was discovered at an outdoor market in London in 1995. Alek first got attention with the help of the music video for GoldenEye by Tina Turner, in 1995 and from there made it into the world of fashion as one of its top models. With natural crowd stopping looks, Alek has become one of the most sought after models in the fashion industry. In 2007, she released an autobiograpy entitled Alek, documenting her journey from a childhood of poverty in Sudan to the catwalks of Europe. In addition to modeling, she also designs a range of designer handbags called “Wek 1933“, which are available throughout selected Selfridges department stores. The year refers to the year her father was born. Last year we profiled Alek as a designer to watch – check out the profile here.

Model Alek Wek walks the runway wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekModel Alek Wek walks the runway wearing Ports 1961 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekAlek WekAlek by Alek Wek

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  • One of my fav models, she’s a true beauty

  • I live in Paris and have worked as a fashion model and model scout for many years. I’ve met many models in my time, some of the most famous, Alek being one of them. It was during the Alta Moda Collections in Rome. She impressed not only with her good looks but above all with her beauty and easy grace coming from the inside. She struck as a complete and beautiful person inside and out. She’s the kind of person who gives modeling a good name.