From The BVX — Ajak has never met Alek Wek (although she’d love to) but she may be following in her footsteps. In the Fall of 2010, Ajak was the first black model to walk for Chloe in nine years, and since then she’s worked for some of the biggest names in fashion.
Things didn’t necessarily start with a huge bang for Ajak, nor did she begin her career by appearing in a Tina Turner video like her fellow Sudanese model Wek.
Instead, for Spring 2010 Fashion Week Ajak walked for mostly small local New York designers like Brian Reyes and Sophie Theallet. But come Fall 2010 she was walking for Isaac Mizrahi and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Followed by an even more successful Paris Fashion Week, walking for the likes of Givenchy, Lanvin and Paul Gaultier, just to name a few.