BirthdayApril 16, 1977

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Alek Wek

    Full name: Alek Wek
    Also known as: Alek Wek, Wek, Alek
    Professions: South Sudanese-British model

  2. Alek Wek Measurements

    Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

  3. Alek Wek Biography

    Alek Wek (born 16 April 1977) is a South Sudanese British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. As the first black model whose looks did not conform to Caucasian aesthetics, she has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan, but fled to Britain in 1991 to escape the civil war in Sudan. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  4. Alek Wek Family

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