Alek Wek

Alek Wek

Alek WekAlek Wek top Model. Profile Images, photos and video. Alek Wek born 16 April 1977 is a South Sudanese British model who first appeared on the catwalks at the age of 18 in 1995, sparking a career lasting to date. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan,  but in 1991 she and some family members fled to Britain to escape the civil war in Sudan.

She later moved to the United States.

Wek is a member of the U.S. Committee for Refugees’ Advisory Council  and is helping to raise awareness about the situation in Sudan, as well as the plight of refugees worldwide.
She is a missionary for World Vision, an organisation which combats AIDS, an ambassador for Doctors Without Borders in Sudan, and devotes time to UNICEF.
In 2007, she released an autobiography, entitled Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel, documenting her journey from a childhood of poverty in Sudan to the catwalks of Europe.

In 2011, she appeared as a guest judge in the sixteenth cycle of America’s Next Top Model.
In July 2012, she will be returning to South Sudan with the UN Refugee Agency to highlight the stories of refugees returning from the north and the massive efforts needed to build and stabilize the country.
In 2012 Alek teamed up with Amarula as the face of their campaign African Originals.

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