Born to the Dinka tribe, Alek was forced by civil war to flee her homeland of Southern Sudan. She would be “discovered” at a street fair in London. The rest, as they say, is history. Alek has since been named
* “Model of the Decade” by i-D magazine
* one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful People”
* “50 Most Influential Faces in Fashion” by i-D and Frank magazines.
“If you’d been on the cover of a magazine when I was growing up, I would have had a different concept of who I was.” – Oprah Winfrey
She has worked campaigns for Clinique, Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gautier, Banana Republic, Joop, Nars, Issey Miyake, Moschino, XOXO Jeans, the Gap, Ann Taylor, and Michael Kors.
Not just a giant in the fashion world, Alek has achieved much in the world of humanitarianism. She has served on U.S Congressional advisory boards with Hillary Clinton and Danny Glover working against famine, war, AIDS and Cancer.
Alek is still in constant demand on the runway circuit for such top fashion houses as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Jean Paul Gautier, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Helmut Lang.
She is also venturing into acting and design, with her own line of handbags (Alek Wek 1933) and a feature in the film “Four Feathers” with Kate Hudson and the late Heath Ledger. – Source
Though she is a phenomenal cultural and artistic inspiration to many, at Models & Moguls we consider Alek. Wek herself to be a living work of art.