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Alek Wek

Model

Born in 91111 Wau, Sudan, SD

Originally from the Dinka ethnic tribe in Sudan, Wek and a few of her family members moved to Britain to escape the civil war. Born the seventh of nine children, Wek was discovered at a London market in 1995 by a modeling scout from Models 1. Ever since Wek appeared in Tina Turner’s music video, “Golden Eye” in 1995, she has grabbed the attention of the public. Within two years, ELLE magazine took a different turn in... read more

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