- Name: Alek Wek
- Born: 04/16/1977 (43 years old)
- Occupation: Model
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. 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. In 2015, she was listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women.
Birth Place: Wau, South Sudan
Alek Wek quotes :
True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.Alek Wek
I think beauty is not just about what we put on our heads or on our faces or what we wear: it's deeper than that, and if we can celebrate that, celebrate the women, not just the superficiality... I think it would be really gorgeous.Alek Wek