Thursday, December 5, 2013
African Super Model Alek Wek
The first African model to become a super star with classic Sudanese features, breaking the tradition of African models only succeeding with Classic "European/angular" features.
She was discovered by a model scout in London in 1995 and named model of the year by MTV in 1997, when she was 20.
And as these images prove, Miss Wek can easily morph into whatever mood/style/woman a designer can imagine. Her extraordinary elongated proportions, striking beauty and elegant grace elevates any runway look she wears into something memorable.
Her handbag line, WEK 1933, is inspired by the briefcase her father carried and is named for the year he was born.