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Her distinctive looks, so different from the usual catwalk fare, caused a stir the world of fashion, and garnered a raft of awards, including "Best New Model" at the Venus de la Mode Fashion Awards, MTV model of the year, and "Model of the Decade" from i-D.
Outside her modelling commitments, Alek draws upon her own experiences as a refugee to help highlight the plight of the world's dispossessed and, as a member of the US Committee For Refugees' Advisory Council, campaigns to raise the profile of the humanitarian disaster in the Sudan.
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The name refers to the year her father was born. Since , Alek has been an advisor to the U. Committee for Refugees Advisory Council,  which helps to raise awareness about the situation in Sudan, as well as the plight of refugees worldwide. In , 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 , she appeared as a guest judge in the sixteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model. In July , she returned 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 stabilise the country. In , Alek teamed up with Amarula as the face of their campaign African Originals.
Alek was in a relationship with Riccardo Sala, an Italian real estate developer, for twelve years; they separated in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article contains a Dinka name. According to Dinka custom, this person is properly addressed by the name Alek. Retrieved 21 January Retrieved 23 February Retrieved 19 March Archived from the original on 1 December Alek Wek on November Elle Magazine".
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Browse alek wek pictures, photos, images, GIFs, and videos on Photobucket. Born in Sudan, Alek left in to escape the civil war ravaging her country. Arriving in London at age 14, she was discovered soon after by a model scout in a South. k Followers, 1, Following, Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Alek Wek (@msalekwek).