In a recent interview with models.com the super model talked of how harsh it was starting as a model. How she was perceived to be ‘too dark’, ‘too strong’ among many other discouraging words but in the end with determination and passion she prevailed. Alek Wek is one of the top models of our time now. As a girl, she fled from her worn-torn home to become the inspiring muse for girls who never saw her type of deep dark beauty in high fashion. Photographic greats like Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, and Steven Meisel have all called upon the icon to bring her unmatched presence to the pages of Vogue and Elle. She also uses her position as a top model to spread word on the refugee crisis in her hometown south Sudan.
She shares her story on https://models.com/mdx/alek-wek/