Alek Wek covers Dutch Glamour Magazine August 2010
Her first appearance was in the music of the James Bond song 'Goldeneye', and barely two years later, the Sudanese Alek Wek has been named Model of the Year "by MTV and" Model of the Decade 'by ID magazine.
Of her teeth with cow dung in her native Sudan, to enter international catwalks, a greater contrast is hardly imaginable. She has had to overcome a poor refugee from the war, but the smiling Alek is a warrior, without a penny in his pocket she went, one year after by a model scout in a London market had been discovered, to New York.
The few resources they had averted its not like themselves professionally, but only dressed in a simple T-shirt during go-see's presentation: "I still have the shirt I was on 8th Avenue bought for two dollars , which I all went go-see's. Regular manure from my wardrobe, but that shirt should never be out the door because there are too many memories stick. "
Her lucky break came in the form of make-up artist Francois Nars , whose campaign for a photo of Alek's Prodent smile graced the New York billboards: "And yet no one found me suitable for cosmetics contracts. I would be black. "She said in an interview with New York Times in 1997.
Still, its deep black color, its jolly round face and gazelle-legs what her unique and she entered partly why the catwalks of include Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix, which in his couture show repeatedly opened and when Close bride. A prestige job in the traditional fashion houses.
Fifteen years later, Alek Wek impossible to imagine the world of fashion, but she also cleans her time in secondary activities, she is a dedicated professional experience dedicated to the refugee situation in her native Sudan. Meanwhile it may also call writer. In her biography "Alek" she says frankly about her turbulent life of Sudanese refugee to international supermodel.
Fiona Hering interviewed Amazing Alek Wek. Found on page 52 of the August issue.