Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British model and designer. She kind of olds irreplaceable place in the fashion industry. Stick to the end to know more about the beautiful model Alek Wek.
Early life and educational background of Alek Wek
Alek was born in 1977 in Wau in Sudan. Every year she celebrates her birthday on April 16. Her birth sign is Capricorn. In her family, there were eleven people including her, two of her parents, and seven of their siblings. Among the seven kids, she was seventh. Her father was an educational official and her mother was a housewife.
They all lived in the house with two-bedroom without electricity and running water. ‘Black Spotted Cow’ is the meaning of her name. She said that she actually resembles her father who has unusually long limbs, who was 6 feet 5 inches. Until the age of 14, she suffered from the skin condition psoriasis from infancy.
She accrued London at the age of 14 and then was cured of her skin issue due to the weather of the place. She joined London’s College of fashion with a concentration in Fashion Business and Technology. In 1985 when the civil war was broken, the Wek family had to run from government forces and rebels. Unfortunately, Alek’s father’s hip was broken in a bicycle accident and repaired with metal pins. Walking for a long time lead him to the infection of the hip. When they return to Wau her father became paralyzed and suffers a hemorrhage. He died in Khartoum at a relative’s house.
Career and Professional life of Alek
At the age of 14, she has given a mini start to her modeling career. She enrolled in the London College of fashion by taking a major in Fashion and Technology. In 1995 Alek Wek was discovered by a Model 1 scout at an outdoor market in Crystal Palace. She appeared in the ’GoldenEye’ music video by Tina Turner which gives her a good beginning in the industry and everyone appreciates her work and skills.
In 1996, she signed a contract with Ford Models. She appeared in the music video “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” by Janet Jackson. In 1997 she was listed in “model of the Year” by MTV and was the first African model to appear on the cover of Elle. Then after she repeatedly collaborated with many companies and walked in fashion ramps for Gucci, Moschino, Victor & Rolf, Ralph Lauren, Dries, Christian Lacroix, Michel Kors, Chanel, Clinique, Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul, and more. She also appeared in American’s Next Top Model in 2011 in a guest role. She also appeared in Britain & Irelan’s Next Top Model for 2011 as a guest role.
Personal / love life of Alek
Talking about the love life of from 2001 to 2013 Alek Wek was dating Italian real estate developer Riccardo Sala. She got pregnant and both Riccardo and Wek welcomed the baby. From then on this couple with kids live in Brooklyn, Network. According to the current data, the couple is not married and hasn’t breakup. It means their relationship is going well.
Height, weight, and body measurement of Alek
Talking about the body features of the Alek Wek everyone knows that the model has the model’s most attractive body so as Alek Wek. Alek Wek has a tall and slim body with a confident and good personality to be the best model, she stands 5 feet and 11 inches and her body weight is around 56 kgs. Her body measurement is 24-23-25 inches. As a model, she has maintained her body in perfect shape with a healthy diet and exercise.
Net worth and salary of Alek.
Alek Wek is a fashion model and has appeared in many stage performances and has signed contracts with modeling agencies. With the successful career of modeling for the fashion industry, she got fame and enough wealth. As of the recent data, the estimated net worth of Alek Wek is $30 million.
She might earn a handsome amount of salary for her career but the exact information about the salary isn’t revealed yet. As soon as the information is out we’ll update you. Stay connected with us for the latest update about your favorite celebrity.