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alek-wek-elle-magazine-450x600Supermodel Alek Wek’s famous quote is, “You don’t have to go with the crowd.” She is a top model all over the world and is known for her powerful strut on the runway. Wek is known to drop some stunts on the runway along with her famous quote comes the confidence that is highly needed in beauty industry. She wants everyone to know that the judgmental and set standards of beauty of European standards needs to stop! She has just been featured on the first issue of Forbes Africa! Wek is a force to be reckoned with and we love she extend her years teaching other women to love the skin your in!

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Alek Wek was born April 16, 1977. Alek left in 1991 to escape the civil war ravaging her country. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan. The supermodel is a South Sudanese model and designer who has been in the game since 1995. She makes powerful statements on and off the runway that leaves the crowd in shock with her perception of beauty in the fashion industry. Wek has paved the way for other models as she became on top. She is a known Author, Enterpreneur/Businesseswoman, Philanthropist, Eternal Student of life.

wekWithout of doubt she is gorgeous and talented. This is the reason this jaw dropping model is KontrolBeauty Melanin Monday crush! Like we always say…we embrace women of color to give them encouragement and to understand they are beautiful. Alek Wek is what we call perfection! By understanding who you are and what you can do when you love yourself. Women of color is still underrepresented in history, media and the cosmetic industry. We appreciate the efforts of this unique beauty!

written by @leahgordone

twitter @therealalekwek

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