Alek Wek Measurements, Bio, Age, Weight, and Height

If you go through the list of top supermodels, there is a high chance that you will come across the name Alek Wek. Alek is an African supermodel from South Sudan. While she was very young, a civil war happened in South Sudan. Thus, her parents and her eight siblings had to leave the country instantly. While fleeing, her father died on route. After a few years, she and her family moved to London. It was in London that she completed her education and started getting modelling projects. It was at a party that a modelling scout saw her. After signing a contract with Ford Models, she moved to New York. Alek’s career has inspired many black women all over the world. Alek is a Caucasian beauty who is highly confident about her work. Her self-esteem reflects in all her work. Alek in an interview said that modelling has given her a platform that she can use for greater goods. Alek also works with different charitable institutions like the UN refugee agency. She continues to spread awareness about the refugee crisis. 

Early life of Alek Wek

Alek’s parents were Akoul and Athian. Her mother Akoul was a housewife and her father Athian was an education officer. She was the 7th child in her family. While growing up, Alek saw deep poverty in her family, but a good part was that they were happy together and they lived a peaceful life. Alek faced a skin condition called Psoriasis in her childhood. The skin condition cleared up after she was 14 as she moved to London and the climate condition was different. 

Academic details of Alek Wek

Alek along with her family moved to London in 1991. Alex had to adjust a lot in the cold climate. When she went to her new school in London, kids used to bully her a lot. Students picked on her because of the colour of the skin and her accent. For her university education, she enrolled in London’s college of Fashion. Alek has a major in fashion and business technology. While she was in college, she was discovered by a scout named Fiona Ellis for modelling. 

Personal details of Alek Wek

Real name: Alek Wek

Nick name: Alek

Place of birth: Wau South Sudan

Current City: Brooklyn, New York

Birthday: 16th April, 1977

Horoscope: Aries

Profession: Model

Ethnicity: Sudanese

Nationality: British/ Sudanese

Religion: Unknown

Sexuality: Straight

Eye Colour: Dark brown

Hair Colour: Dark brown

Net Worth: $20 million

Family details of Alek Wek

Mother’s Name: Athian Wek

Father’s Name: Akuol Wek

Number of Siblings: 6

Children: No

Spouse Name: Unmarried

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Body measurements of Alek Wek

Body Physique: Slim

Height in Feet: 5 feet 11 inches

Height in Metres: 1.80 m

Weight in Kg: 56 kg

Weight in Pound: 123 lbs

Body Measurements: 34-23-35

Bra Size: Unknown

Waist Size: 23-inches

Hip Size: 35-inches

Shoe Size (US): 9.5

Dress Size (US): 4

Relationship details of Alek Wek

Alek was in a romantic relationship with Riccardo Sala, who was a businessman and a real-estate billionaire. They met while having dinner in a restaurant and soon moved in together. Alek and Riccardo were in a loving relationship for more than a decade. But, they separate ways eventually. There is no information available regarding why they parted their ways. Currently, Alek is single and is not dating anyone. She is not yet married. 

Alek Wek net worth

Alek has a high impact in the fashion and beauty industry. Her definition of beauty and character has been widely appreciated and recognized. In 2015, Alek was named in BBC’s 100 most influential women. Alek is one of the most gifted models. She had quite a successful modelling career. Alex is one of the best examples of rags to riches. As a result of her professional success, she has gathered a net worth of $20 million. Extra details about her real estate properties and cars are not yet known. 

Career details of Alek Wek

Alek got her first break after appearing in one of Tina Turner’s music videos named the “Golden Eye.” In the same year, she made an appearance in Janet Jackson’s music video. In the year 1996, she was signed by one of the most prestigious modelling agencies named Ford Models. Within a year, she walked for Ralph Lauren’s runway show. Not many models are lucky to walk for Ralph Lauren. In 1997, Alek became the first African woman to be featured on the cover of famous magazine “Elle.” She was also photographed for a calendar in which the famous artist Joanne Gaire painted her body with beautiful colours. Alek became part of the acting world when she played the role of Sudan princess in the movie “The four feather.” Alek is also a businesswoman. In 2005, she launched a line of bags by the name Wek1993. Alek has also authored a book named “Alek”, in which she tells the history and struggle of a refugee. Alek has also served as a guest judge for the famous show “America’s Next Top Model.”

Unknown facts about Alek Wek

There are many facts about Alek Wek that her fans and followers are not yet aware of. The first astonishing fact is that she walked for Ralph Lauren’s runway within the first year of her modelling career. Walking for Ralph Lauren moulded her modelling career and she was able to establish herself in a white-dominated modelling industry. Her book about the life and journey of a refugee was widely appreciated. In the year 2002, Alek became an advisor to the committed for Refugees advisor council. Through this committee, Alek was able to raise awareness about issues that refugees around the world face. She is also part of charitable institutions like UNICEF and Doctors without borders. The meaning of her name Alek is Black spotted cow. Her niece Ataui Deng is also a popular model. When Alek told her mom that she was signing with a modelling agency, her mom got scared. She thought that Alek was going to become a Page 3 girl. In the initial days of her career, Alek was mistaken for Naomi Campbell, who is a Jamaican model.

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