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Wek has never forgotten the experience of fleeing from her home and has been a passionate advocate for refugees for many years. When I was a girl, civil war in Sudan forced me to flee my home town of Wau. Modelling was an alien world to me; back home we had no concept of fashion. There were certainly no other dark skinned models with Dinka features.
‘My commitment to refugees comes from a very personal place. I believe my career has helped break prejudices and create new opportunities for African models.
She has modeled for famous fashion designers of international fame like, Chloe, Gucci, Tomy Hilfiger, Chanel,emporio Armani , Oscar de la Renta and so on.
Alek Wek arrived in the UK as a refugee from Sudan aged 14. My father’s health deteriorated and eventually we lost him. I was forced to grow up very fast and leave the home that I loved.
Five years later she was scouted by a top London agency and went on to take the fashion world by storm. But my father left me a precious gift: it was the education he made sure I received that enabled me to build a successful career in the fashion industry.
Fashion has also given me a platform to raise awareness for refugees.
My story illustrates that refugees are not so different to everybody else, not so alien after all.