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Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British model and designer. Alek Wek started going out with Italian real estate magnate Riccardo

Relationship Facts of Alek Wek

Alek Wek is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Alek Wek?

Alek Wek started going out with Italian real estate magnate Riccardo Sala in 2003 after reportedly meeting at dinner. After dating for a while, they moved in together and had even bought a house together.

Who is Alek Wek?

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese-British model and designer. Likely, she has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry. In the year 2015, she was listed as one of BBC’s 100 Women.

Alek Wek: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Alek Wek was born in Wau, South Sudan on April 16, 1977, and she is currently 42 years old.

Her father’s name is Athian Wek (education official) and her mother’s name is Akuol Wek (housewife). During 1985, a civil war broke out in Sudan, which caused the Wek family to flee their now dangerous home.

Eventually, her father died on the journey after an infection broke out in his hip due to a past surgery. In the year 1991, Wek’s family finally arrived in London where Alek had a hard time adjusting to the cold climate.

There is no information about her siblings. Alex holds British- Sudanese citizenship and Sudanese ethnicity. Her birth sign is Aries.

Alek Wek: Education, School/ College University

Talking about Alex’s education history, she attended the London College of Fashion.

Alek Wek: Professional Life, Career

Talking about her profession, she had her first big break when she appeared in Tina Turner’s music video ‘GoldenEye’. In the following year, she also made an appearance in ‘Got ‘Til It’s Gone’, a music video by Janet Jackson.

In the year 1996, she was signed to Ford Models, a very prestigious agency based out of New York City. In 1997, she was featured on the cover of “Elle” magazine, the first African woman to have this distinction. Then, in 1999, she was photographed for a calendar in which the artist Joanne Gair painted her body in bright, beautiful colors. Likewise, in 2002, she made her acting debut playing a princess of Sudan in the film ‘The Four Feathers’ and starred in a campaign for the Gap.

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Caption: Alek Wek with her friends (Source: Getty images)

Additionally, she launched ‘wek1993’ in 2005. It is a line of handbags that are for sale in Selfridges department stores. ‘wek1993’ is dedicated to her father, named after his birth year and designed to look like the briefcases he used to carry. Similarly, in 2007, she released her book entitled ‘Alek’.

Then, she admits that some of her modeling gigs have has racist undertones. Then, she appeared on the cover of ‘Ebony’ magazine with fellow models Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee. In the year 2011, she served as a guest judge on the acclaimed reality show, ‘America’s Next Top Model’, alongside Tyra Banks. Likewise, in 2014, she signed with ‘Marks & Spencer’ for a campaign, a significant milestone for her professionally as well as personally as she used to shop there as a teenager.

Alek Wek: Disease

She suffered from a skin condition known as psoriasis from birth until the age of 14. It cleared up because of the climate change once she moved to London with her family.

Alek Wek: Net Worth, Income, Salary

Alek Wek has an estimated net worth of around $20 million as of 2022, and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career. In the year 2014, Alek was featured in the print ad for Marks and Spencer along with Rita OraEmma Thompson, Annie Lennox, and Rachel Khoo.

Alek Wek has also done advertising for Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Clinique ‘Happy’ Fragrance, Ellus, Eluxury, Fashion Breast Cancer Campaign, Gap Jeans, Issey Miyake, Jeanie, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jones New York, Joop!, Kenzo, Kitsho, Michael Kors, Moschino, Nars, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. Emile, and XOXO jeans.

Alek Wek: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

Till the date, she has not been the part of controversy and rumor. She is maintaining her personal life properly. She is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Alek Wek has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and she weighs is 56Kg. Additionally, she has a measurement of 34-23-35 inches. Alex’s hair color is dark brown and her eyes color is dark brown. Furthermore, her dress size is 4 (US) and her shoe size is 9.5 (US).

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Alek Wek is active on social sites like Twitter and Instagram rather than on Facebook, she has around 10.3K followers on Twitter. Around 100K followers on her Instagram. But, she doesn’t have an official page on Facebook.

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