Alek Wek is a South Sudanese British model and designer. She was born on April 16, 1977 in Wau, South Sudan. A worker for Storm Model Management, she is the seventh of nine children. Her career started after she was discovered at an outdoor market in the year 1995 in Crystal Palace, London by a Models 1 scout. All throughout her career, she became most notable for her endorsements in several brands and designers such as Issey Miyake, Moschino, Victoria’s Secret, Clinique, Shiatzy Chen, John Galliano, Chanel, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Jasper Conran, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Armani, Fendi, and Christian Dior.
She also guested on several TV shows such as The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model, and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. In addition, she highlighted on covers of American, French, German and South African Elle as well as i-D, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Forbes Magazine Africa, and Ebony.
Presently, she is in love with her beau Riccardo Sala. She was not romantically involved with anyone else in the industry other than this guy.
Relationship History (2015 – aged 38)
Alek Wek is currently in a relationship with Riccardo Sala.
Riccardo Sala – (current)
Alek Wek has no kids.