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Top 20 Black Models in Fashion: New York Fashion Week’s Leading Ladies

Alek Wek

Native: London
Heritage: Sudanese (Wau, South Sudan)
Portfolio (cover): Elle, the 1st African to appear on the cover, ARISE, Stiletto, L’Officiel Netherlands, Vogue Italia
Business Venture: Wek 1933, a designer handbag collection
Runway/Print Campaigns: Shiatzy Chen, John Galliano, Chanel, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Jaspter Conran, Ermanno Scervino, Christian Lacroix, Baby Phat.
Film: In 2002, she made her acting debut in The Four Feathers as Sudanese princess Aquol.
Recognition: MTV’s Model of the Year (2007)
Charity: She is a missionary for World Vision; an ambassador for Doctors Without Borders and volunteers for UNICEF

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  1. zobop republic on August 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! You mean they put Black people on the ‘cover’ of a mainstream magazine?
    I’m overwelmed.

  2. Dory on January 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    the pic that have for Melodie Monrose is Chanel Iman