Who is alek wek dating

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Wek is a refugee herself who fled Sudan in the 1990s during the civil war.Speaking to the as part of their 100 Women series, Wek, 38, said the current situation is “very painful to see”. There are people who can look out for other human beings, there are people who can speak up when something is not right and say this is wrong and something should be done.“I knew that there was a conflict but I was very saddened that we had to leave. But not just that, you are [left] vulnerable.” Wek did not see her mother for two years after arriving in London, her father died when the family reached Khartoum after walking for two and a half weeks.Wek was scouted by a model agency in London as a teenager and has had a relative long career in fashion, most recently walking for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week earlier this year.“I feel, in 2015 when we see human beings and children dying to cross the ocean, trying to find safety, something more must be done to help them because refugees are just like me and you.” Wek fled what is now South Sudan in 1991 when she was nine-years-old.

The Hollywood newcomer praised the 36-year-old South Sudanese British model, describing how she was inspired by her determination to succeed, and even mentioned Alek in her acceptance speech at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood award ceremony.This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.She also returned to South Sudan with the United Nations Refugee Agency and says the current situation in her birth country is “heartbreaking”.

SUPERMODEL ALEK Wek responded to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o’s recent tribute by returning praises to the 12 Years A Slave star.She said: "When I saw Alek, I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny.