Modeling for Change with Alek Wek

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While modeling may be a career for some, Alek Wek says it is in fact an art form. And she’s using her platform as one of the world’s most iconic supermodels to help empower African women and refugees.

Modeling for Change with Alek Wek

Modeling for Change with Alek Wek

While modeling may be a career for some, Alek Wek says it is in fact an art form. And she’s using her platform as one of the world’s most iconic supermodels to help empower African women and refugees.

Before becoming one of the first African supermodels, Wek was a Sudanese refugee. Her experience and influence in the modeling world spurred her to advocate for African women and growth throughout the continent.
Though Sudan has made steps towards recovery since the end of its violent civil war, Wek says more is still needed to build the foundations of a thriving nation state.

When Wek is not pushing the envelope in the fashion world, she serves as an advisor to the U.S. Committee for Refugees Advisory Council and is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. She is also the face and Official Ambassador for the H&M Conscious Foundation, which focuses on social and environmental sustainability initiatives.

You won’t want to miss this episode of Full Frame, when Alek Wek shares how the worlds of beauty and development can collide to make a difference on the African continent.

Follow Alek Wed on Twitter: @TheRealAlekWek