One look at supermodel Alek Wek's impressive modeling resume (Chanel? Check. Moschino? Check. John Galliano? Check.) and you'd never believe she was once a victim of a ruthless civil war in Sudan that killed nearly 2 million people.
Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel, $17, first delves into the pre-modeling life of Alek, when she and her family fled the brutal war on foot to London. Later, Wek talks about her journey from young model in London to an international supermodel, and how her non-European looks made her all the more notable. Here is a real rags to riches story.