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Belle Femme of the Week: Alek Wek

Alek Wek is a true iconic supermodel; check out what OnSugar blogger Blake Von D: The First Lady of Fashion has to say about her striking story and style.

You may not know her name, but you definitely know her face. Name a runway, she's been on it. Name a designer, she's worn it. Who is this I'm talking about? None other than the Sudanese British force that is Alek Wek.

She first appeared on the catwalks in 1995 after she fled the Sudanese civil war and has been making headlines ever since. What I love about Alek is that she is sort of the unofficial poster child for what it means to be a dark-skinned beauty. Seriously, I don't know too many "redbones" who would DARE step to her. Furthermore, I don't know many who could grab the attention of the caliber of high end designers that she has. Whenever I see pictures of her I honestly get a little choked up. I can imagine that coming from Sudan she has an amazing story to tell and seeing the fame she's been able to accomplish is both humbling & inspiring. Even before I knew her name, I loved her.

Read the rest at Blake Von D: The First Lady of Fashion, or start your own OnSugar blog, and we might just feature you on FabSugar!

Vodihn Vodihn 6 years
She is gorgeous. Happy that she is getting props. But "redbone?" Was that really necessary?
Chi-Diem-Chau Chi-Diem-Chau 6 years
We swapped the picture so that it's no longer NSFW, hope that helps!
Burkina Burkina 6 years
I don't find her pretty, but her skin is gorgeous and she has the cutest accent.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
uh, NSFW!!!!!!!
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