Friday, February 02, 2007

Sudan's Alek Wek models for National Wear Red Day 2007

Alek Wek modelled for 'Heart Truth Red Dress Show' today as apart of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007 at NYC's Bryant Park.
Alek Wek

Alek Wek for Ellen Tracy
{backstage}
Alek Wek
{on the runway}
Alek Wek

'Model Alek Wek has make-up applied backstage of the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show during New York Fashion Week February 2, 2007. The annual charity show features celebrity models and guest designers to raise awareness about women's heart disease.' {Yahoo!}
Alek Wek


Quick info on Alek Wek:
Alek was discovered at an outdoor market in London in 1995 in Crystal Palace, south London, by a Models 1 scout.

She first got attention with the help of the music video for GoldenEye by Tina Turner, in 1995 and from there made it into the world of fashion as one of its top models.

She was signed to Ford Models in 1996 and was also seen in the "Got 'Til It's Gone" music video by Janet Jackson that year.
She was named "Model of the Year" in 1997 by MTV.
{Wikipedia}

Alek in Janet Jackson's Gone Til It's Gone music video:

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5 comments:

Miss Chi Chi said...

I like when celebrities use their publicity for better good!

Anonymous said...

That song and video are just amazing, a masterpiece.

Miss Chi Chi said...

'Gone Til It's Gone' is one of my favorite Janet Jackson songs of all time. I didn't realize Alek Wek was in the video.

Belle said...

i LOVE her!

Miss Chi Chi said...

She's one of my favorite African models aside from Oluchi Onweagba.