"How I Made It" Season 2: Episode 1 - Alek Wek

“How I Made It” Season 2: Episode 1 – Alek Wek


Hey StyleBlazers, welcome to Season 2 of our exclusive How I Made It web series. On this show we are shining the spotlight on fearless, original and inspirational people in women’s fashion and beauty.

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About This Episode

In her memoir, “Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel,”  Alek recounts her journey from a young naive girl discovered on the streets of London to her rise as an internationally adored supermodel. Known for her striking beauty, bold look and unwavering confidence, Alek has graced the covers and pages of the most noted fashion magazines, walked dozens of top runways, and modeled for the most celebrated designers.  Yet she remains thankful for all the experiences she has been blessed with.

In her journey, Alek Wek has redefined the definition of beauty and encourages women from  across the globe to follow their own destiny. “You can’t really accomodate everybody, but you can love what you do,” she explains.  And though already an accomplished model, she is also a visual artist and budding entrepreneur with her own handbag line, Wek 1933, proving that you can have both brains and beauty. Follow Alek Wek on Twitter @TheRealAlekWek

In this episode, supermodel Alek Wek candidly tells us how she made it.

 Episode Credits

  • Original music by Kenneth Whalum III
  • Director: Jon Goff
  • Executive Producer: Liz Burr
  • Producer: Raven Carter
  • Associate Producer: Metanoya Z. Webb
  • Camera Operator: Leighton Pope
  • Makeup: Mia Booker
  • What a great profile of Alek. She is one of my favorite models and a beautiful person inside and out.

  • Candacey Doris

    Smart and beautiful. Definitely my favorite model.

  • ValdaDeDieu

    Alex Wek is beautiful:  glowing skin, a swan-like neck, distinctive eyes, yet I have seen her made-up to her best advantage only once. ONCE! I think, she would look gloriously “otherworldly” if as much attention were paid to making her unique features “pop” as are done with Caucasian models, some of whom look pretty ordinary without their signature “look.”

  • SayCheese

    Why is she on how I made it. All she was not eat and take pictures. 

  • Maradebe2004

    Alek has set the standard for African beauty. Period.

  • densure

    she is not only beautiful, she is also very down to earth, and knowledgeable. 

  • densure

    she is my favorite model.

  • Cincy45214

    Wow, I really enjoyed this and what she had to say is so true.

  • C. Young

    Excellent!  This is a very good series.

  • Tinamandisa

    eye opener….loved her the moment i first saw her

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  • john

    striking beauty? her face is round and unremarkable. she was chosen because they wanted a black model with absolutely no white features, which is really hard to find. go to subsaharan africa. she looks like every other underfed woman there.

    (true stuff that nobody has the balls to say)

  • Sandy

    she is simply beautiful!! love her

  • toon59

    i agree. her confidence is attractive but physically she’s average.

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