Alek Wek Among Top Supermodels in 50th Anniversary Pirelli Calendar

By on August 14, 2013

She is dominates the modeling industry with her unique features and beautiful ebony colored skin. The South Sundanese born British supermodel took part in a photo shoot to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the popular Pirelli calendar. The 2014 edition of the calendar was jointly shot by renowed photograhers Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier. Other top supermodels who paticipated in the shoot include Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova and Miranda Kerr.

Alek was born in the African country of South Sudan in 1977. She immigrated to England and was discovered at an outdoor market in London in 1995. Since then, Alek has truly made a name for herself. She has done a variety of ads and appeared in a number of music videos including videos for Tina Turner and Janet Jackson. She was also the first African model to grace the cover of Elle Magazine.

I bet I can say that Africa is indeed proud of Alek Wek and her accomplishments. Check out pictures below for a peek at the 2014 Pirelli Calendar.

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