Alek Wek

1977 - Today

Alek Wek

Alek Wek (born 16 April 1977) is a South Sudanese-British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. She has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan, but fled to Britain in 1991 to escape the civil war in Sudan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alek Wek has received more than 865,779 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 137th most popular model.

Memorability Metrics

  • 870k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 33.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among models, Alek Wek ranks 136 out of 232Before her are Raquel Zimmermann, Francisco Lachowski, Amber Rose, Asami Sugiura, Natasha Poly, and Yasmin Le Bon. After her are Yaya DaCosta, Sasha Pivovarova, Rachel Hunter, Ilary Blasi, Agyness Deyn, and Ludmilla Radchenko.

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Among people born in 1977, Alek Wek ranks 352Before her are Andrea Henkel, Rinaldo Nocentini, Therese Alshammar, Tathiana Garbin, Marquinhos Paraná, and Lucas Bernardi. After her are Luís Boa Morte, Elden Henson, Joachim B. Olsen, Emily Perkins, Devin Ratray, and Lauren.

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In South Sudan

Among people born in South Sudan, Alek Wek ranks 4 out of 6Before her are Salva Kiir Mayardit (1951), Manute Bol (1962), and Riek Machar (1953). After her are Luol Deng (1985) and Guor Marial (1984).

Among MODELS In South Sudan

Among models born in South Sudan, Alek Wek ranks 1