Alek Wek is a former Sudanese refugee turned international Supermodel. Her first gig was an appearance in Tina Turner's 'Golden Eye' video. She then jumped to 'supermodel' status after MTV declared her "Model Of The Year". She has been a favorite of i-D magazine and Christian Lacroix. As I watched her career while growing up, she was always a breath of fresh air for me. Her image seemed like the antithesis of the industry standard, and designers really flocked to her at one point. Alek Wek is now known for her charity work, as an activist for the "Refugees Advisory Council".