Meeting Alek Wek
There are many models in the World
We take the Matatus with them, marvel at their tall skinny legs in high waisted jeans as they walk up the streets, and we wonder if they are a bold face name we should know. Today, every model is deemed a supermodel. But we know that’s just not true.
If you were there in the 1990′s when the term “supermodel” became super popular befitting only the most prominent models like Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, then Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss, you knew the name Alek Wek. She was the kind looking one with the kind smile and kind eyes. Alek was all-the-way gorgeous, and you couldn’t imagine her looking older.
Me and Alek Wek
I met ALek Wek Today at the Serena Hotel Nairobiwhere she was on a stop on her way home to South Sudan with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to spread a message of peace and hope where throughout the week she will participate in independence celebrations set for July 9.
Alek will meet with South Sudan’s First Lady, key officials and individuals who have returned home to rebuild their lives. She has emerged as a leading advocate for refugee rights. She will return next week to Wau, visit refugee camps and engage in youth programs. Alek will also participate in TEDx Juba “New Nation, New Ideas,” where she will share her vision for the future of South Sudan.
At the same time I got the chance to also meet with Reigning Miss South Sudan, Atong Demach who was also in nairobi, as she Makes way to Go Participate in the miss world Competition in China
Me and Miss South Sudan, Atong Demach
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