Alek Wek

LOS ANGELES - AUG 19: Alek Wek arrives at the 2012 Do Something

Wek in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Wau, South Sudan

Date of Birth: April 16, 1977

Ethnicity: South Sudanese [Dinka]

Alek Wek is a South Sudanese model and fashion designer. Her niece is model Ataui Deng.


Curious about ethnicity

27 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    Her ethnicity should be changed to South Sudanese (Dinka)

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    someone has gorgeous skin….jus sayin

  3. Mdelacruz16 says:

    This is what all people who are considered “black” ancestors look like, this is the real black the mother of blacks, this is what they use to look like when they were brought as slaves until these nasty white men started raping everyone, now mostly every person you see that you think looks black is clearly mixed if they do not look like Alek

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      Well yes many did look like her, but also many didn’t. Also Full blood Africans come in lighter colors than her:
      Nnamdi Asomugha here is full-blood igbo

      • midori29 says:

        Yes I agree with you fuzzybear44. A lot of African Americans were light skinned slaves before coming to America. The Igbos and Fulani tribes are light skinned. Also Ms. Diallo Amudu Diallo’s mom is 100 percent West African and she looks like a light skinned Ethiopian.

        Ms. Diallo 100 percent West African Black
        I was saying not true to the Mdelacruz poster which she is likely Hispanics and some Hispanics are totally racist, clueless when it comes to what real Africans look like they seem to think they are all extremely dark skinned with kinky hair, not true at all.

        • fuzzybear44 says:


          Quote( The Igbos and Fulani tribes are light skinned)

          The Thing about Igbos is that they were listed in slave logs for there light color, many were like the bushmen in color( red and yellowish in skin tone). During slavery, in the islands Igbos were purposely mixed and mated with Yoruba to separate them from there own kind

    • midori29 says:

      Nope not true at all. Alec is an EXTREME black person most black Africans are not that dark. Black Africans come in all colors from light to dark. I am surprised on this site no one said she was part Chinese lol.

      100% Black Nigerian Igbo girl video she took a dna test

      • fuzzybear44 says:


        Quote(Alec is an EXTREME black person most black Africans are not that dark.)

        That’s because she’s a Dinka , and those are some of the blackest Africans you’ll find

    • midori29 says:

      @Medlacruz such a stereotypical comment. I just came accross this again. Your name sounds hispanic thats probably why you think the way you do. Many hispanics are the Most stereotypically wrong about Africans and whats worse all hispanics are part African by dna. Because you want to distinguish your self from black Africans you emphasize the LIE that all true Africans are dark skinned like Alek Wek. NOT TRUE FALSE. Even on the continent of Africa dark skinned complexions like Alek Wek are in the minority. South Sudanese are the darkest of all Africans. But real 100 percent black Africans come in many different skin tones from light caramel to black licorice and are pure 100 percent black African. Black Africans are the most diverse race on earth.

      • beatrizxx says:

        Maybe extremely dark skin like Sudanese people are minority.But most African as well known for being dark skin.Like most people in Europe have light skin. why admits it is so bad ? Have dark skin is something bad ? Because most African there I know have proud to begin dark skin.Differently from Africans American that run ways from this trait.

        • fuzzybear44 says:


          Africans American that run ways from this trait.?

          • beatrizxx says:

            Yes, absolutely true
            Only Africans American are obsessing to prove how light skin and light eyes black can be.
            In reality,it’s very different. Africans are diverse bla bla bla .But you can go in any African country,you can see most Africans are in dark Spectrum. And also they are proud of it. They don’t have inferiority complex because this.

          • andrew says:

            She is not “dark” or whatever for African standards. They have black skin, is that a big deal?

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