DO YOU THINK ALEX WEK is BEAUTIFUL?

DO YOU THINK ALEX WEK is BEAUTIFUL?

Created by shes too dark on Jun 3, 2011

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You're kidding. Right?

She'd B ugly even if she was light skinned

I don't get the whole Alex Wek thing

Is she somehow realted to Grace Jones?

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“HOREM AKHET”

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#1 Jun 3, 2011
That's a rhetorical question.

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#2 Jun 3, 2011
Yes, I think she is. She's just not what one would compare to the European standard of beauty, so it might be just a little over your head.
warriorking

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#3 Jun 3, 2011
She's ok but this african lady is what I consider hot & Beautiful
Shel6333

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#4 Jun 3, 2011
warriorking wrote:
She's ok but this african lady is what I consider hot & Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =U_zOOPNgA_AXX
Yes, that lady is far prettier than Alek Wek would ever wish to be. There are alot of Black women in the world that are more beautiful.
warriorking

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#5 Jun 3, 2011
Shel6333 wrote:
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Yes, that lady is far prettier than Alek Wek would ever wish to be. There are alot of Black women in the world that are more beautiful.
Exactelly, I will take a oluchi over a alek wek in a heartbeat

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#6 Jun 3, 2011
warriorking wrote:
She's ok but this african lady is what I consider hot & Beautiful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =U_zOOPNgA_AXX
Yes, she is pretty, but I could easily compare her to European standards of beauty--which is my point. It's so much easier for most people to say a person is beautiful if they look more like the European standard of beauty, but if they deviate too much from that---it's a problem and all of a sudden they are not as "beautiful" in some people's eyes.

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#7 Jun 3, 2011
warriorking

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#8 Jun 3, 2011
TDL wrote:
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Yes, she is pretty, but I could easily compare her to European standards of beauty--which is my point. It's so much easier for most people to say a person is beautiful if they look more like the European standard of beauty, but if they deviate too much from that---it's a problem and all of a sudden they are not as "beautiful" in some people's eyes.
Well I don't see anything European about her, she has been considered hot and beautiful with her natural hair, and etc since the begining of her career decades ago:


But these african actresses are considered beautiful to african men(including me) and women as well with no european standard of beauty in them at all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Any way maybe you mean in thhe westernized world.

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#9 Jun 3, 2011
@ TDL stop dividing blacks, as into western standards of beauty and African standards. I sorry but facial feautres when they are balanced on any face are beautiful, on any skin tone or on any race. I'm sorry but Alek Wek is not that attractive to me but I think Ataui Deng Wek's cousin is cute and Ajak Deng is beautiful. Like stop attributing features blacks and whites have as automatically belonging to the whites, we have them too. And if whites find a look which is slighty similar to their own appealing, that is their issue.

I think Alek Wek personality has everything to do with making her beautiful, her smile, soul and essence give her her glow!
warriorking

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#10 Jun 3, 2011
Noplum wrote:
http://devoutfashion.tumblr.co m/post/6115980044
Immense dark beauty!
Agreed

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#11 Jun 3, 2011
Nothing in my post was disrespectful in any way to Ms.Alek Wek -- so to the illiterate coon that judged my post as clueless,and "mean" - maybe you need to google what a "rhetorical question" is - moron.

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#12 Jun 3, 2011
warriorking wrote:
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Well I don't see anything European about her, she has been considered hot and beautiful with her natural hair, and etc since the begining of her career decades ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =s4dr-CxJiPgXX
But these african actresses are considered beautiful to african men(including me) and women as well with no european standard of beauty in them at all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Any way maybe you mean in thhe westernized world.


No, I don't mean just her hair, although that is part of it. I am also referring to her facial features. She is what many people could call, as well as the lady above, "a white girl dipped in chocolate". She doesn't deviate too far from the "look" that you would see most black models in the mainstream, African or American would have more or less--even if they lack the narrow nose, they still have the same type of bone structures, the very thin faces, etc. I don't know if you get what I mean.

Like Awek's cheeks, although she has high cheek bones, her cheeks are still very prominate, and she has thicker lips, her head is more round than long and narrow, and her nose is also broad---this is not mainstream, looking at the various black models, including the lady you mentioned. Like I said, for a lot of people if you deivate tooo much from that "standard", they don't see it as attractive.

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#13 Jun 3, 2011
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@ TDL stop dividing blacks, as into western standards of beauty and African standards. I sorry but facial feautres when they are balanced on any face are beautiful, on any skin tone or on any race. I'm sorry but Alek Wek is not that attractive to me but I think Ataui Deng Wek's cousin is cute and Ajak Deng is beautiful. Like stop attributing features blacks and whites have as automatically belonging to the whites, we have them too. And if whites find a look which is slighty similar to their own appealing, that is their issue.
I think Alek Wek personality has everything to do with making her beautiful, her smile, soul and essence give her her glow!
I never said that those features belong to white people or that only white people had them; I simply said it's the white standard of beauty; you need to try again. I agree that facial features that are balanced on one's face can make them loook beautiful, but since you do not think Alex is attractive, maybe you can explain to me how her features are not balanced?

...and personality has nothing to do with being a model, period. A model is a model, which is what she is.

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#14 Jun 3, 2011
..and I am also not the one who is doing the dividing in terms of western and African standards of beauty---it's those who look at Alex and think she is hideous who do, so check yourself girl.

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#15 Jun 3, 2011
rameses326 wrote:
Nothing in my post was disrespectful in any way to Ms.Alek Wek -- so to the illiterate coon that judged my post as clueless,and "mean" - maybe you need to google what a "rhetorical question" is - moron.
It was probably the same one who put a cluess icon by my name because they lack reading comprehension and obviously have nothing productive to say or anything to counter what I have said. Or they may have done that because a light actually just went on in their heads and they aren't use to that. Who knows?
wooojoiiojooo

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#16 Jun 3, 2011
TDL wrote:
..and I am also not the one who is doing the dividing in terms of western and African standards of beauty---it's those who look at Alex and think she is hideous who do, so check yourself girl.
You're making a very easy thing really really hard.

Alek Wek just isn't that attractive to most people. It's not because she's black so don't go there

These are attractive black models:

Gaye Macdonald:
http://www.modelsandmoguls.com/wp-content/upl...

Nadine Willis:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__B9vczVkWpo/SE7QeR-...

Kendal Brown:
http://img.poptower.com/pic-31914/kendal-brow...

If someone isn't attractive to the masses, they just aren't attractive to the masses. It's like you saying over & over again that we're supposed to find Gaborey Sidibe attractive when we just don't.

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#17 Jun 3, 2011
TDL wrote:
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No, I don't mean just her hair, although that is part of it. I am also referring to her facial features. She is what many people could call, as well as the lady above, "a white girl dipped in chocolate". She doesn't deviate too far from the "look" that you would see most black models in the mainstream, African or American would have more or less--even if they lack the narrow nose, they still have the same type of bone structures, the very thin faces, etc. I don't know if you get what I mean.
Like Awek's cheeks, although she has high cheek bones, her cheeks are still very prominate, and she has thicker lips, her head is more round than long and narrow, and her nose is also broad---this is not mainstream, looking at the various black models, including the lady you mentioned. Like I said, for a lot of people if you deivate tooo much from that "standard", they don't see it as attractive.
What are you going on about Genevieve is Nigerian, Alek Wek is Sudanese, now just because Nigeria is a more popular country and many stars come from there today, means her face is more usual than others but she is not westernize looking or white girl dipped in chocolate. It is just because Alek Wek being from a place which isn't well known, Sudan, comes off as looking somewhat rare and some how more authentic African looking, which is not the truth. I am Nigerian and we look different. If places like Sudan and Kenya became really mainstream in ways of televison etc you would see a lot more of these same types of faces. As Ajak and Ataui Deng both have the similar round face, as welll as Ajuma .

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#18 Jun 3, 2011
^^^Obviously, this clown can't read either.

Just because she's black? I never said that rofl.

You just had to get in on the conversation, I suppose, even in the process making yourself look foolish.

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wooojoiiojooo

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#19 Jun 3, 2011
TDL wrote:
^^^Obviously, this clown can't read either.
Just because she's black? I never said that rofl.
You just had to get in on the conversation, I suppose, even in the process making yourself look foolish.
next?
Really? I thought you kept saying that Genevieve looks like a white girl dipped in chocolate
TDL wrote:
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No, I don't mean just her hair, although that is part of it. I am also referring to her facial features. She is what many people could call, as well as the lady above, "a white girl dipped in chocolate". She doesn't deviate too far from the "look" that you would see most black models in the mainstream, African or American would have more or less--even if they lack the narrow nose, they still have the same type of bone structures, the very thin faces, etc. I don't know if you get what I mean.
Hence - if Genevieve's a "white girl dipped in chocolate" - it's Alek's 'black features' that make her unattractive to the masses according to you.

So... what were you saying about looking foolish?

... ehem NEXT XD

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#21 Jun 3, 2011
Noplum wrote:
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What are you going on about Genevieve is Nigerian, Alek Wek is Sudanese, now just because Nigeria is a more popular country and many stars come from there today, means her face is more usual than others but she is not westernize looking or white girl dipped in chocolate. It is just because Alek Wek being from a place which isn't well known, Sudan, comes off as looking somewhat rare and some how more authentic African looking, which is not the truth. I am Nigerian and we look different. If places like Sudan and kenya became really mainstream in ways of televison etc you would see a lot more of these same types of faces. As Ajak and Ataui Deng both have the similar round face, as welll as Ajuma .
The fact that Nigeria is a more popular country may have something to do with it, however, I seriously doubt that's the entire story. Her face as "more usual" in what sense? I know, just like you do,that African people are diverse in the way they look, she is simply one look, just like Alex is another, lol and her look is not specific to Sudanese people either, as they obviously don't all look the same. There are many black women in the acting and modeling industry who look similar to her (Gene)and there is a reason for that.

Just look at most of the black models in the states, almost all of them have similar features, which I am saying is the European standard of beauty (what they consider acceptable beauty), which says OK--yes, she can pass because she has the "right" facial features lol. Ask any black female in modeling or trying to get into modeling--mainstream. The same reasoning falls behind why you may see a white model who looks "different" from your average white model.

Now the motive of the people who made Alex a model anyone can take a stab at, one can say it was due to them trying to use a more "authentic African look"---yes, if you'd like to believe that her look is more authentic African--then they works for you, but that's beside the point and most people with any common sense would know better.

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