Alek Wek does not repersent Beutiful African Women

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#1 Nov 25, 2008
Or African people ... so when I see postings where Alek Wek is somehow supposed to represent beautiful African women ... I cringe in the fact that African women only have Alek Wek when it comes to defining their beauty ... When I think about African women ... I think about diversity ... even though African women come in all shapes and sizes they all have something about them that no sane man can resist ... hips and curves ... beautiful and extremely clear skin ... full lips ... elegant personality ...beautiful facial features ... high cheek bones ... and pride .

What I don't understand is why some people choose to close their eyes from such beauty ... instead they choose a representation who has nothing physically in common with most African women ... don't get me wrong I'm proud that she was able to make a great living for herself but no way is she the definition of beautiful African women ... no way ... she's tall and uniquely different ... shes not modeling because shes considered beautiful or sexy ... That's why I don't understand why people choose to capitalize one look as what a true full blooded African women should look like ... coughAlekWekcough ... don't get me wrong I do consider her a work ... but she's not what i consider beautiful ... Most African men and women would agree... Alek Wek like many other fashion models are not modeling because there considered beautiful ... there modeling because there different and interesting... being African myself ( Tutsi / Nubian )... I know what African beauty is ... I've experienced it first hand ...=)...dark skinned , light skinned , medium toned , red , high chhek bones , low cheek bones , tall , average , long nose , button nose , curves , stick thin , long hair , short hair , curly , thick , slanted eyes , almond , proud , and shy ... and on and on ... Alek Wek is just not what African beauty represents ... no one other then some southern Sudanese actually resemble her ... so how can she represent African beauty ... how can she ???

Since: May 08

Windhoek, Namibia

#2 Nov 25, 2008
She is just modelling because she has a nice symmetrical face and the body too,i don't think that she is modelling to represent the beauty of african women even though she has features that are seen as beautiful by many people's standards in the modelling industry..

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#3 Nov 25, 2008
Greggriffin111 wrote:
Or African people ... so when I see postings where Alek Wek is somehow supposed to represent beautiful African women ... I cringe in the fact that African women only have Alek Wek when it comes to defining their beauty ... When I think about African women ... I think about diversity ... even though African women come in all shapes and sizes they all have something about them that no sane man can resist ... hips and curves ... beautiful and extremely clear skin ... full lips ... elegant personality ...beautiful facial features ... high cheek bones ... and pride .
What I don't understand is why some people choose to close their eyes from such beauty ... instead they choose a representation who has nothing physically in common with most African women ... don't get me wrong I'm proud that she was able to make a great living for herself but no way is she the definition of beautiful African women ... no way ... she's tall and uniquely different ... shes not modeling because shes considered beautiful or sexy ... That's why I don't understand why people choose to capitalize one look as what a true full blooded African women should look like ... coughAlekWekcough ... don't get me wrong I do consider her a work ... but she's not what i consider beautiful ... Most African men and women would agree... Alek Wek like many other fashion models are not modeling because there considered beautiful ... there modeling because there different and interesting... being African myself ( Tutsi / Nubian )... I know what African beauty is ... I've experienced it first hand ...=)...dark skinned , light skinned , medium toned , red , high chhek bones , low cheek bones , tall , average , long nose , button nose , curves , stick thin , long hair , short hair , curly , thick , slanted eyes , almond , proud , and shy ... and on and on ... Alek Wek is just not what African beauty represents ... no one other then some southern Sudanese actually resemble her ... so how can she represent African beauty ... how can she ???
I don't think she "represents" African beauty, as much as she is one example of it.
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Laurel, MD

#4 Nov 25, 2008
I don't think there is anything beautiful about Alek Wek but of course that's just my opinion. I think the reason she is always hailed up as the face of African beauty because she is what most people consider "pure" or the "most" African even though Africa is the most diverse continent in the world in terms of human phenotypes.
Attagirl

United States

#6 Nov 25, 2008
She's not ugly. She is attractive. She has a different kind of beauty and appeal that is uniquely her own. Leave her alone.

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#9 Nov 25, 2008
^ Now Atong Arjork represent beauty ... along with the other women I posted other then Alek Wek .
Sheep Herder

Laurel, MD

#11 Nov 25, 2008
Greggriffin111 wrote:
I agree. She looks too masculine IMO. The only reason why can't call her ugly or unaatractive is because people have decided that her look is the epitome of *blackness* and *pure* africanness.

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“This was so much FUN!”

Since: Sep 08

Thomasville, GA

#13 Nov 25, 2008
You dont have to be pretty to be a model......

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#14 Nov 25, 2008
Greggriffin111 wrote:
She dosen't even look like a women to me ... her face resembles a young Southern Sudanese boy ... she has no feminine features ...
She was a runway model..........in case you haven't noticed, most of them
have surfboard like bodies lol......and a lot of them, i wouldn't even consider pretty, its mainly because of their body type....BUT i wil say, i think she is gorgeous

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#15 Nov 25, 2008
JohnnyQ wrote:
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I don't think she "represents" African beauty, as much as she is one example of it.
exactly.........Karoline Kurkova is pretty big right now, and i don't think everyone thinks she represents all women from Europe LOL
real italian

Torchiarolo, Italy

#16 Nov 25, 2008
She represents herself. She's from Sudan
One face cannot represent a continent
real italian

Torchiarolo, Italy

#17 Nov 25, 2008
Kristen_08 wrote:
You dont have to be pretty to be a model......
Are you hoping to be a model?:D
very nice new pic ;)

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Since: Sep 08

Thomasville, GA

#18 Nov 25, 2008
real italian wrote:
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Are you hoping to be a model?:D
very nice new pic ;)
no...they want u to be a size zero and thts not cute at all. modelling would be fun....but im focused on school right now
RAGGA 007

Staten Island, NY

#19 Nov 25, 2008
ALEX WEK is BEAUTIFUL.
youngin

Riverdale, IL

#20 Nov 25, 2008
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#21 Nov 25, 2008
I heard that the more you see a face and get used to it, and the more you find it attractive. People are not used to seeing african features in the media,may be that's why some don't find Alek attractive.She is different from the standard they're used to seeing...

Since: Oct 08

Tangerang, Indonesia

#22 Nov 25, 2008
Maybe Alek Wek is not the pretty type
but i think her looks are very distictive

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Since: Nov 08

Harvey, IL

#23 Nov 25, 2008
I be honest, Alek Wek is not attractive in my opinion. She looks too dude-ish in my opinion. Have you notice in the media they usually only show the most dude-ish African women and convince people what pure African women looks like. They never show the beautiful Africans. I think they pick her because she is tall and have the skinny model like body, which is common among Dinka-Sudanese women.

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