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Alex Wek
"As radical as the impact of models like Iman, Beverley Johnson, and Naomi Campbell has been, it took Alex Wek in the 1990s to show the world that a dark-skinned model with strong sub-Saharan African features had what it took to do high fashion and commercial work—not just any work but cheerful, fierce, and explosive work that has gone on to inspire a generation, both in and outside the world of fashion."

Excerpt from Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion by Nigel Barker
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