As a teenager, Alek Wek shook up the fashion world – and inspired, among others, a young Lupita Nyong'o. The Sudanese supermodel tells Sali Hughes why quirky is good
Cover star of Elle magazine confronts painful past on visit to mark first anniversary of independence
Alek Wek, supermodel, 30, London
In the summertime, eating out means just that. Alastair Sawday, Mourad Mazouz, Jools Oliver and Alek Wek pick the brightest and breeziest restaurants.
Hannah Pool: The trouble with us black girls is that we all look alike. How's a chap supposed to be able to tell the difference between, say, Alek Wek and, um, another black woman who looks nothing like her?