People: Apr. 27, 1998

WEK STICKS OUT HER NECK

Does a good-looking messenger make the message clearer? ALEK WEK is the fashion industry's current darling, scoring the cover of Elle and MTV's model-of-the-year award. And now both the U.S. Committee for Refugees and aid organization World Vision have signed Wek up to wake people up to the plight of displaced families in Sudan, her war-torn homeland. She spent her 21st birthday appealing for help for a country where more civilians have died unnecessarily than in the conflicts in Somalia, the former Zaire and Bosnia combined. And while Wek may not be able to list facts...

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