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New York, 11 August 2011

Ms. Alek Wek associates herself to the thanks expressed by President Deiss to the youth-led organizations which made the success of this High-level Meeting possible. 

Ms. Wek draws upon her own experiences as a refugee to help highlight the plight of the world’s dispossessed and as a member of the US Committee For Refugees’ Advisory Council, campaigns to raise the profile of humanitarian causes especially in the Sudan. However, Ms. Wek’s career also redefined the traditional understanding of beauty, thereby promoting dialogue and mutual understanding. Ms. Wek is giving other young fashion hopefuls from around the world the opportunity to be discovered and get a head start on the fashion career ladder along with HotNewFace.com and Storm Models. Watch Ms. Wek at the United Nations Headquarters in New York:




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