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“I shot this for an Essence Magazine cover. This was a great shoot. Alek [Wek] is a pro. My goal was to capture her strength and beauty.” —Marc Baptiste

Alek Wek. This Sudanese supermodel has been a show-stopper since her first turn on the catwalk back in 1995, at age 18. With her flawless skin and beatific smile, Wek does her Dinka tribe proud. To read more about how she went from being a Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel.

“This shot was for Essence Magazine. It was a very good moment in Lauryn’s life. We had just come back from Jamaica where I shot her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover. We first met when we did [The Fugees] The Score cover.” —Marc Baptiste (1998)

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