Benetton enlisted a diverse array of subjects for their Spring 2013 ad campaign, including Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek and Brazilian transsexual model, Lea T. The dynamic group of models strike energetic poses for photographer Giulio Rusitchelli’s camera in Benetton’s colorful Spring wardrobe.

In a fun video interview, they each speak honestly and openly about their personal lives and what the word “color” means to them.  Besides revealing that, like many women, she chooses outfit colors based on her mood, Alex Wek drops this inspirational gem: “You have to be able to accept yourself bad and good because there is no perfect.” We couldn’t agree more.

Watch her full campaign video below:



What do you think of Alek Wek for Benetton, Clutchettes?

  • The Mighty Quinn

    I LLLLLOVE ALEK WEK!!! The video is great and captures her beauty perfectly. I always loved her uniqueness but really came to love her when I passed her on the street in NYC. I automatically said hello and smiled to this passerby (I’m Southern) and she smiled back and said hello and then I went “holy shyte, that was Alek Wek!” I always say “Black people always speak (except in LA) and she was no exception.

  • Melissa

    I like the video. The bright colors looks beautiful against her skin.

  • Evelyn

    She’s Stunning. Inside and Out.

  • Child, Please

    I love Alek Wek and am glad she’s still at her A-game in the fashion world!

  • Whatever

    I had a similar experience, I saw her sitting on a stoop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and she STUNNING! and yes, very friendly. Love her.

  • afropolitaine

    her English is perfectly clear, albeit not an American accent, so why are there subtitles?!

  • jamesfrmphilly

    so i can see it without sound…

  • MommieDearest

    Loved the video. Love her. Her skin is flawless- it reminds me of those black velvet paintings from the 70′s; silky smooth, lush and luminous.

  • mikey kun

    I have always been a fan of Alex Wek,she’s stunning and a top model, hearing these beautiful words she said in the video just made me love her even more.

  • Treece

    Simply beautiful, and I loved her message. Made me smile this morning : )

  • Brokejetsetter

    Benetton has this infatuation with dark women and I love it!

  • kaybee

    Very beautiful model

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  • Mademoiselle

    I was wondering the same thing. All the other videos are subtitled in different languages from the one the models is speaking

  • ruggie

    I have mixed feelings about Benetton from their questionable ads over the years but I do love this one, and Alek Wek is awesome. This campaign really celebrates color, the clothes and her skin tone.

  • Ayak

    She is South Sudanese – that’s different from Sudanese.

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