Remember when Damilola Okunola and Funmilayo Akinjiola emerged winners of the Aquafina Elite Model Look competition last year? It’s time to crown the next set of Nigerian supermodels, and these are this year’s finalists.
After days of rigorous casting during which over 1,000 young male and female contestants converged on Lagos from all over Nigeria on 30th of July, a total of 60 contestants were pre selected, after which contestants images were sent to Paris for the final selection.
They were then cut down to the 20 finalists who will vie for the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 crown at the grand finale on October 1st at Oriental Hotel Lagos.
The annual event is a gateway to the glamorous world of international modelling for the winners as they will represent Nigeria alongside 80 other countries and stand a chance of winning $150,000 USD at Elite Model Look International world finals.
In addition there is also a chance to win a modelling contract with elite model management worldwide and two years modelling contract with Beth ModelManagement Africa.
Previous winners from Nigeria such as Mayowa Nicholas and Victor Ndigwe have made their mark on the global fashion scene with Victor and Mayowa modeling for top fashion labels and agencies around the world.
Other international models such as Cindy Crawford (USA), Tatjana Patitz (Germany), Stephanie Seymour (USA), etc are all products of the Elite Model Look.
The contestants will model outfits from several international and local fashion houses during this year’s finale in tune to performances from Omawumi and other top Nigerian artistes.
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