The African continent has produced lots of great models who have walked the best runways in the world and we keep producing new ones to take over from the greats and do more for Africa.

The National Casting for the 2017 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria took place in Lagos on the 26th of August 2017 at the Eko Hotel And Suites with over 1000 young aspiring models in attendance. A total of 100 contestants were preselected and had their images sent to the Elite Management in Paris for final selection.

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The internationally recognized competition is known for discovering supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio including Nigerian supermodels such as Chika Emmanuella, Mayowa Nicholas, Victor Ndigwe.

This platform has given these models the opportunity to walk the runways of top international brands such as; Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M as well as feature in international campaigns for Hermes, Chanel, Balmain, Victoria Secret and many more.

These young models will compete for the opportunity to live their dreams while following in the footsteps of international supermodels like Cindy Crawford & Gisele Bundchen, as well as Nigerian supermodels like Mayowa Nicholas, Victor Ndigwe & Davidson Obennebo whose journeys started with Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria.

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Mayowa Nicholas went on to be the first Nigerian in a Dolce & Gabana campaign.

Victor Ndigwe was the finest Nigerian model to take part in the Paris, Milan & London fashion weeks

Last year’s winner Davidson Obennebo, went on to win the Elite Model Look World Finale and is the first African to win in 33 years. He has already modelled in Paris Fashion Week and Milan with the likes of Versace, Balmain and Givenchy, Davidson is still considered to be a new face in the industry. The 20 models who went on to the final event were selected based on their natural beauty, photogenic quality, poise, personality, attitude & character.

Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria is unique in providing a launching pad for young boys & girls to enter the fashion world and build fabulous modelling careers

The grand finale of the Aquafina Elite Model Look 2017 held on Sunday at Eko Hotel and Suites.

It was also a major event as the #AquafinaEMLN team marked their 10th anniversary.

Models, media personalities, actors and all fashion lovers brought on their A-game at the event dressing up according to the theme of the night: Haute Couture.


Models Tobi (Female Category) and Stephen (Male Category) on Sunday 8th October emerged the 2017 winners of the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria (EMNL).

Congratulations to the young talented models who emerged winners out of 20 finalists.

They will now go ahead and compete at the Elite Model Look World.



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