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Davidson, Omoh win Aquafina Elite Model Look contest

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Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston, Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria (Aquafina EMLN) 2016 winner (male) Davidson Obennebo; winner (female), Omoh Momoh and III Rhymes, Aquafina EMLN host at the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria grand finale in Lagos recently

Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston, Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria (Aquafina EMLN) 2016 winner (male) Davidson Obennebo; winner (female), Omoh Momoh and III Rhymes, Aquafina EMLN host at the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria grand finale in Lagos recently

The Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 contest, held last weekend in Lagos, has produced winners. It was a night of glamour and glitz as celebrities and fashionistas thronged the Grand Ballroom of upscale Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, to witness the event.

For the 20 finalists, consisting of 10 males and 10 females, their eyes were set on winning the Aquafina Elite Model Look diadem and they were eager to show their stuff on the runway. After the ‘Meet the contestants,’ which was the first appearance, the contestants had opportunity to showcase all they have been taught in the Booth Camp. They were potting modeling Kamsi Tcharles’ casual wear made up of a combination of ankara and batik in the first passage.

They would later appear in other designs: swim suites, evening wear, corporate, designer glasses and so on. The contestants were pruned down to five each after the fourth passage: Ayeni, Ceejay, Chidera, Collins, and Davidson representing the males and Amarachi, Oma, Ruth, Omoh and Titi representing the females.

From the first passage, Davison showed lots of poise and comportment and was clearly heads and shoulders above the rest. The ladies’ contest was not different, as all the five contestants tried to outdo one another. At the end, the lot to announce the judges’ choice fell on the Head of Marketing Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston. Davidson and Omoh were announced winners in the male and female categories respectively. They received N1 million (one million naira) each from Aquafina premium drinking water, makers of Pepsi. They will represent Nigeria at the Elite Model Look international contest that will take place in Portugal in November.

Davidson Obennebo, a 400 level Economics student of Bells University, Ota, Ogun State, said he was excited at winning the Aquafina Elite model contest. His mother, Mrs. Ifeoma Obennebo, who was part of the cheering audience with her husband, said she was very happy that their only child has brought such a huge honour to the family.

Miss Omoh Momoh, one of the youngest on the Aquafina Elite Model Look runway, said she hopes to make a great career out of modeling as that has always been her passion. The 2016 edition is the fifth time Aquafina premium drinking water will be bankrolling the Elite Model Look contest. Nigerian music diva, Omawunmi, led other artistes to perform at the event.



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