Aquafina Elite Model Look unveils 2016 finalists
After days of rigorous casting during which over 1,000 young male and female contestants converged on Lagos from all over Nigeria on July 30, a total of 60 contestants were pre-selected. Thereafter, the contestants’ images were sent to Paris for the final selection. They were pruned to the final 20 that vied for the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 for the crowning at the grand finale in Lagos on October 1.
The yearly event is a gateway to the glamorous world of international modeling and fashion for the winners in both male and female categories, as they will represent Nigeria alongside contestants from 80 other countries. They stand a chance of winning USD$150,000 at Elite Model Look International world finals. In addition, there is a chance for them to win a modeling contract with Elite Model Management worldwide and two years’ modeling contract with Beth Model Management 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. Other international models such as Cindy Crawford (U.S.), Tatjana Patitz (Germany), Stephanie Seymour (USA) are all products of the Elite Model Look.
While commenting on the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 final event, Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, (SBC), makers of Aquafina premium table water from the makers of Pepsi, Mr. Norden Thurston, said: “We cherish our partnership with Elite Model Agency Nigeria in providing the platform for young Nigerians to aspire to the peak of global modeling and fashion through the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria contest.”
Event organizers, Beth Model Management Africa Agency and Upfront & Personal, said the contestants would model outfits from several international and local fashion houses during this year’s final. Besides, they assured that a lot of entertainment awaits guests at the final.
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