By Tony Nwanne
Organisers of the yearly Aquafina Elite Model competition have unveiled the 20 finalists that will contest for this year’s edition.
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, will also be celebrated.
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.
After days of rigorous casting during which over 1,000 young male and female contestants converged in Lagos from all over Nigeria on 30th of July, a total number of 60 contestants were pre-selected, after which contestants images were sent to Paris for the final selection.
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 Model Management Africa.
Previous winners from Nigeria such as Mayowa Nicholas and Victor Ndigwe have made their marks on the global fashion scene with Victor and Mayowa modelling for top fashion labels and agencies around the world.
Other international models such as Cindy Crawford (USA), Tatjana Patitz (Germany), Stephanie Seymour (USA), are all products of the Elite Model Look.