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Still Stunning! Agbani Darego

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She is a modern Nigerian icon. Along with Oluchi, Agbani Darego helped revolutionize the modelling industry and revive beauty pageantry in Nigeria. Ever since Agbani was crowned as Miss World 2001, she was placed on a pedestal and is considered as a role model for many young Nigerian ladies aiming to be beauty queens. Soon after her win, she was spotted in international publications including US Vogue and Essence. She also featured in international campaigns for cosmetic giant L’oreal. For the past few years, many have been asking ‘where is Agbani?’. The only recent spotting was at the ARISE show at New York Fashion week earlier this year. Great news for Agbani fans – she is doing well and still looks absolutely gorgeous! Agbani is based in New York, signed to Ford Model Management and attends New York University. Though she is no longer a full-time model, she hit the catwalks at the recent Spring/Summer 2010 New York Fashion Week shows and has reportedly been signed as the new face of international sportswear brand Lotto Sport Italia in Africa. For the next few years, she will appear in brand ads and act as a brand ambassador. See some recent photos of Agbani below:

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Agbani at New York Fashion Week – September 2009
Elie Tahari Spring 2010 Show
Agbani Elie Tahari

42 Comments

  1. yinkuslolo

    October 5, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Get it girl! She still looks very beautiful. I had forgotten about her for a hot second.

  2. Ladi

    October 5, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Agbani looks great! All the models/ celebs seem to go to NYU. (Hmmm, grad school list)

  3. Nice Anon

    October 5, 2009 at 3:09 am

    The chic that started the whole skinny craze. She looks good.

  4. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    October 5, 2009 at 3:35 am

    she still dey schl!!!i also saw her on a CVS poster

  5. felicia

    October 5, 2009 at 6:19 am

    she still looking skinny…very beautiful. i love her height.

  6. Mike

    October 5, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I am not impress with the stature. African ladies are known to have some flesh that compliments their good frame.

  7. 2 gems (Dith)

    October 5, 2009 at 8:45 am

    she stl looks awesome!!

  8. jaybee

    October 5, 2009 at 9:20 am

    i used to luv her,until she exposed her breast during the deola sagoe show,she shldnt forget she’s an african lady ,modelln or not..its gud she’s back in school anyway.

  9. Sola

    October 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

    She’s really beautiful 🙂

  10. Cutiepie

    October 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Where this girl dey sef????

  11. Juno

    October 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I still remember the night she won the Miss World crown….we were all so very excited and happy for her. She’s always been ‘lepa’ and beautiful. I have a feeling she’ll age even more gracefully esp after having kids and getting some meat in the right places a la Oluchi. 9ja is blessed!

  12. felicia

    October 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    she is still very beautiful. i like her height

  13. Nwuese

    October 6, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Exposed breasts ARE African culture.

  14. eggone

    October 6, 2009 at 1:50 am

    exposed breasts is as African as it gets. The europeans ‘sexualised’ i.e is made it a symbol of sex. So i don’t understand this your ‘she is african comment’.

  15. Claire

    October 6, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Hail Abuloma…. My fellow alma mater..keep the flag flying….

  16. KK

    October 6, 2009 at 5:55 am

    i beg give me the Elvina Ibrus anyday over these Agbani types!!

  17. KK

    October 6, 2009 at 5:56 am

    blessed with skinny girls??

  18. BRIDGET OTUBOR

    October 6, 2009 at 10:37 am

    is good to see her!!!am so glad she went back to school

  19. silkywave

    October 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    She is too skinnyy!!

  20. rowls

    October 7, 2009 at 12:04 am

    she is luking really good n am glad she is actually pursuing her ambition in lyfe further.
    well as for those who are commenting saying she is skinny she is dis and dat well i think is tyme we all nigerians grow up and atleast appreciate wat people are duing and not discouraging them, it is high time we all cum out of that little shell of ours and explore wat is going on around us more.

  21. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    October 7, 2009 at 2:31 am

    mehn..she is not looking her best on d Ellie Tahari runway!

    @ Mike which African ladies.Is there one African lady ?abi you were born blind?havent you seen Africans of all shapes and sizes…

  22. Na wetin

    October 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    To each his own…u love fat..others love skinny..end of story..now husshh!

  23. joy

    October 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    She is really stunning.

  24. mary

    October 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    She makes SKINNY sexy

  25. Genny N

    October 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Gosh! Why is she talking with her nose? I didn’t even know she was saying her name at the beginning.

  26. silver

    October 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Agbana has always bein SKINNY. believe it or nt we hv skinny african women. am sick of people sayin being skinny is nt african. we hv all body types in africa….get ova it.

  27. silver

    October 9, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    she didn’t do it on purpose. it was a was a wardrobe malfunction… i wonda where our self righteousness as nigerians has taken us to…

  28. silver

    October 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    d advantage of bein an ‘Agbani’ is seen fully afta child birth.. den all dose who called u skinny actually start envying u… so there are advantages…

  29. Portable

    October 11, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Na yankee fone naw…lol

  30. wale oloroo gbogbo bigs boy

    October 14, 2009 at 7:56 am

    9ja girlz must form..lol

  31. mj

    October 14, 2009 at 8:42 am

    is it me or has she gotten even skinnier since miss world? if so, that’s sad. i loved her look back then. she was slim enough

  32. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    October 14, 2009 at 9:15 am

    lol she sounds like stephanie okereke

  33. wow!

    October 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    So I guess that means you’re fat eh? 🙂

  34. jbaby

    October 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    i tire oh. exactly wat i was thinking when i first watched it. it doesnt even fit her.

  35. wendy

    October 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    she borrow beauty 4 miss world?

  36. Trendy

    November 2, 2009 at 11:41 am

    u’re mean! laughs

  37. olla

    December 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    yeah she’s skinny but thats why she’s a runway model n dats why the rest of us normal weight pple are everyday people. gimme dat skinny look plus her glamourous life n i’ll happily swap it for my voluptious look n boring as fart life.

  38. donkin

    November 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I wouldnt give her a second look,nothing appealling to me about her!!

  39. blob

    November 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    has she got a daughter called chineme or lorraine??

  40. Stella Otuore

    February 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    hot hot hot love love love muuah

  41. nimi napoleon ibama

    April 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    for crying out loud,”bad belle commentatorz”,4 1nce appreciate a successful NIgerian and stop BEEFING,AGBANI U ARE GREAT,AINT NO DISPUTE ABOUT THAT N BELL E AS WELL.KIP IT UP.

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