On the 18th of July 2010, Beth Modelling Agency – The organizers of the Elite Model Look contest in Nigeria held a media event to announce the 12 finalists of the Elite Model Search Nigeria 2010 contest. After a rigorous casting session that saw aspiring models from all over the country enter for their chance to attain supermodel status, 12 girls were chosen as Elite Model Look Nigeria 2010 finalists. They are Abiola Adeyemi, Nwando Ebeledike, Oluwakemi Faleye, Marvis Offor, Bukola Eyinade, Oghogho Obrutse, Chioma Nzenwa, Chika Emmanuel, Delphine Okobah, Onyechi Anita Chialuka, Beauty Osenwegie and Isioma Usama.
The event was also an opportunity for the press to meet the sponsors of the event – Mercedes Benz was represented by Mirko Plath while Funke Olufon represented Quintessentially. BellaNaija.com, the official media partner of the event was represented by Jite Ovueraye of BainStone.
Through the years, the Elite Model Look International contest has offered aspiring models a chance to start a career in international modeling at the highest level. In September, selected contestants will participate in a “model boot camp” for a week of intensive grooming. This training will cover all the professional aspects of modeling. The grooming exercise will have the 12 finalists experience and undergo fitness training, makeovers, nutrition lectures, professional photo sessions and rehearsals for the finale. There are plans to film the bootcamp for a TV special.
The Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale will take place on the 12th of September 2010 at the Civic Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. One winner will be chosen and she will go on to represent Nigeria in the Elite Model Look International contest scheduled to hold in Shanghai, China on the 10th of October 2010.
The Elite Model Look International finale will be broadcast in over 80 countries and will feature over 80 Contestants chosen via their respective country contests.
The winner will receive an international modeling contract with Elite Model Management – New York.
Below is a photo of the finalists as well as photos of guests at the event. BN will bring you a more detailed feature on the 12 finalists soon.