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Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011 – 14 Finalists Revealed & All the Details on the Glitzy Finale



Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011 Finalists

Elite Model Look is the most renowned international modeling contest in the world. It is unique in providing the opportunity for young girls to enter the fashion world, become models and begin fabulous careers. The Elite Model Look contest is a prestigious event open to beginners with a professional aim: looking for and discovering the young hopefuls who will become the top models of the future.

Since 1983, Elite Model Look competition has discovered future industry luminaries. Super models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Tatjana Patitz, Claudia Schiffer, Karen Mulder, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Denisa Dvorakova and Gisele Bundchen were all discovered through Elite.

Consistently discovering the stars of tomorrow, Elite launches the careers of young models that dream of being one of the glamorous few and represented by the most prestigious modelling agency in the world.

For the 4th consecutive year, the Elite team toured Nigeria to offer a unique springboard to the girls that dream of becoming models.

The 2011 Elite Model Look Tour Nigeria, composed of 5 castings, in different Nigerian cities. The Elite casting team selected 50 girls from Lagos, Abuja. Port Harcourt, Enugu and Benin to participate in the national finals and 14 girls were selected to compete at the semi finals.

During this semi-finals, every contestant will have the opportunity to communicate their motivation for becoming a model. The jury will study their photogenic qualities and their personality, real assets needed to become a Top Model of tomorrow.

Sponsors of Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011 include: Mercedes Benz, The Avenue Suites, Moet & Chandon, Arise Magazine, Montaigne Place, Black Up, Cool FM, Reze Bonna Photography, Perfect Coordinators, Blush Beauty, BellaNaija and many more.

The show itself is in 4 segments.The New Urban section featuring Eki Orleans and Republic of Foreigner, Swimwear by Melissa Odabash (Temple Muse), Vintage with Virgos Lounge and Bridget Awosika as the closer and headliner. Jewellery by Kristos & Anita Quansah London.

The 14 finalists for the 2011 edition of Elite Model Look Nigeria are:

  • Oiza Olayebi
  • Rita Ojo
  • Ubi Mavefe
  • Sharon Egwurube
  • Funmilayo Adeoye
  • Saratu Iliyasu
  • Chinwe Princess Ejere
  • Udoma Owia
  • Rebecca Areola
  • Ruky Imalele
  • Ruth Okereafor
  • Oluwaseun Adebayo
  • Chidera Loveth Okoro
  • Dorathy Chizoba Alieze

The finalists will meet in Lagos on the 28th of August 2011 for 7 days of intensive preparation. They will showcase their talent during the Final Show that will be held on September 3rd 2011 at the Civic Center Lagos Nigeria.

The winner will join the finalists of 80 other countries and will participate in the prestigious World Final which will take place on December 6th 2011 in Shanghai with hopes of following in the footsteps of the Cindy Crawfords, Linda Evangelistas, and Gisele Bundchens of the modeling world, who all got a start to their modeling career thanks to the Elite Model Look contest.

Ticket Details

  • Front row seating
  • Black Carpet Photoshoot
  • Pre Show dinner
  • Photos with models and designers
  • Backstage tour
  • Complimentary Champagne
  • Vip passes for After party
  • Goodie Bags


  • 2nd Row Seating.
  • Complimentary Champagne
  • Goodie bags

General TICKETS: N10,000

  • General seating during the show

Ticket Hotline: 08033278752
Email: [email protected]
Tickets Outlet: Blush, 1388 Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos

Photo Credit: Reze Bonna Photography
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ is a media partner for the 2011 Elite Model Look Nigeria Competition


  1. wabba

    August 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    that is lovely models are looking really good. ticket prices are very reasonable. good luck to the models

  2. na so

    August 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    activities full lagos sha o…make una throw some come my side na *wink* anyways the models r pretty had to pick a fav from this pic

  3. titi

    August 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    i agree the models are pretty. no strong faces. pretty models.

  4. cookie

    August 23, 2011 at 12:04 am

    yea pretty models …unlike F O A

  5. pam

    August 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

    hian! fine fine girls oh. goodluck

  6. bukainzo

    August 23, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Wishing the models all d best. May the best one win

  7. tokunbo

    August 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

    so.. why do they all have long flowy hair? they are beautiful but sure wish they would stop portraying beauty by accentuating “western” physical features instead of our true features… afro puffs lol… we gotta love us some true African Features! 🙂

    • Urrgh

      August 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Oh shut up already!! People like fake hair…u cant control or change it so deal with it or leave them be..Damn!!

    • iice

      August 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      That is the norm in nigeria and models need to appeal to the masses…

  8. moses

    August 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    you go girl …………….. @chizobar alieze..

  9. love-me-jeje

    August 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

    these gurls fine o.
    Bella Naija pls upload/upgrade us with Kim Kad’s Wedding pix. u did the Royal wedding and this should’nt be diff. luv u guys!

  10. :)

    August 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Gorg. girls. The last girl squating on the right would be my pick, she like covergirl and runway material

  11. Nikki

    August 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Whew! That’s alot of weave!

  12. shi

    August 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Go Rukiiiiiiiii!!!!! We got ur back girl!!!!! UDSS benin,all the way

  13. mabel

    August 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The gurls are absolutely stunning!!! 9ja get fine babes sha!!!

  14. cathy

    August 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    awwwww may the best model win. luck luck

  15. AJCiti

    August 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Good luck to all the finanlists, they’re all super gorgeous. Black is beautiful 😉

  16. Demmy

    August 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    @ love-me-jeje. From what I heared on E! today, the picturescannot be used by anybody yet until the E! Speciial on their wedding which I think is on Sunday. 🙂

  17. gully

    August 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    theres nothing wrong in wearing fake hair but deez gyals all look the same . . . some would probably look better with short cutz or natural hair. get it. for example Amber Roses hair before was long, n she wasnt hot or exotic looking till she cut it.

  18. lolly

    August 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    ok… People stop lying! is it me or all these girls look sickly thin! *yuck*

    • On point!

      August 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm



    August 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    pretty people…may d best “girl” win!!! 😀

  20. istidele

    August 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    lets be greatful that the texture looks kinky straight

  21. sndra

    August 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    One word: HUNGER.

    • On point!

      August 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Nuff said! Lol,

  22. Berry lewis

    August 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Nice gals

  23. izzielady

    August 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    they all kinda look alike

  24. On point!

    August 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    It took models dying for d western fashion world to wake up to d dangers of anorexia…let’s pray we do not have to experience it to learn d dangers of allowing dese young girls to starve demselves so much dat it even affects der reproductive system later in life! Ekwucham!

  25. uk clean

    August 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    God! the girls are wow with big WWW, my baby pet wishes her dearest friend Rita Ojo Oliva best of lucks and she says she is always and will always continue to pray for her. the best girl should win anyway from me. 08037881796

  26. uk clean

    August 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Oghale Obi wishes Rita Obi best of lucks, success girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. wsb

    August 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    i think the idea behind the identical looks is to see who stands out even as a blank canvas [as Tyra Banks would say]. the first girl on the left squatting has some smouldering looks! Wish them all good luck 🙂

    • Clara

      August 26, 2011 at 9:08 am

      i agree

  28. toni

    August 28, 2011 at 3:08 am

    all the girls are incredibly gorgeous….they’re hairstyles seem to all be the same tho hmmphhh just stating

  29. Obi

    August 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Gorgeous models…

  30. Sylphlady261

    September 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Go Ruky Imalele… Success.i wish u d very best.

  31. posh

    September 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Alrite! Fine gals,model body,we no want ojoro o,dunno if elite model search abi na look hav ever had dos anoyin tendecies of givin d crown abi na prize to whomever they wish,okay! Long grammer,werrin I mean b say,make who deserve to win,WIN! Kpom!

  32. Obi

    September 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    1day 2 go

  33. Obi

    September 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    1day 2 go….,rita wins

  34. Obi

    September 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    D winner is…..

  35. Godwin Linus

    September 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Why is it that elitemodel only deal wit female, cuz am a male model insearch of an organization to belong to tankx

  36. @_Iyore

    October 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I know Ruth ! we went to same school in Nigeria !

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