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EMLN 2015 Winners Funmilayo Akinjiola & Damilola Okunola Arrive in Milan for the World Finals!



The 2015 Elite Model Look Nigeria winners – Funmilayo Akinjiola and Damilola Okunola are in Milan, Italy for the Elite Model Look World Finals!

Here they will compete with over 30 other models & EML winners from different countries around the globe for the title of Elite Model Look World winners!

Elite Model Look World Finals - BellaNaija - November 2015

The finale officially kicks off today and Funmi & Dami are already getting into the grove of things. They touched down in Milan yesterday, and are sharing their journey via Instagram – @FunmiAkinjiola & @Damiluntus.

Funmilayo Akinjiola & Damilola Okunola - BellaNaija - November 2015

Holding for the first time in Milan, the competition will also give away an award for The Most Popular Model – presented to the finalist with the biggest following on Twitter & Facebook. So support Nigerian talent with those social media posts!

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Check out their stats;

Name: Funmilayo Akinjiola

Funmilayo Akinjiola - BellaNaija - November 2015
Age: 17 yrs
Where she’s from: Lagos, Nigeria
What song she’s listening to most right now:”What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber
How she describes her style: Casual, comfortable, chic
Her motto: Follow your dreams and live in line with God’s plan
Like her on Facebook, retweet about her and follow her on Instagram – @FunmiAkinjiola

She walked the runway at the recently held Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015. See some of her runway looks below;

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Name: Damilola Okunola

Damilola Okunola - BellaNaija - November 2015
Age: 19 yrs
Where he’s from: Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, Nigeria.
His passions: I read a lot of fashion magazines, to stay in the know. Hair styling is one of my passions.
His motto: I believe so much in faith. My motto is “God never sleeps nor slumbers”.
How he describes his style: Classic
Like him on Facebook, retweet about him and follow him on Instagram – @Damiluntus.

He walked the runway for the recently held Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015. See some of his runway looks below;

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We didn’t win last year, but hopefully the world will see just how deserving these Nigerian models are! Good luck!
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Photo Credit: @Damiluntus | @FunmiAkinjiola (Instagram)

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  1. E.A

    November 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Congrats to them, wish them all the lucky. P.s lol wanted to ask is everyone in Nigeria from Lagos?

  2. Mz Titilitious

    November 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    ha 17yrs and 19yrs *runs away* O..O

  3. aikay

    November 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Sorry I’m not feeling d guy oh, he looks hungry and mal nourished like Alek Wek. Male models ain’t supposed to be too thin abeg.

    • elsa

      November 20, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Yea, except that Alex Wek went ahead and became a world class super model. Don’t hate.

  4. R8album

    November 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Male model no be am but thats was europeans love. Angry looking malnourished type africans with strong feachures….na wa

  5. Lydia

    November 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Go Funmi!!!

  6. Tosin

    November 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm


  7. SugaMama

    November 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Damilola’s face! My my! Go D!

  8. Drknite

    November 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Best of luck to them. I’m sure they will represent the mother country well.

  9. Fabulous B

    November 20, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Please, let’s vote for them and can as well wish them well. They need our support. Just a minute or less to do it

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