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Exclusive: Check Out the Top 20 Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 Finalists!



The Elite Model Look Nigeria team, for the 33rd consécutive year, is thrilled to announce that elite is organizing another edition of their modeling contest as 20 models will grace the runway on the 1st of 0ctober, 2016 and 2 winners (Male and Female) will emerge to represent Nigeria at the international competition and to follow in the footsteps of top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Sigrid Agren, Constance Jablonski, Mayowa Nicholas and Victor Ndigwe.

Aquafina Premium Drinking Water is partnering with Elite Model Look Nigeria again, as Aquafina continues to celebrate inner beauty because real beauty is pure and comes within.

The National casting for the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 competition held in Lagos on the 30th of July with over 1000 girls and boys in attendance. A total of 60 contestants were pre-selected, after which contestants images were sent to Paris for the final selection. The contestants were cut to these final 20 finalists.


  • Oyinloye David
  • Obennebo Davidson
  • Korede Ayeni
  • Ilo Ceejay
  • Sodiq Ibrahim
  • Atewologun Ololade
  • Egwuonwu Chidera
  • Onyejekwe Collins
  • Nnochirionye Promise
  • Salami Anjola Imran

SODIQ comp SALAMI comp PROMISE comp ola comp DAVIDSON comp DAVID comp collin com CHIDERA comp CEE JAY comp AYENI comp


  • Demurin Blessing
  • Ndah Gift
  • Ironkwe Amarachi
  • Fawaz Zahra
  • Duyile Titilayo
  • Omoh Momoh
  • Akele Ruth
  • Egwuonwu Oma
  • Duru Jessica
  • Emechebe Obianuju

AMARACHI comp BLESSING copy GIFT comp JESSICA comp OMA comp OMOH comp# RUTH comp TITI comp UJU comp ZAHRA comp


During the National finale, the 20 selected contestants will be welcomed to the elite boot camp for a unique and unbelievable experience, supervised by a professional team. The models will be accommodated in the boot camp for 7 days, makeovers, photo shoots, fitting and rehearsals have been scheduled to introduce the contestants to the world of modelling.  The selection of the contestants will be based on physical criteria natural beauty, photogenic, body, elegance and personality, character, motivation, attitude.

The winners of the EMLN 2016 will represent Nigeria alongside 80 other countries and will stand a chance of winning $150,000 USD at Elite Model Look International world finals. They will also have a chance to win a modelling contract with elite model management worldwide and a two-year modelling contract with Beth Model Management Africa.

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 is sponsored by AQUAFINA, Mac, Veuve Cliquot, Byfne, Sari Signature, BellaNaija and more.

Event Details:
Saturday 1st October 2016
Contact: 09031189791

For more information, sponsorship and enquiries please contact: 08033278752 | Email: [email protected] website: | Facebook: | Follow them on Instagram: @elitemodellooknigeria

Photography: @Jorge_Wong
Makeup: @Davesucre
Hair: @sarisignature


BellaNaija is a media partner for Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016



    September 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm


  2. Panda

    September 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    These have “model” faces to me (IMO)
    Guys: Promise Ololade Chidera CeeJay (unsure about sodiq, I think his look is in)
    Girls: Gift Ruth Titi

    • clark

      February 28, 2017 at 1:57 am

      i feel they all lok good but i need know how to apply for next year or next opening? need help

  3. Tosin

    September 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Good to go!
    Good luck everyone.

  4. keeks

    September 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Jessica, Ruth, salami, Zahara… those faces have character… but most of the girls need sleep in their lives. the eye bags are not here.

  5. Marian

    September 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I just want to give some of them 2 of my meatpie and a sleep bag to take a nap afterwards. Good luck o! Remember to eat and rest.

  6. kris

    September 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Ruth N Titi

  7. @_zuggy

    September 19, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    This should have been me just that am too old to compete with all these youngins above

  8. EbonyFre

    September 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Promise looks promising. Davidson (Male)
    Blessing, Gift, Jessica, Ruth, Titi (Female)

  9. Perfect

    September 22, 2016 at 7:17 am

    All the best to all the contestants most especially to the 1st tagged “Akele RUTH”. She looks Miss World.

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