One of the biggest and anticipated modelling competition of the year, The Elite Model Look Competition has come and gone with its fun, excitement and also its winners. I was there personally at the event to witness the crowning of the new elite queen and king and I most say it was well attended by celebrities and the creme de la creme of the Lagos Metropolis. The Aquafina’s Elite Model Look Nigeria held at the Eko Hotels Victoria Island on Sunday the 13th. Celebs like Omotola Jolade Ekehinde, Beverly Naya, Victoria Kimani, Zizi Cardow, former beauty queen Omowunmi Akinifesi, female artiste Victoria Kimani, stylist and fashion designer Toyin Lawani, Yvonne Vixen and a host of others were also there.
The show started with the hosts Illrymz and Ariyike Akinbobola introducing themselves. Female contestants came out strutting the runway in AD by Agbani Darego while the male contestants came out dancing to Jidenna’s classic man. Then the female contestants came out one after the other in Elite tops and shorts holding Aquafina bottles while the hosts introduced them. Funmi, Aduke, Erezi, Konum, Adewodu, Pauline, Seun, Susan, Ugochi, Vanessa came out in that order while for the male contestants Andrew, Vine, Damilola, Daniel, Promel, Michael, Seun, Tobi, Tolani, Brian. Then after that, all the models both male and female came out on stage, uncork the Aquafina bottles, chorus purity guaranteed, drank the bottle of water then they went backstage.
The judges were introduced which were:
(1.) Agbani Darego: former Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria and Miss World 2001.
(2.) Ezinne Chinkata: a stylist and C.E.O of Zinkata
(3.) Lakin Ogunbamwo: a photographer
(4.) Bola Balogun
(5.) Norden Thursten
Shaydee steps on stage for a performance of his own part of ‘Murda’ he sang alongside Patoranking and Seyi Shay. Later the female contestants strut the runway dressed in Meena while the male contestants follow suit dressed in POC.
Toni Tones comes out on stage to perform a song titled ‘Hey Boy.’ The male contestants step out in their swimwear while she performed. Female contestants followed suit in their swimwear by Andrea Iyamah. After that, the male contestants strut the runway in designs by Nelson Jack. Female contestants followed suit and strut the runway in Gozel Green. A beautiful performance by Sisano productions headed by Paola who is a dancer and also a designer.
After the performance, the male contestants strut the runway in Morafa, an upcoming designer. Female contestants step out in Sunny Rose.
Then there was the style awards for the most well dressed and stylish guests. Jide who is also known as J reason, a stylist and make up artiste and Somkele Iyamah who acted in a Nigerian soap opera ‘gidi up’ won the style awards and were given a gift pack courtesy of one of the sponsors of The Elite Model Look “Veuve Cliquot.”
The 2014 winners Victor Ndigwe and Mayowa Nicholas were called on stage,asked questions and were told to do their final walk. Then a video presentation of both previous winners was projected.
Male contestants come out on the runway once again in Orange Culture.
The top five male and female contestants were announced
Top 5 Male finalists
Top 5 Female finalists
The top 10 finalists were asked to go back stage while a video presentation of the Elite contestants in the boot camp was played on the projector.
Then a last performance by Nigerian RnB singer Banky W. The top 10 finalists with the female contestants dressed in Tiffany Amber did their last walk. The top 5 male contestants come out on stage and the winner was announced which is Damilola. The top 5 female contestants were also called on stage and Funmi (the crowd’s favourite) is announced winner.
So the winners of the Elite Model Look 2015 Competition are Funmi Akinjuola and Damilola Okunola.
photo source: Elite model look Nigeria