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The EliteModel Look Nigeria 2017 winners: Tobi And Stephen

The EliteModel Look Nigeria 2017 winners: Tobi And Stephen

After an illustrious campaign for The Elite Model Look 2017 celebrating ten years of success in Nigeria and producing fine models that were eventually signed to Elite Paris and the first African to win the Elite Model Look World for the first time in years. The competition came to a close on the evening of October 8th, at the prestigious hotel and Suites after announcing The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 winners.

The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 winners


Dreams were made that night and for others dreams were shattered (hope every eventual 20 contestants know they did well to make it that far). The winners were mostly unexpected, but such is life and perhaps that’s exactly what we need in the industry right now. After visiting the boot camp on the eve of the competition, it was clear there were favourites already. However, the favourites didn’t end up winning the competition.

Tobi Momoh and Stephen Aladenika emerged winners of the 10th edition of The Aquafina Elite Model LookThe Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 winners.

The Africa Arising: Haute Couture themed event which marked the ten years anniversary of what is probably the best and biggest modelling competition in Nigeria also saw Glory and Alex emerge as runners-up.

Both Stephen and Tobi (for male and female categories) beat eighteen others to clinch the top spots at the modelling competition that opened with a dancing performance.

The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 winners

The event kicked off with the twenty (20) finalists;

  • Ayomide
  • Alex
  • Deborah
  • Anthony
  • Chukwuka
  • Elizabeth
  • Daniel
  • Glory
  • Ifeoma
  • Gilchrist
  • Jeffery
  • Marvelous
  • Nnamdi
  • Precious
  • Stephen
  • Tobi
  • Tofunmi
  • Valerie
  • Toyosi and
  • Zainab

They were all lined up and introduced to the audience in this order to kick off the event.

After a mesmerising performance from Aramide, female models came out in pieces from womenswear Yutee Rone for their first modelling session for the night. Male models soon followed to strut their stuff in menswear brand Morafa.

The Elite Model Look Nigeria 2017 winners

After the first session, Agbani DaregoVeronica Odeka were introduced as judges for the night.

The competition got fiercer as female models sashayed down the runway in Andrea Iyamah swimwear pieces followed by the male models who came out in their swim trunks getting the crowd excited.

For another round of the competition, female models paraded the runway in creations by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi while the male chose fluid, flowy pieces from Sisiano. The female finalists closed wearing stunning pieces from South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee while the male models closed in pieces from Mai Atafo.

Marvelous, Zainab, Tobi, Elizabeth and Glory made top five for ladies while Stephen, Daniel, Tofunmi, Alex and Gilchrist made top five for guys.

In the end, Stephen and Tobi won 1 Million and a chance to represent Nigeria at the ELite Model Look finals.

Illrymz and Osas Ighodaro were hosts for the night.

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Deji Okufi

Whenever Deji Okufi is not spending all his time scouting for new models or researching the modelling and fashion industry, he's researching ways he can deliver better content for his readers. In an attempt to control his obsession for perfectionism he also studies Digital Marketing.

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