Once again Nigerians has proven their worth across the globe and this time, in the world of beauty and modeling, Davidson Obennebo who won the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016, has emerged as the grand winner at the worldwide finale in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Elite Model Look competition is considered the gold standard in the fashion world and out of the 62 finalists, hailing from 36 countries of the world, 20-year old Davidson from Nigeria and 15-year old Jana from Czech Republic were proclaimed overall winners for 2016 grand edition.
This year’s selections were conducted Wednesday, November 23, by a committee of modelling talents and all cast of alumni of Elite Model World: Irina Djuranovic, Nyasha Matonhodze, Tami Williams, Sasha Luss, Jess Picton-Warlow, Marilhea Peillard, Egor Antonov, Cristi Isofii, Mariano Ontanon, Alessio Pozzi, Steven Teddy Chevrin and distinguished fashionistas.
All contestants were joined on stage for the finale catwalks where Davidson and Jana were declared winners of the modelling contest. Both will receive contracts worth a 150.000 Euros and 50.000 Euros respectively with the top 15 winners ( 10 females and 5 males) receiving a two-year contract with the Elite worldwide network.
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This is what the ecstatic Davidson has to say about his victory:
“Where do I start from,words can’t describe how overwhelmed I feel, I still can’t believe what happened on the night of 23rd November in campo pequeno Lisbon Portugal, a legend was born and history was made.
“I want to thank everyone who made this possible, my mum, my family, my friends, @eml_int, @elizabeth_elohor, @lauraokah, @ruben_rue and most especially God. Thanks everyone.”
Recall that Nigeria’s 9th edition of Elite Model Look took place in Lagos on October 1st, 2016 at Oriental Hotel in Lagos. Out of the 20 final contestants, Davidson Obennebo and Omoh Momoh emerged winners for the edition.
Following Davidson Obennebo’s win in Lagos, the young model was flown to Lisbon to represent Nigeria at the 33rd edition of Elite Model World Look 2016, and what a major way to prove to the world that Nigerians got beauty, talents and swags.