Friday, September 07, 2007

Oluchi Onweagba, The Face Of Africa

Ain't she beautiful? I popped her up because she is just too good of a look. Born on August 01, 1980 in Lagos, Oluchi Onweagba has become a household name in international supermodelling. Her career as a model began when the South African television channel M-Net and the French modelling agency Elite organized the inaugural edition of beauty show. Her life, however, would change instantly and the rest would be history. Measuring 34-24-35, 128 lb and standing at 6ft 1in, Elite Model Management awarded Oluchi a three-year modelling contract to kickstart her career.

Moving to New York, her connections in modelling would catapult her to the top meeting and campaining for top-notch designers in the fashion industry. Feauturing in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit she made it three times in a row (2005, 2006 and 2007)making her the first model from her nativeland ever to market for SI Swimsuit Collection. She has also graced the covers of Vogue, ELLE, Marie Claire, Allure and other publications around the world. In addition to her haul of promotions in the international fashion industry, she played a major role in Victoria Secret's "Backstage Sexy."

Still living in New York and shuttling around the world for series of fashion shows, she married Italian designer, a long time companion, Luca Orlandis, in 2005.

You go girl! I like your style!
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