Davidson Obennebo Is The First Person Of Colour To Win The Elite Model Look

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 Nigeria-born Davidson Obennebo, who won the Elite Model Look Nigeria earlier this year, has gone on to win the Elite Model Look finals – becoming the first person of colour  to do so in the competition’s 33 years. (Yeah, you read that right; before him, no black, no asian, no hispanic, had EVER won).

The Elite Model Look is a massive annual modelling event held by Elite Model Management, an international model management group, with notable past contestants like Alessandra Ambrosio, Cindy Crawford, and Gisele Bündchen.

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(Photo: Davidson Obennebo)

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(Photo: Davidson Obennebo)

Davidson impressively beat 62 finalists from 36 countries from different parts of the world to win alongside Jana, a 15-year-old from Czech Republic.

Davidson and Jana will receive contracts worth €150,000 (N75 million)  and €50,000 (N25 million) respectively – and at only 20 years old, Davidson’s career is only just getting started.

 

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