By Tony Nwanne
Davidson Obennebo, a final year student of Bells University has emerged winner of the Elite Look World. From attending the casting, Davidson ended up shooting his first ever campaign for Tokyo and then went on to compete in the Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2016 competition, where he emerged winner at National level.
He then progressed to the World Finals in Lisbon and became the first black model to ever win elite globally in 33 years.
The grand winners of Elite Model Look 2016 were selected during the evaluation of a committee made up of Elite agents, international model icons such as Isabeli Fontana, Alex Lundqvist and Andrés Velencoso, as well as prominent fashion industry figures. From the 62 finalists from across the globe, 15-year-old Jana from Czech Republic and 20-year-old Davidson from Nigeria emerged overall winners.
Davidson captured the collective attention of the jury with his promising talents. The first model of colour to win Elite Model Look, Davidson embodies the core of Elite World, which prides itself in pushing boundaries, celebrating individuality and extoling personality. Elite Model Look is not only reflective of society, but also an instigator for change, by encouraging each and every model’s individuality as a path for multiculturalism.
In all, 62 contestants from 36 countries participated in the finals.