#ThisShouldConcernYou: Elite Model Look Nigeria announces male & female model search

by Chi Ibe

 International acclaimed modelling competition, Elite Model Look which takes place in over 80 different countries is back, bigger and better for its 2012 edition. The prestigious competition has tremendously accelerated the careers of many aspiring and upcoming talents to become International top models and this edition will not be different.

Elite is offering thousands of girls and boys the opportunity to achieve their dreams and walk in the footsteps of top models like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Tyson Beckford, David Agbodji, Ty Ogunkoya, Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bundchen.

The Elite Nigeria team is set to storm Calabar, Enugu, Abuja, Delta and Lagos for castings from Saturday 2 June, 2012 – Saturday 30 June, 2012.

With the Elite Model Look Nigeria celebrating its 5th year anniversary, it aims to offer maximum opportunities for women and men to participate in one of the most renowned  modeling contest and to maintain its reputation of being the world’s most prestigious agency.

At the end of the castings, 100 contestants will be selected to participate in the national contest that will be held in Lagos.

 After a rigorous screening exercise, 10 girls and 10 boys would be selected to participate in the finale on Saturday 1 September, 2012.

Winners are not only selected based on their photogenic qualities, their personalities and their natural beauties but also on their potential to co-respond to current fashion trends.

The Elite Model Look Jury comprising of various individuals in the fashion and modeling industry will choose the most qualified contestants for the finale. The ultimate goal of this contest is to win a place in the World Final set to bring together different girls selected in different countries to secure a 3 Year contract with the Elite Agency.

Prizes Female The Elite Model Look Nigeria winner will represent Nigeria alongside 80 other countries and will get a chance to win 150,000 USD at Elite Model Finale in October 2012 in China.

  • A chance to win a modelling contract with Elite Model Management Worldwide
  • An All-Expense paid trip to New York City
  • $1,000 Shopping Spree
  • A Spread with a Top Magazine


  • One year International modelling contract with Elite Model Management Milan, Italy
  • All expense trip paid to Milan
  • $1,000 worth of shopping
  • Photo Shoot with a Top international fashion photographer

Criteria To take part in one of the Elite Model Look castings, applicants must be; Female

  • Between the ages of 14 and 22 years old
  • Minimum height of 172cm/5’8


  • Between the ages of 16 and 25 years old
  • Minimum height of 179cm/5’11


  1. All applicants should come to the casting venues with two recent pictures of themselves – A head shot and a full body shot.
  2. If you are under the age of 18, a parental authorization letter is required at the casting venues.
  3. Applicants should wear as little make-up as possible and wear outfits that show their figures (Ladies – Skinny jeans or leggings and Gents – A Basic T-Shirt & Jeans).
  4. Female applicants should come to the casting venues with their natural hair. False eyelashes or coloured fingernails would not be accepted.

Casting Dates Enugu Date: Saturday 2nd June 2012 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Venue: Dannic Hotel, 3 Edem Close, Upper Chime Avenue New Haven, Enugu

Abuja Date: Saturday 9 June, 2012 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Venue: Cubana Bar, 103 Ademola Adetokubo, Wuse II, Abuja

Calabar – in conjunction with Model Lunch Pad, University of Calabar Date: Saturday 16 June, 2012 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Venue: Channel View Hotel, 27 MCC Road, Calabar

Delta Date: Saturday 23 June, 2012 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Venue: Kayriott Hotel & Suites, Km 3 Refinery Road, Ekpan, Effurun – Warri, Delta State

Lagos Date: Saturday 30 June, 2012 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM Venue: The Studio, 71 Raymond Njoku Str, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Registration is free; click here – www.EliteModelLook.com/Ng/Participate to download the casting document

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