Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Oluchi Onweagba in SI Swimusuit 2007.

Oluchi's SI swimusuit 2007 theme was Elvis and his hometown of Memphis!

{Oluchi is the ONLY Nigerian model in this isue so congrats to Msiss Onweagaba!}

Her name, Oluchi, means "god of work" in her native language, Igbo.

Oluchi was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 1st of August 1982.

Onweagba graced the covers of Italian Vogue, i-D, ELLE, Untold, and Surface, and she also was featured in Nylon, Marie Claire, Allure, and other national editions of Vogue around the world. She also became the face of the campaigns for Gianfranco Ferré, Victoria's Secret, Gap, Express, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor.


Oluchi Onweagba

She met famous fashion designer Luca Orlandi and soon married him on St. Barths in August 2005 and they are very happy together.

Oluchi is 6' 2" making her one of the tallest models in the fashion industry!

When she turned 16, her friend persuaded her to do a competition called "Nokia Face Of Africa" (previously "Face Of Africa") and won the competition and also won a modeling contract to some of the most popular designers around the world.






Click [here] to watch Oluchi behind the scenes!
Source [SI.com]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

gorgeous girl!

Miss Chi Chi said...

Yes she is!

I can't believe she was discovered in Lagos selling bread.

Olawunmi said...

she's the hotness! they could have given her a more exotic look with the makeup, but im not complaining. now i need to take a very cold shower!

Miss Chi Chi said...

Oluchi knows she's hot stuff that's why she got married so young, lol!

Anonymous said...

Oh you Nigerians are lying to yourselves. This pictures are sub-standard for SI.
Oluchi rarely takes good pictures. But because the world is looking for a Naomi Campbell replacement they keep using 'Luchi despite the fact that she is no where as pretty or sexy as Ms. Campbell.

Chi said...

Feels Good 2 B Home caters to all types of Afro/Naijas in the media who doesn't need your negativity, anonymous!