Zarad Afia Tashana is the first Ghanaian model to win the prestigious Elite Model Look competition


Ghanaian model Zarad Afia Tashana and her Burundi counterpart, Cubahiro Jordy Jeff have been adjudged as winners of the 2019 Elite Model Look competition on.

The scouting platform which unearthed modeling talents such as Mayowa Nocholas, Victor Ndigwe, Davidson Obennebo and many others this year decided to include models from parts of West Africa and East Africa as part of its expansion and inclusitivity initiative.

The life-changing experience will see 16-year old Zarad and Cubahiro later compete on international stage with other winners from all over the world in the prestigious Elite Model Look World Finale which takes place in Europe every year.

Speaking to press and media reps after the event, Elizabeth Elohor, Elite Model Look Nigeria’s Creative Director said the competition wasn’t only in search of photogenic and beautiful people but models who will fit the latest trends in fashion

We look at the height (Female 5’9-6ft and Male 6ft-6’3), size (4-8), Age (16-26years), Nose, skin, a well-constructed face, defined features and a well-defined figure.” She explained

Other past winners of the competition include Fei Fei Sun, Ruth Bell, Vittoria Ceretti, Greta Varlese, Benjamin Benedek, Mayowa Nicholas, Victor Ndigwe and Davidson Obennebo all discovered by the Elite Model Look contest and have gone to achieve big things in the modeling industry abroad.


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