I walked into REHAB LOUNGE to find over 250 people, from Elite crew to judges but mostly size zero looking girls. Are all
these girls here to be THE ELITE MODEL 2011? Oh yes they were. The judges had been to Port Harcourt, Benin, Enugu and the search continued in Lagos.




Elite Model Judges




You have to be 5feet 7inches tall or above to scale through the first door before facing the judges. 150 girls made it through but only25 are needed from Lagos to add to what they had found in other zones and Abuja search.  In total, 50 shortlisted models photos will be sent to Elite models International who will pick the finalists for camp. Mrs Elohor(C.E.O Beth Models and Elite  representative, Nigeria) said this year they were looking for something  totally different not only to meet the international scenario but to beat it. She said so far their search has not been in vain and the winner will not only win a cash prize but will get a return trip to New York, Be on editorial pages of Arise Magazine and will represent Nigeria in Elite Model international.


The short listing started, so many disappointed faces…. Most of the girls I spoke to said it was their first trial and they won’t give up even though they were rejected.  Unlike 15 year old Thelma Opara who has been modelling since she was 3years as modelling is her dream, 21 year old Susan Ovbighotu said it’s her first time and she loves the art and creativity ofmodelling. Most of the rejects said they are not discouraged and will keep trying. Not all the models were picked but some of them that weren’t caught Elohor’s attention and offer to join BETH MODELS.

SOME OF THE CHOSEN GIRLS (P/S- Ages between 16 and 23years.)



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