Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meet The Nigerian Model: Oluchi Onweagba


Oluchi Onweagba (born 1982) is a Nigerian model. She had come into modeling after a family friend had persuaded her to enter M-Net'sFace of Africa competition. She ended up winning the competition.

Biography
Onweagba's first name in her native Igbo language means "God's Work". Her father was a civil servant, and her mother was a nurse. She and her siblings (two brothers and a sister) lived on Ayilara Street, Ojuelegba, in Surulere, a low-income area of the sprawling Lagos (theNigerian commercial capital) metropolis. She spent her high school years as a good student, and enjoyed playing tennis and ping pong. Supposedly, she was discovered while she was selling bread on the streets of Lagos in order to make ends meet.

In August 2005, she married her longtime companion, Italian fashion designer Luca Orlandi. On April 25 2007 their son Ugochukwu was born.

Discovery and Breakthrough
Oluchi Onweagba was urged by a family friend to enter into the M-Net Face of Africa preliminary screening at the M-Net office in Victoria Island, Lagos which she scaled through. The agency immediately groomed her to be one of Nigeria's entrants for a model competition, the M-Net Face of Africa (now called the Nokia Face of Africa). This despite the fact that, growing up, she had maintained a relative ignorance towards fashion andmodeling. With the support of her family and friends, she decided to compete in the inaugural edition of the Face of Africa in 1998.

This was the first-ever continent-wide model competition, as opposed to a mere beauty pageant, and was organized by the South African subscription television channel M-Net in collaboration with Elite Model Management. With her slim, tall figure, and her natural beauty, she captivated the judges, and she handily won the competition. She was just seventeen years old. Elite Model Management awarded Onweagba a three-year modeling contract, and a whirlwind life as a highly-sought-after fashion model began.

Career Trajectory
Moving to New York City, where she is currently still living, she began to make an impact. 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 Ferre, Victoria's Secret, Gap, Express, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor. Onweagba's runway experience has been with John Galliano, Christian Dior, Costume National, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani, amongst others, in London, Milan, Tokyo and Paris.

Oluchi Onweagba has worked with such high-caliber photographers as Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, and Patrick Demarchelier.As her career took off, she did not forget her roots and attempted to give back to society. As one of the most high profile international models of Nigerian origin, she tries to serve as a role model for other aspiring talents in the west African country, especially young girls. She volunteers her time and her image for such NGOs as LEAP Africa (an entrepreneurship incubator) and NIPRO. She also is continuing her higher education, having studied for an associate's degree in the New York City educational system.After her three-year contract with Elite expired, she signed with DNA Model Management. A highlight of her career so far was when she was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four times, from 2005 to 2008.

In 2008, Oluchi Onweagba launched a modelling agency in South Africa, OModel Africa, with offices in Johanesburg and recently in Cape Town. The 2008 winner of M-Net Face of Africa, Kate Tachie-Menson, was awarded a US $50,000 modelling contract by OModel Africa.In 2009, Onweagba is expected to host the inaugural West Africa's Next Top Model.




Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Really Has Freckles All Over




















Lindsay Lohan lets loose at 4:30 am Sunday morning at a 'Fashion Loves Music' private party. She partied with guests including Paris Hilton at the former home of singer Frank Sinatra in Palm Springs, Ca.

Ellen Degeneres should ask Lindsay about proper party undressing techniques from her bed.

An Open Letter To Brooke Hogan

An Open Letter To Brooke Hogan
Noooooo!!!! You did it AGAIN????? Girlfriend, don’t you have any other outfits in your wardrobe?????? Brooke Hogan wore the assless chaps one more time at a radio concert in Charlotte, NC, this past weekend. This is just so sad. Doesn’t your record company give you an allowance for clothes? Didn’t you make some money from your VH1 reality show? We’re [...]
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Noooooo!!!!
You did it AGAIN?????
Girlfriend, don’t you have any other outfits in your wardrobe??????
Brooke Hogan wore the assless chaps one more time at a radio concert in Charlotte, NC, this past weekend.
This is just so sad.
Doesn’t your record company give you an allowance for clothes? Didn’t you make some money from your VH1 reality show?
We’re sure there has to be one or two designers out there somewhere that can give you something for free that’s a little less whoreanus.
We care. We’re here to help.
Perez should take you shopping.
Let us know if you’re up for it!
xoxo

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kardashian sued the 75-milloncitos

Remember that the Kardashian sisters did a 'deal' to patent their own debit card? Weeks later it was revealed that happy little card came with many hidden charges in the "fine print" and therefore would be withdrawn from the market. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe immediately washed their hands and ignored the issue, admitting that they knew nothing of these strange and that quotas had been deceived, so they wanted to withdraw his name from the product.

Now they are leaving the backfire, as the company responsible for the card, Revenue Resource Group, is suing for the exorbitant sum of $ 75 million dollars to them and their mother, Kris Jenner. The lawsuit says the trio of girls signed an agreement for two years with the company, so we want to get paid for breaking his promise to sponsor the deceptive card.

One of his lawyers told E! who have broken the deal and all the negative publicity that came out about it, "put the company on the verge of bankruptcy."

"Card Kardashian" was released on November 10, with much publicity. At the time, the sisters said they were "excited to create our own financial product."

However, using the card will cost $ 59.95 for six months or $ 99.95 for the entire year. That money does not include any balance on your card. Also, after that year, the use of the card involved a charge of $ 7.95 per month. To withdraw money from any ATM, they charge you $ 1.50 extra, and if you only check your balance, they charge you a dollar. Ouch!

Now if you want to call an executive on phone for any questions or doubts will cost you $ 1.50 per call. If you were already sick of both office and wanted to cancel, that will cost about $ 6 additional.

After an investigation into all these objections, the University National Bank, creators of the card, confirmed that it stopped selling. Those who have acquired can recover their money, including charges that have been done with it.

This demand that their path to the sisters as well be overstated, they do not come any good, considering they are losing money in other businesses, such as a boutique in Manhattan, Dash, who apparently is not as successful as before. Still need to see how the sisters react to this demand, but we assume they will have a great defense.

Khloe Kardashian: is painted red hair

I have not thought paint my hair , actually yes, but I will not (at least for now) because I want something crazy, blue, green, purple, stuff, maybe she'll do when I'm depressed or anything like that happen, but I will not recognize , like Khloe Kardashian .

It happens that Khloe has been a change in look , not one that anyone can notice, is painted red hair. I really like the look of Hayley Williams but for some reason does not convince me too the new change of Khloe .

"I'm still surprised every time I see photos of me with my red hair again, " wrote the celebrity in his blog on Tuesday, "I literally do not recognize myself"

For bright red Kardashian Channels visited Julie in Hollywood Goodform Hall in Los Angeles. "The inspiration was a painting that had been holding" says Canales US Magazine.

After adjusting to complement the tone of skin Kardashian, Canales took the red shade further: "We've added some bright colors to keep that glimmer of fire "," It was a blow to his family. "


Heidi Klum’s Picture Perfect Family


Heidi Klum and hubby Seal prepare to depart from LAX airport on Thursday in Los Angeles with their 3 children — Leni (she turns 3 tomorrow), Henry, 20 months, and Johan, 5 months.

You know they’re not any ordinary family when they travel with this much luggage.

















How cute does Leni look with her cornrows?