The most celebrated modelling agencies in the world always wish to cooperate with model girls from Africa. What do you know about the most beautiful African super models? Do you know who is Alek Wek or Genevieve Morton? Then continue reading our article to get to know more information about the best African models.
In many African countries standards of beauty have their definite differences. Adult African woman, in contrast to the young, must correspond to the status of a married woman, mother or grandmother. Therefore, they should look at their age. Thinness is not welcomed much in many African countries. For example, most African ethnic groups prefer brighter skin tone and rounded hips.
Despite these standards of beauty, African models have been in demand around the world, as they represent a variety of woman types. In addition, model girls from Africa are very tall. They have beautiful skin, clear oval face, interesting eyes shape, which gives them the image of unique beauty and elegance.
Now we give you the list of top-10 most beautiful African model girls. It includes models from different countries of the continent, working in various modelling agencies worldwide.
Iman is the most famous African model and television presenter. She was born in Somalia and became famous at the age of 21 due to the appearance on Vogue (US) cover. Her height is 178 cm. Iman is being admired by the best designers of the world. For instance, Yves Saint Laurent named Iman African Queen and the Woman of his Dream.
Alek Wek is a model from South Sudan. Alek was the seventh child in a family of nine. She became famous at the age of twenty after the appearance on Elle (US) cover. This momentous event occurred in 1999. Please keep in mind that Alek Wek is the first dark-skinned model that graced the cover of this edition. Exotic appearance and perfect physique made Alek Wek a real fashion icon. By the way, her name means “black spotted cow”.
Candice Swanepoel is a blond angel of Victoria's Secret. The model was born in South Africa. She began her modelling jobs at the age of 15. One of the modeling agency scouts noticed Candice at the flea market. Two years later she moved to New York. She has worked with such celebrated companies as Agua Bendita, Blumarine, Prabal Gurung, Givenchy, Versace, Calvin Klein, Avon, Guess, Diesel, True Religion, Unique, Tom Ford, Bran Atwood, Miu Miu, Swarovski, Kensie, Nike, Puma, Juicy Couture, Rag & Bone, and Oscar de la Renta.
Liya Kebede was born in Ethiopia. According to Forbes, in 2007 she entered the list of top-10 highest-paid models in the world. She appeared on Vogue (US) cover for two times and won the title of one of the most beautiful women in the world. Since 2005, Liya Kebede has been the ambassador of the World Health Organization on the health of mothers, newborns and children.
Genevieve Morton was born on July 9, 1986 in Benoni. In 2010, for the first time she appeared for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, continuing cooperation in 2011-2015. Genevieve Morton appeared on the covers of many famous fashion magazines, including the South African GQ, FHM, Sports Illustrated and Turkish Boxer. The model also cooperates with New York fashion agency IMG Models. This celebrated model of South Africa achieved the title of the sexiest women of the planet in 2012, according to FHM magazine.
Kadra Ahmed-Omar was born in Ethiopia. She is one of the main jewels of the French model agency Elite. Filming in all corners of the planet and the appearance on Sports Illustrated cover has made her one of the most recognizable girls in the model world.
Flaviana Matata is a super model from Tanzania. She is ranked 6th in the Miss Universe in 2007. Today she cooperates with fashion houses such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.
Agbani Darego was born in 1982 in Nigeria. She is known as the first dark-skinned African model girl, who won the title of Miss World. At Miss Universe pageant she entered the top-10.
Genevieve Nnaji was born in 1979 in Lagos. She is one of the most famous Nigerian actresses, singers and models. She is often called African Julia Roberts.
Oluchi Onweagba was born in 1982 in Lagos – Nigeria's largest city. At the age of sixteen the model girl won the Face of Africa contest. After such a prominent success she immediately moved to the United States, where Oluchi Onweagba became a successful photo model. Oluchi`s style can be compared to that one of Naomi Campbell`s. However, unlike notoriously known Naomi, Oluchi is known to be quite calm and friendly girl, whom it is a great pleasure to work with. In 2008, Oluchi finally created her own modelling agency in South Africa - OModel Africa.