Agbani Darego Still On Top Of The World


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When Agbani Darego was crowned Miss World 2001, she became the first Black African to win the contest. She has gone on to build a career for herself as a model following her win.

After Miss World Darego launched a successful modelling career, signing to Next Model Management, she then moved to Ford Models in New York.  In May last year Darego graduated with a degree in psychology from New York University. Her degree came a decade after she abandoned her studies in Computer Science and Mathematics at Port Harcourt after winning Miss World.

She was born in Lagos and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State along with her seven siblings. She developed an early interest in fashion through her mother a rice trader who stocked her second business – a boutique – on frequent trading trips. Her mother passed away from breast cancer when Darego was only 10 and she went to boarding school.

Following the competition she moved to London where she spent two years. Thereafter she moved to New York. While in New York she appeared in several top titles including Vogue, Essence, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Trace.  In 2011 she was named the face of Arik Air, she has also been the face of several other high profile brands including L’Oreal.

She turned 30 at the end of 2012 and announced her plans for the future in January 2013. In a recent This Day Style article she revealed that she will launch her denim line AD by AGBANI DAREGO this year.

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