Date of Birth: August 1, 1982
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation: Model, businesswoman
Height: 6 feet; 183 cm
Measurements: 34-24-35 (US); 86.5-61-89 (EU)
Famous as/for: Onweagba is the Nigerian supermodel and one of the most beautiful African women in the modeling industry.
I am an African woman. I am also a Nigerian woman. We grew up with multi-tasking. You learn to know how to work it out.
My beloved Africa is my driving force.
Oluchi translates to “God’s Work” in English.
Onweagba was 17 years old when she won the Face of Africa Contest (a beauty pageant organized by the South African channel M-Net in collaboration with Elite Model Management). After wining the contest she was awarded the three year contract and the new top model was “born”.
Oluchi was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for four consecutive years (from 2005 to 2008).
In 2008, she launched her own modeling agency “OModel Africa”. The agency is based in South Africa in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
She is married to Luca Orlandi (an Italian fashion designer), with whom she has a son.
She lives with her family in New York, USA.
Onweagba in one sentence – Oluchi is a stunningly beautiful African woman with a charming personality.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.