Oluchi Onweagba fashion model
August 1, 1980
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
34-24-34 in | 86-61-86 cm
58 kg | 128 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Oluchi Onweagba was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 1, 1982, is an Nigerian supermodel. She began her modeling career at the age of 16, she won the "Face Of Africa" contest. Oluchi is best known for her work with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, appeared in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. She also walked for seven years in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She is a one of the tallest models in the fashion industry. Onweagba appeared in movie After the Sunset (2004) with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. She is married to Italian fashion designer Luca Orlandi. Lives in New York.
Appeared in fashion magazines Pop Magazine Cover, V Magazine, Elle South Africa Cover, Vanity Fair, Arise Magazine Cover, Love Magazine, American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar U.S.
Appeared in advertising campaigns for JCPenney, Bergdorf Goodman, Born Free Charity Campaign.
Represented by agencies New York DNA Models and London Storm Model Management.
I think I reflect a lot of African beauty. I am African. And I am beautiful.
You do not have to be famous to have a makeup artist.
When you think of models you have to think of sample sizes. It’s existed through the age of time. Models are like mannequins. You have to be tall enough.
Weddings are a huge tradition in Nigeria. Our clothes are mostly customized with authentic local fabrics like aso-oke and lace.
The style of New Yorkers and Nigerians couldn’t be more different. New Yorkers are effortless and cool, while the Nigerian woman is more feminine and embellished.