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Biography of Oluchi ONWéAGBA

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Born on 01/08/1980 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Oluchi Onwéagba (b.August 1, 1980), is a Nigerian model.

Has two brothers and two sisters.

Her name, Oluchi, means "god of work" in her native language, Igbo.

She has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three times, in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Oluchi was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 1st of August 1982. Growing up, Oluchi was very thin and had not a lot of self confidence. When she turned 16, her friend persuaded her to do a competition called "Nokia Face Of Africa" (previously "Face Of Africa") and won the competition and also won a modeling contract to some of the most popular designers around the world. She is known (mainly in Africa) as the first "face of Africa" and now is wanted on the most popular runways today. She met famous fashion designer Luca Orlandi and soon married him on St. Barths in August 2005 and they are very happy together. Oluchi is still a popular model today. She is known as one of the tallest models in the fashion industry.

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