Agbani Darego was born 1982 in Lagos but hails from a humble family of 8 children in Rivers State. Her father was a custom officer and her mum was in to boutique business, as a child agbani glanced through her mum’s fashion magazines that inspired her a lot and she wanted to be like those beautiful girls on the cover, that’s where her inspiration for modelling sprouted from.
In 2001 she participated in the most beautiful girl in Nigeria beauty pageant and was crown winner, this was a highlight in her life, after few months she represented Nigeria in the Miss universe pageant and became the first Nigerian to place among the top 10 semi-finalists, finishing seventh overall.
Agbani’s winning season didn’t stop there as she went on to represent Nigeria In the 2001 Miss world pageant which she won, making her the first Nigerian and native African woman to ever win the title.
Below are pictures of her new looks, 19 years after winning Miss world.