Nigerian Supermodel, Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi has slammed reports that 16-year Janet Jumbo is the first Nigerian model to walk for Louis Vuitton.
Oluchi shut down the report by sharing a photo of herself walking for Louis Vuitton in 2009, confirming she was the first Nigerian to achieve the feat.
She shared the photo of herself and wrote on Instagram;
“� Normally, I will just look away and laugh. But the “Iranu” can get out of hand. Thanks to Social Media, mother agents are getting more desperate by the seconds. The young ones forget they are been rotated like “one minute in and the next minute out”, like fashion seasons?! Stay humble folks and have fun while it last. Have a Blessed Sunday!”
Here’s a little history about Oluchi Orlandi...
After moving to New York City, where she still lives, Oluchi began appearing in editorials for American and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, Nylon and W.
Oluchi has appeared on the covers of Italian Vogue, Elle, i-D, Pop, Untold, and Surface.
She has walked the runways for Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, John Galliano, Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Jeremy Scott, Helmut Lang, Fendi, Anna Sui, Givenchy, Kenzo, Giorgio Armani, Céline, Nina Ricci, and Diane Von Furstenberg.