Nigerian-American model Adaora Akubilo has lived most of her adult life in the United States of America, working as a successful model.
However her popularity spreads beyond the United States.
Her career started in 2007, after she failed to win Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Model Search competition, since then Akubilo has slowly built a solid reputation that has got her to work for leading brands like Mary Kay, Ray Ban, Target, Abercombie and House of Dereon.
Akubilo has always been a sweet, sexy editorial girl. Her appearances in Essence, Glamour, and CosmoGirl among other leading fashion magazines, is embedded in why and how she’s excelled in the two consecutive Sports Illustrated campaigns.
Fondly, she’s recalled how difficult it was for her to come to terms with the fact that she did a good job with the 2012 edition.
Her fights with going all-natural for the shoot had a bearing on her approach.
But when she was done fighting the insecurities, the world saw an end swimsuit product that they liked.
She joins a long list of well-known public figures including fellow Nigerian model Oluchi, and Tyra Banks, Beyonce, Kate Upton, Jessica White, Shakira, Naomi Campbell, Roshumba Williams, to have featured in the highly patronised publication.[PART 3/3] [EXTRA]