Agbani Darego, (born Agbani Asenite Darego, 22 December 1982) is a Nigerian model and beauty queen, best known as the first native African to win Miss World 2001. She was crowned Miss World 2001 by the previous year’s winner and popular Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
Darego has judged numerous pageants, and fashion and modelling competitions including Miss World 2014, Miss England 2002,Mr. Scotland 2002, and Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 and 2014 In 2010 she launched a style and fashion reality show Stylogenic on Nigerian television, and three years later announced her denim range, AD by Agbani Darego, which includes jeans, dresses, sunglasses and bags.
She is one of africa’s most influential woman of all time. Agbani Darego, a world class figure, a lady with beauty so refreshing like a serenade. Darego is unlike many media-hungry celebrities; calm, and reserved.Darego has appeared in advertising campaigns for hair care brand Gentle Touch with model Oluchi, and is served as the face of Arik Air. She has also graced the covers of Complete Fashion, Mania, ThisDay Style, Genevieve, True Love, and TW Magazine.