Top Ghanaian model, Prince IB has raised the flag of Ghana high in the city of Benidorm, Spain, where he participated in the 2017 edition of the Costa Blanca fashion week/ Model of the World competition.
The event which took place on the 11th of May to 13th May, 2017 saw models from over 20 countries across the globe take part in the show. Costa Blanca fashion week/ Model of the World competition is an annual show which brings together the top models around the world of the year under review to compete for the model of the year top prize of $10,000 in each of the male and female categories.
Born and raised in Ghana, Prince IB a native of Tijou in the Northern Region and of the Dagomba tribe, braved the odds as a first-timer at the competition to earn Ghana the first runner-up position in the male category amongst the over twenty(20) countries like the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Spain, Armenia, Japan, Equatorial Guinea, Philippines, Latvia, among others. In addition, Prince earned Ghana first place in the Best Male Catwalk category.
Mr Venezula was adjudged the Costa Blanca fashion week/ World Model of the Year 2017 and took home a trophy and $10,000. Second runner-up, Mexico in the male category also went home with some consolatory prices.
Ghana's representative in the female category, Gisela, missed out on the top three positions but earned high commendations on the finale night. Sri Lanka, Armenia and Canary Islands placed winner, first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
As a result of his participation in and the network of contacts he built during the competition, Prince has been chosen to be a member of the organising team for the next edition of the Costa Blanca fashion week / Model of the Year competition in Spain in 2018.
Prince will also be taking part in fashion shows in Thailand, Dominican Republic and Kenya later this month and in early June.
Prince and Gisela's participation in the Costa Blanca fashion week / Model of the Year 2017 was facilitated by their able manager, Lisa. Speaking to the press after his return, he said the trip wouldn't have been possible without the help and contribution of certain stakeholders in the fashion industry.He thanked Mr. Greg of Nallem Clothing, Brommon and Chadda, Ophelia of Ophelia Cross land, KOD, Kofi Gyedu and Stephen Appiah, former Black Stars captain.
More about Prince IB
Prince IB is the C.E.O of Tijodou models, a modelling scouting/management and events agency based in Accra. His hobbies include playing football, hanging out with friends and working out in the gym.