Ugochi Ihezue of Nigeria wins the Top Model contest of Miss World 2017; Thailand, China and Croatia were Top 4 along with Nigeria. 21 years old model who stands 188 cm tall (tallest contestant in Miss World 2017) and works as a professional model now gets direct entry in Top 40 as prize for winning this round. She joins Miss Dominican Republic who won Sports event recently.
Top Model is one of the prime contests of the pageant. It was instated in 2004 and is often considered a strong indicator for final results. Mostly the girl who wins the blue crown places in Top Model round. In fact 4 of the winners of Top Model title later won Miss World – China PR in 2007, Russia in 2008, Philippines in 2013 and Spain in 2015. Last year’s Top Model winner, Jing Kong of China was Top 11 in Miss World finals. Will Ugochi Ihezue benefit from the Top Model win? She is really striking and definitely a contender for Miss World title. Nigeria is the only country to have produced a black African beauty who won Miss World – the amazing Agbani Darego. Perhaps they can strengthen their record with Ugochi this year!