Chol Khan crowned Africa’s next super model 2023 in Nairobi Event
Chol Khan, a 19-year-old model from South Sudan, emerged victorious as the Africa’s Next Super Model 2023 .
The prestigious event unfolded on October 28 at Nairobi’s Radisson Blu Hotel, where Chol outshone 35 competitors from across the continent.
Chol’s triumph goes beyond her physical beauty, embodying a blend of shyness and confidence that captivated the audience during her flawless runway walks.
Known for her politeness and down-to-earth demeanor, the newly crowned supermodel expressed overwhelming joy and gratitude upon receiving the Sh 763,500 cash prize.
In a modest acknowledgment of her win, Chol said:
“I didn’t know I would be the winner because all the other finalists looked perfect. I was extremely excited about it when I was announced the winner.”
Chol revealed her heartfelt plans to utilize the platform to support her family, particularly her parents and siblings, who take immense pride in her achievements.
“My parents are super proud of me. I am going to use this opportunity to change their lives and also to support my siblings,” Chol shared.
Chol extended her gratitude to Joan Okorodudu, the visionary founder of Africa’s Next Super Model and CEO of Isis Models International.
Described as a mentor and role model, Joan has significantly contributed to shaping the careers of aspiring supermodels over the past 14 years.
Joan expressed her satisfaction with the inaugural Africa’s Next Super Model in Nairobi and announced that the modeling competition would become an annual event in Kenya.
She emphasized the core mission of empowering and elevating African talent onto the global stage.
“The core mission of Africa’s Next Super Model is to empower and elevate African talent onto the global stage. By providing a platform for budding models and designers to showcase their skills, we aim to propel them towards successful and profitable careers in the global fashion industry. Africa’s Next Super Model will be happening in Nairobi every year,” Joan said.
On Tuesday, November 14, Joan accompanied Chol to the South Sudan embassy in Nairobi, where Ambassador Chol Mawut Ajongo congratulated Chol and commended her for making her country proud.
Ajongo also praised Joan for her efforts in supporting aspiring supermodels and connecting them with international brands.
The Africa’s Next Super Model event in Nairobi drew attention from dignitaries, including representatives from South Sudan embassies and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, Dagoretti North Member of Parliament (MP) Beatrice Elachi, and Kenya Film Commission Board (KFCB) CEO Timothy Owase graced the colorful occasion, underscoring the event’s significance in the world of fashion and African talent.