Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ajuma Nasenyana walks the runway at the Kodak Theater

Ajuma Nasenyana walks the runway at the VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW 2006 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

Ajuma Nasenyana, the fashion model born in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya, first forayed into modeling when she was a contestant in the Miss Tourism Kenya competition in 2003, in which she was crowned Miss Nairobi. During the event she caught the attention of Lyndsey McIntyre of Surazuri modeling agency, who immediately spotted her talent international potential as a glamour model.

Immediately after that, Gamma photo agency came to Kenya to do a story on McIntyre's scouting work and they were so impressed with the Kenyan model (height: 1.78 m or 5 feet 10 inches, vital statistics: 85-61-89) that she became the main feature of the story, which later ran in France's Gala magazine. The pictures taken anchored Nasenyana's portfolio, presented to international modeling agency Ford Models, who signed her up for Ford's Supermodel of the World competition.

In November 2003, Ajuma Nasenyana traveled to Europe to build her portfolio prior to the Supermodel finals in New York City. She was soon signed up by fashion and modeling agencies in The United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Canada and Sweden.

Nasenyana participated in the New York Fashion Week alongside Naomi Campbell and Alek Wek for designers such as Baby Phat and Carlos Mienes before traveling to Milan to model for fashion houses such as Ungaro during the Italian Fashion Week. Paris was the final destination during the winter show season and British designer Vivienne Westwood made Ajuma Nasenyana the lead model in her show.

When the show season was over, Nasenyana attended photo-shoots for many magazines, a video for Lacoste and a catalogue for Issey Miyake. She was a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show model for 2006 show held at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, USA. Currently she lives in London.

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