26 August 2014

Kenyan Wins Coveted Fashion Award in Toronto

Photo: Everline Aboka/Facebook
Everline Aboka.

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada and winner of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title has won another coveted award.

Everline took home the African Canadian Model of the Year award at the African Fashion Industry Awards, after her sterling performance at the African Fashion Week in Toronto.

She also bagged the Model Award "for her support to the models during the competition, a spirit that is never present in contestants competing for the same title in any competition", according an online statement.

"I was honoured to receive the African Canadian Model of the year Award. A big thank you to African Fashion Week Toronto," Everline wrote on her Facebook page, thanking everyone who has been instrumental in her career, "for being part of this journey, without you all these awards wouldn't be this special."

The Kisumu-bred model began modelling professionally in Kenya in 2005 and has several awards to her name with the most recent being in April 2013 when she trounced models from more than 47 countries to win the coveted Top Model World Wide in London, United Kingdom.

Other accolades include Miss International Woman 2006 and 2007, Miss Wakilisha Na Trust Kenya 2006, M-Net Face of Africa Finalist 2008, Miss World Kenya Finalist 2009 among others. A philanthropist, Aboka plans to build a rescue centre for street children in Kisumu through her organisation-Hope Africa Foundation.

More on This
Kenyan Top Model to Launch Charity in Kisumu

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada, who won the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title in a stiff … see more »

Copyright © 2014 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.