Ghanaian model, Prince IB, raised high the flag of Ghana in Benidorm, Spain, when he helped Ghana place second at the 2017 edition of the Costa Blanca Fashion Week/ Model of the World competition, which took place from May 11-13, 2017.
Prince, 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.
The Costa Blanca fashion week/ World Model of the Year 2017, male category, went to Venezuela, which came with the trophy and $10,000. Second runner-up in the male category went to Mexico.
In the female category, Ghana’s representative, 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.
The Costa Blanca fashion week/ Model of the World competition 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.
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 organizing 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. Prince has further emphasized the enormous support extended to him by Mr. Greg of Nallem Clothing, Brommon and Chadda, Ophelia of Ophelia Crossland, KOD, Kofi Gyedu and Stephen Appiah, former Black stars captain.