Born in Houston, Texas, Nnenna Agba lived for 12 years in Nigeria, only to come back to the United States at the age of 14. In 2004, she completed her studies as a Chemistry major at the Texas A&M University and before she joined America’s Next Top Model Cycle 6, she was working as a chemist at a Texas-based oil oilfield chemical company called Champion Technologies. She is 5 feet, 9Â½ inches tall, and has four sisters, 3 of whom are still in Nigeria. She is highly passionate about modeling, studying issues related to poverty and to the hunger and health crises in Africa, drug research, traveling, dancing and cooking.
During the makeover session on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6, Nnenna’s head was shaved bald because on the previous photo shoot, where the girls had to be made to look bald, Nnenna was the one who looked amazing with absolutely no hair. The judges saw that Nnenna had a lot of potential, and she was a very strong contender in the beginning. However, as the weeks went by, her performance began to drop, and on the photo shoot in Bangkok, Thailand, Nnenna clearly had a difficult time pulling off the right pose. She was placed in the bottom two, and was subsequently eliminated from the competition.
After she appeared on the show, Nnenna started working with MC2, formerly known as Karin Models. She was also placed on the cover of Onyx Style Magazine.