The #1 Model Contest

Success Stories

Cindy Crawford. Gisele Bundchen. Lara Stone. Each of these supermodels were discovered at the Elite Model Look contest. Just a few of Elite's many success stories  discover more below.

Though she began modelling alongside her identical twin May, Ruth’s star exploded when she shaved her long hair to a dramatic buzzcut. The British beauty has opened for Max Mara, walked for Gucci and starred in a Saint Laurent campaign shot by Hedi Slimane.

RUTH BELL

UK EML 2013

Matthew was scouted while working at Topman store in Manchester. Since then, he's appeared in campaigns for Dior, McQ, Burberry and Belstaff. Away from the camera he's a talented saxophonist and avid cyclist.

MATTHEW BELL

UK EML 2013

Supermodel Cindy fronted campaigns for Pepsi, Gap and Revlon, hosted for MTV and ranked among the world's highest paid models. After three decades in the fashion industry, Cindy remains the benchmark for the 'all American beauty'.

CINDY CRAWFORD

USA EML 1983

Appearing in over 130 magazine covers, Tatjana was on the 1990 edition of Vogue with Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, the cover that epitomised the supermodel phenomena. Today, she campaigns for animal rights.

TATJANA PATITZ

Germany EML 1983

One of the original supermodels of the 90's, Stephanie was the face of Dior, appeared in Guns 'n' Roses music videos and was one of the first Victoria's Secret models.

STEPHANIE SEYMOUR

USA EML 1983

Brazilian supermodel and long-running Victoria's Secret Angel Gisele is likely to be the world's first model billionaire. Forbes Magazine estimated her recent annual earnings at $44 million.

GISELE BÜNDCHEN

BRAZIL EML 1994

Ines has walked for Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In 1996, she replaced beauty icon Isabella Rossellini as the face Lancôme. She is now a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

INES SASTRE

SPAIN EML 1989

Diane's modelling career includes campaigns for Chanel, Armani, Lancôme, Calvin Klein and L'Oréal. She has acted in 'The Piano Player', 'Troy' and Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Bastards'.

DIANE KRUGER

GERMANY EML 1992

One of the world’s best paid models, this Brazilian bombshell worked for brands including Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani before becoming one of Victoria's Secret most famous angels.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

BRAZIL EML 1996

Isabeli's longevity in the modelling industry is testimony to her glamazonian beach body and and spirited personality. Her recent campaigns include L'Oreal Paris, H&M Beachwear and Calvin Klein. She lives in Sao Paolo with her two sons where she is a Rotary Ambassador for Polio Eradication.

ISABELI FONTANA

BRAZIL EML 1996

Natasa fled to Serbia when she was 12 to escape the Bosnian conflict. She won EML in 1997 when she was 19 and made her debut for Balenciaga and has worked for Chanel, Calvin Klein and Lanvin. 

NATASA VOJNOVIC

Serbia EML 1996

Named model of the year at the British Fashion Awards in 2010, Lara was a top-earning star of the new supermodel generation. An edgy, sexy and occasionally controversial 'It Model', Lara has proved her longevity with her recent comeback after motherhood.

LARA STONE

NETHERLANDS EML 1999

Industry icon Rianne has fronted campaigns for Versace, Armani, Chanel, Guerlain and Clarins. A favourite of Jean-Paul Gaultier, she is the face of his Classique perfume. Having shielded her private life from the public eye, she retains an air of mystery.

RIANNE TEN HAKEN

NETHERLANDS EML 2001

A favourite with French beauty brands Chloé and L'Oreal, Eniko has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, I-D Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, W, Another Magazine and Numero. Her dog Charles has his own hashtag on Instagram.

ENIKO MIHALIK

HUNGARY EML 2002

Slovakian model whose career took off in 2006 when she walked for Rodarte. Michaela walked for Victoria’s Secret in 2007 and in 2010, starred in the Dior Homme campaign opposite Jude Law. 

MICHAELA KOCIANOVA

Slovakia EML 2004

Surfer girl Charlotte hails from the Atlantic coast of France. Since her 2005 win, she has walked for Prada aged just 16, for Christian Lacroix, Dior, Chanel, Hermès, Valentino and Louis Vuitton. She was the face of Chanel Chance.

CHARLOTTE DI CALYPSO

FRANCE EML 2005

Constance walked in a staggering 200 shows in her first two years of work. Known for being impeccably polite, she won the prestigious Estée Lauder contract and is a fundraiser for the Urban Dove Charter School which high school dropouts a second chance.

CONSTANCE JABLONSKI

FRANCE EML 2006

The daughter of a Swedish father and French mother, Sigrid embodies a classic French elegance that makes her a natural choice for Celine, Gucci and Ellie Saab. A longtime collaborator with Chanel, Sigrid starred opposite Brad Pitt in a campaign for Chanel No. 5.

SIGRID AGREN

France EML 2006

The angular lines of this Czech beauty gives those she works with an architectural canvas. Though she spoke no English at the beginning of her career, Denisa has shot campaigns with Givenchy, editorials with Numero, L’Officiel, Vogue Japan and Elle Russia.

DENISA DVORAKOVA

CZECH REPUBLIC EML 2006

Cora’s long limbs and sparkling personality made her muse at Chanel. She followed in Karolina Kurkova and Freja Beha Erichsen’s footsteps to open and close the Bottega Veneta show. For 2015, she is the face of M.A.C.’s 2015 Holiday campaign.

CORA EMMANUEL

MARTINIQUE EML 2008

The rise of Fei Fei Sun coincides with China's emergence as a key luxury market. She was the first ever Asian model to grace the cover of Vogue Italy, demonstrating that beauty knows no borders. Recent campaigns include Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada.

FEI FEI SUN

CHINA EML 2008

An icon of street style, Ming has walked for Maison Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel and Louis Vuitton since representing China at EML. She was the first Chinese model to be claimed exclusively by Givenchy for their couture show.

MING XI

CHINA EML 2009

Dark and androgynous, Erjona’s piercing eyes launched her from Kristiansand. She made her runway debut for Balenciaga in 2011 and names Beyonce and Taylor Swift as her music icons.

ERJONA ALA

NORWAY EML 2010

Scouted in Rennes in her native Brittany, blue-eyed Josephine has shot campaigns for Zara, DKNY and Chloe. Last year, she was selected as Mugler muse by David Koma. Her brother Jules is also a model, and they were cast side-by-side by Sonia Rykiel in 2015.

JOSEPHINE LE TUTOUR

FRANCE EML 2011

Months after representing Reunion at EML, Pauline walked for Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Rochas and was in the Chanel SS16 show. She has been shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Interview. She loves to relax with TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother".

PAULINE HOARAU

REUNION ISLAND EML 2011

Antonina is a favourite of runway casting directors. For Spring Summer 2016 alone, she closed for Stella McCartney, Barabra Bui, Courreges and Costume National and has graced the cover of the CR Fashion Book. 

ANTONINA PETKOVIC

SERBIA EML 2012

The pale beauty of Swiss native Manuela has captured the imagination of stylists from Dazed & Confused to Italian Vogue, and her perfect professionalism has given her an edge. She opened for Calvin Klein and became a casting director favourite. 

MANUELA FREY

SWITZERLAND EML 2012

Vittoria’s dark charms have been celebrated with aplomb by Dolce & Gabbana, as well as Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Valentino and Moschino, making her a modern Italian muse. To relax, Vittoria enjoys taking time out at the spa.

VITTORIA CERETTI

Italy EML 2012

Ysaunny made her debut in 2013, walking for Dior, Kenzo, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. Her first campaign was for Balmain, and she walked in the show for their wildly successful collaboration with H&M. She skateboards in her spare time.

YSAUNNY BRITO

Dominican Republic EML 2012

Since winning third place in 2013, the statuesque beauty has been shot by Craig McDean for the New York Times, Alaisdair McLellan for Vogue Paris and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine. When she’s not in front of camera, Amilna loves to dance.

AMILNA ESTEVAO

ANGOLA EML 2013

With his strong jawline and beestung lips, Serge achieved immediate success since EML. The next season, he walked in an astonishing 31 shows, including Dior, Fendi, Hermès, Raf Simon, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci, making him the season's most successful model. 

SERGE RIGVAVA

Austria EML 2014

Since participation in EML, Greta went on to become Ricardo Tisci’s muse the very next season. Greta hails from Chiaravalle. Face of Prada’s eyewear campaign, she is fast becoming the new face of Italian chic.

GRETA VARLESE

ITALY EML 2014
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