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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.

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
Photo © Irving Penn

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
Photo © Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi

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
Photo © Karim Sadli

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
Photo © Manuel Outumuro

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
Photo © Karl Lagerfeld

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
Photo © Mario Testino

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
Photo © Alique

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
Photo © Philippe Cometti

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
Photo © Cuneyt Akeroglu

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
Photo © Philip Riches

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
Photo © Krisztián Éder

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
Photo © Dennis Stenild

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
Photo © Jonathan Segade

Ruben Rua has shot for the likes of Vanity Fair, GQ and Men’s Health and won the 2015 Portuguese Golden Globe for Best Male Model. 

RUBEN RUA

PORTUGAL 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
Photo © Victor Demarchelier

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
Photo © Jan Welters

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
Photo © Ryan Michael Kelly

Nina Agdal was Sports Illustrated's Rookie of the Year in 2012, and appeared on their 50th anniversary cover. She has modelled for Victoria’s Secret and recently starred in the CR Fashion Book.

NINA AGDAL

DENMARK EML 2007
Photo © Nina Agdal, Rudiy and Aidan

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
Photo © Steven Meisel

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
Photo © Bojana Tatarska

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
Photo © Nathaniel Goldberg

Birgit has walked for the likes of Chanel, Versace and Fendi and covered a number of international editions of Vogue. She starred alongside Jamie Dornan in the Hugo Boss BOSS fragrance campaign. Birgit has a passion for wildlife conservation.

BIRGIT KOS

Netherlands EML 2010

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
Photo © Mateo Montanari

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
Photo © Mathieu Vladimir Alliard

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
Photo © Dario Catellani

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
Photo © William Lords

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
Photo © Emma Tempest

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
Photo © Jan Welters

Vittoria’s dark charms have been celebrated with aplomb by Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Valentino and Moschino, making her a modern Italian muse. She has starred in campaigns for Chanel. To relax, Vittoria enjoys taking time out at the spa.

VITTORIA CERETTI

Italy EML 2012
Photo © Emma Tempest

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
Photo © William Lords

Since participating in Elite Model Look, Austrian Benjamin Benedek has honed his physique to become a favourite of Moschino, Roberto Coavalli and Versace.

BENJAMIN BENEDEK

AUSTRIA EML 2013

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
Photo © Sophia Sabados

With wide-set, clear eyes and delicate bone structure, Marie-Louise has shot editorials for Elle, Harper's Bazaar, l'Officiel and Vogue. 

MARIE-LOUISE WEDEL

Denmark EML 2013

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
Photo © Paul Morel

Yasmin Wijnaldum made her debut at the Jean-Paul Gaultier haute couture Fall/Winter 2015 show, and fronting the Prada Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. She has since covered Vogue magazine, walked for Victoria’s Secret and named by Business of Fashion as one of the 500 people shaping the industry.

YASMIN WIJNALDUM

Netherlands EML 2014

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
Photo © Saverio Cardia

Mayowa was the first Nigerian model to star in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, and has walked for Victoria’s Secret. 

MAYOWA NICHOLAS

Nigeria 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
Photo © Remi Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis

Maths student-turned-model Victor Ndigwe became the first Nigerian male model to walk catwalks in Milan and Paris, walking for Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Versace, Hermes, Kenzo and Balmain. A singer-songwriter, he has released music under his stage name Phvnix.

VICTOR NDIGWE

Nigeria EML 2014

Since making her debut at the Dior Spring 2015 show, Irina has become a runway favourite, walking for Chanel, Valentino, Marni, Alexander McQueen and Balmain. She has starred in Vogue Italia, W Magazine and Elle Serbia.

IRINA DJURANOVIC

Montenegro EML 2014

Nina made her runway debut walking for Anthony Vaccarello’s first show as designer for Saint Laurent and has gone on to front the campaigns for Stella McCartney, Chanel and Moschino. Nina has become an advocate for Asperger’s syndrome.

NINA MARKER

Denmark EML 2014

Overall Winner of the Elite Model Look World Final 2014, Bara went on to walk for Miu Miu at the Fall Winter 2015 show, and to become a runway regular, walking for Dior, Prada and Chanel. 

BARA PODZIMKOVA

Czech Republic EML 2014

Making history as Africa’s first Overall Winner of Elite Model World in 2016, Davidson went on to open and close Versace’s 2017/18 FW show. Since, he has walked for Balmain, Givenchy and DSquared2, and was catwalk coach at the 35th Elite Model Look World Final.

DAVIDISON OBENNEBO

Nigeria EML 2016

Making her fashion show debut in 2015 with Valentino in Rome, Lea has since topped the lists of most in-demand fashion week models with clients such as Givenchy, Dior and Versace, and has shot campaigns for Coach, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs.

LEA JULIAN

France EML 2016