Ford Models Supermodel of the World

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Supermodel of the World
Ford Models Supermodel of the World Logo.jpg
Genre Model search competition
Frequency Annually
Inaugurated 1980
Founder Eileen Ford

Supermodel of the World (Ford Supermodel of the Year, formerly Face of the 80s) is an international modeling contest established by Eileen Ford in 1980. The contest showcases young fashion model entrants from over 50 countries in order to discover new talent for the fashion industry. The winner of the international final event receives a $250,000 modeling contract with Ford Models. The two runners up receive contracts of $150,000 and $100,000 respectively.


Held Winner Country
1981 Annette Stai[1]  Norway
1982 Renée Simonsen  Denmark
1983 Carrie Miller  United States
1984 Catherine Ahnell  Sweden
1985 Joanna Van Trees  United States
1986 Monika Schnarre  Canada
1987 Celia Forner  Spain
1988 Anuschka Muzik  Czechoslovakia
1989 Synne Myreboe  Norway
1990 Anneliese Seubert  Australia
1991 Daniela Benavente  Chile
1992 Tricia Helfer  Canada
1993 Veronica Blume  Spain
1994 Georgia Göttmann  Germany
1995 Anna Marie Cseh  Hungary
1996 Leanne Spencer  Canada
1997 Diana Pereira  Portugal
1998 Katie Burell  United Kingdom
1999 Alyssa Kealy  Australia
2000 Margarita Babina  Russia
2001 Asta Buziliauskaitė  Lithuania
2002 Dari Maximova  Germany
2004 Nataliya Gotsiy  Ukraine
2005 Camila Finn  Brazil
2006 Katsia Damankova  Belarus
2007 Sanne Nijhof[2]  Netherlands
2008 Kang Seung-hyun[1]  Korea
2009 Tayane Leão  Brazil
2010 Katrina Karlina Caune  Latvia
2011 Danica Magpantay  Philippines
2012 Sofía Polenta  Argentina
  • No event was held in 2003.

Notable participants[edit]

Notable participants that did not win the contest were Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman, Kendra Spears, Marie-Christine Gessinger, Nadege Herrera, Magdalena Wróbel, Liliane Ferrarezi, Bianca Chiminello, Ingrid Schram, Bipasha Basu, Caron Bernstein, Zana Krasniqi, Malin Akerman, Elsa Benítez, Catrinel Menghia, Keity Mendieta, Nicole Trunfio, Michelle Behennah and Melanie Marquez.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Our next Super Model". Klikk. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Horse-riding Dutch teenager is new superstar of modelling world". Daily Mail. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 

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