Top Model of the World

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The Top Model of the World is an international search for the ultimate model. The event started in 1993 in Miami, organised by the Globana Group.[1] It is now owned and managed by the World Beauty Organization.[2]

The current Top Model of the World for 2019 is Nicole Menayo from Spain, crowned on January 24, 2020.[3]

Winners[edit]

Top Model of the World 2006, Natália Guimarães of Brazil
Year Winner Country Venue Entrants
2019 Sandra nagy  Spain Hurgada, Egypt 35
2018 Sandra nagy  Peru Hurgada, Egypt 41
2017 Aslıhan Karalar  Turkey Paris, France 39
2016 Margo Cooper [4]  Bulgaria Bremen, Germany 41
2015 Elena Kosmina [5]  Ukraine Red Sea, Egypt 49
2014 Tania Valencia [6]  Colombia Red Sea, Egypt 41
2013 Monica Palacios  Caribbean (Colombia) Red Sea, Egypt 47
2012 Luna Voce  Italy Dortmund, Germany 43
2011 Loredana Salanță  Romania Usedom, Germany 44
2009/10 Carolina Rodríguez Ferrero  Colombia Dortmund, Germany 40
2008 Débora Lyra  Brazil Berlin, Germany 41
2007 Alessandra Alores  Germany Hurghada, Egypt 41
2006 Natália Guimarães (Resigned)  Brazil Kunming, China 50
Michelle de Leon (Successor)  Philippines
2005 Dominika van Santen  Margarita Island (Venezuela) Humen, China 47
2004 Sun Na  China Karlsruhe, Germany 34
2003 Nihan Akkuş  Turkey Aachen, Germany 38
2002 Natascha Börger  Germany Aachen, Germany 33
2001 Renata Janetkova  Czech Republic Kaiserslautern, Germany 28
2000 Yeliz Çelişkan  Turkey Vreden, Germany 30
1999 Suzana Fabriova  Slovak Republic Frankfurt, Germany unknown
1998 Michelle Khan  Trinidad & Tobago Magdeburg, Germany 28
1997 Franzisca Schaub  Germany Legden, Germany 45
1996 Selinée Méndez  Dominican Republic Koblenz, Germany 26
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera  Venezuela Moscow, Russia 36
1994 Claudine Obert  France Miami, USA 24
1993 Francesca Bologna  Italy Miami, USA unknown

By number of wins[edit]

Country Titles Winning Years
 Turkey 3 2000, 2003, 2017
 Germany 1997, 2002, 2007
 Colombia 2 2009, 2014
 Italy 1993, 2011
 Brazil 2006*, 2008
 Spain 1 2019
 Peru 2018
 Bulgaria 2016
 Ukraine 2015
 Caribbean (Colombia) 2013
 Romania 2010
 Philippines 2006
 Margarita Island (Venezuela) 2005
 China 2004
 Czech Republic 2001
 Slovak Republic 1999
 Trinidad & Tobago 1998
 Dominican Republic 1996
 Venezuela 1995
 France 1994

List of runners-up[edit]

Year 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up 3rd Runner-up 4th Runner-up
1994 Pinar Tezcan
 Turkey
Mariya Sukhareva
 Belarus
not awarded not awarded
1995 Paula Andrea Betancourt Arroyave
 Colombia
Leen Ragis
 Kenya
Lorena de Leon Pangan
 Philippines
not awarded
1996 Jana Festova
 Czech Republic
Andrea Deak
 Hungary
Anja Haertel
 Germany
Vierushka Algandona Viera
 Panama
1997 Cris Tomaszeck
 Brazil
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1998 Tanisha Drummond
 Panama
Agnes Nagy
 Hungary
Dania Patricia Prince Méndez
 Honduras
Jonna Kauppila
 Finland
1999 Monica Elizabeth Escolar Danko
 Colombia
Dayanarah Zulay del Carmen Roozendaal
 Curaçao
not awarded not awarded
2000 Nina Kavecevic
 Yugoslavia
Jerika de los Angeles Hoffman Leal
 Venezuela
not awarded not awarded
2001 Jenny Díaz Batista
 Dominican Republic
Mónica Caicedo Valencia
 Colombia
Zornitsa Hristova
 Bulgaria
Basak Sahin
 Turkey
2002 Nikki Formann
 United States
Kristina Tudikova
 Slovak Republic
Adanelli Nuñez
 Mexico
Justine Vinluan Gabionza
 Philippines
2003 Daniela Scholz
 Germany
Huan Lulu
 China
Desirée Virginia Pallotta Peña
 Venezuela
Lorena Irene Velarde Briceño
 Mexico
2004 Yordanos Teshager Bitew
 East Africa (Ethiopia)
Mirjana Gmitrovic
 Serbia and Montenegro
Viktoria Stadtlander
 Germany
Irina Stikanova
 Estonia
2005 Maria Joseph Kidumbuyo
 Tanzania
Katarzyna Blazko
 Poland
not awarded not awarded
2006 Michelle de Leon (Successor)
 Philippines
Tatyana Dmitrivenko
 Kazakhstan
not awarded not awarded
2007 Yelena Aladko
 Belarus
Lobna Amin
 Egypt
Luciana de Oliveira Pinheiro
 Brazil
Yuliya Andrushchenko
 Ukraine
2008 Yolimar Sánchez
 United States
Diana Ivancheva
 Bulgaria
not awarded not awarded
2009/10 Gabriela Nidioska Concepción Guzmán
 Venezuela
Muriel Susana Viera
 United States
Xenia Lamber
 Ukraine
Daniela Arkenberg
 Germany
2011 Katerina Fedosejeva
 Baltic Sea (Latvia)
Vanessa Gayle Sibanda
 Zimbabwe
Zuzanna Brzezińska
 Poland
Yasmine Ouchene
 Algeria
2012 Malaika Maidei Mushandu
 Zimbabwe
Melina Ramirez Serna
 Colombia
Maria de Luz Da Silva dos Santos
 Denmark
Maria de Luz Da Silva dos Santos
 Venezuela
2013 Inara Anthonia Isaiah
Gulf of Guinea
Burcu Taynaz
 Turkey
Savanagh-Ray Walker
 Canada
Ganna Oleksiyivna Zhadan
 Ukraine
2014 Jailenne Rivera Rodríguez
 Puerto Rico
Anrónet Ann Roelofsz
 South Africa
Niler Bernard Mruma
 Tanzania
Giulia Campesi
 Italy
2015 Celeste Marshall
 Bahamas
Irene Valeria Velásquez
 Venezuela
Stephany Souza Silva
 Brazil
Madison Anderson Berrios
 Puerto Rico
2016 Franceska Marisabel Toro Medina
 Puerto Rico
Paththage Visna Kaumini Fernando
 Sri Lanka
Emanuelle de Maria Costa Assunção
 Brazil
Anchana Artklom
 Thailand
2017 María Camila Medrano Camargo
 San Andrés (Colombia)
Norhely Celaya Bracamontes
 Mexico
Naomy Dennisia
 Seychelles
not awarded
2018 Harini Silva
 Sri Lanka
Natalia La Torre Santana
 Puerto Rico
not awarded not awarded
2019 Vishakha Tania René
 Mauritius
Carmen Sofia Maury Atencia
 Colombia
not awarded not awarded

Continental Top Model[edit]

Year Top Model of Africa Top Model of Asia Top Model of Central & North America Top Model of Europe Top Model of Oceania  Top Model of South America
2007 Lobna Amin
 Egypt
Chang Hsin-Chin
 Taiwan
Maridelys Valdez
Caribbean islands
Sandra Obradovic
 Serbia
Sally Anne Arnott
 Australia
Luciana de Oliveira Pinheiro
 Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celeste Marshall named first runner-up at Top Model of the World competition". The Nassau Guardian.
  2. ^ Yu, Florence Pia G (August 24, 2016). "Dubai resident to compete in Top Model of the World in Germany". Gulf News. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Spain wins Top Model of the World 2019". dailyasianage. Jan 28, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka placed third". The Island. September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Celeste Marshall wins Best Costume and 1st Runner up at Top Model of the World". The Bahamas Weekly. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  6. ^ "La caleña Tania Valencia ganó por Colombia el concurso Top Model of the World". El País (in Spanish). April 11, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2016.

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