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 2016 is Margo Cooper from Bularia.[3]

Winners[edit]

Top Model of the World 2006, Natália Guimarães of Brazil
Year Winner Country Venue
1993/1994 Francesca Bologna  Italy Miami, USA
1994/1995 Claudine Obert  France Miami, USA
1995/1996 Jacqueline Aguilera  Venezuela Moscow, Russia
1996/1997 Selinée Méndez  Dominican Republic Koblenz, Germany
1997/1998 Franzisca Schaub  Germany Legden, Germany
1998/1999 Michelle Khan  Trinidad & Tobago Magdeburg, Germany
1999/2000 Suzana Fabriova  Slovak Republic Frankfurt, Germany
2000/2001 Yeliz Celiskan  Turkey Vreden, Germany
2001/2002 Renata Janetkova  Czech Republic Kaiserslautern, Germany
2002/2003 Natascha Börger  Germany Aachen, Germany
2003/2004 Nihan Akkus  Turkey Aachen, Germany
2004/2005 Sun Na  China Karlsruhe, Germany
2005/2006 Dominika van Santen  Venezuela Humen, China
2006/2007 Natália Guimarães (Resigned)  Brazil Kunming, China
Michelle de Leon (Successor)  Philippines
2007/2008 Alessandra Alores  Germany Hurghada, Egypt
2008/2009 Débora Lyra  Brazil Berlin, Germany
2009/2010 Carolina Rodríguez Ferrero  Colombia Dortmund, Germany
2010/2011 Loredana Salanță  Romania Usedom, Germany
2011/2012 Luna Voce  Italy Dortmund, Germany
2013/2014 Monica Palacios  Colombia Red Sea, Egypt
2014/2015 Tania Valencia [4]  Colombia Red Sea, Egypt
2015/2016 Elena Kosmina [5]  Ukraine Red Sea, Egypt
2016/2017 Margo Cooper [3]  Bulgaria Bremen, Germany
2017/2018

By number of wins[edit]

Country Titles Winning Years
 Colombia 3 2009, 2013, 2014
 Germany 1997, 2002, 2007
 Venezuela 2 1995, 2005
 Turkey 2000, 2003
 Brazil 2006(Resigned), 2008
 France 1 1994
 Dominican Republic 1996
 Trinidad and Tobago 1998
 Slovak Republic 1999
 Czech Republic 2001
 Chile 2004
 Philippines 2006(Successor)
 Italy 2011
 Ukraine 2015
 Bulgaria 2016

Host cities[edit]

In 1995 the competition was held outside the USA for the first time.[citation needed] The host was Russia.[citation needed] In 2005, it was held for the very first time in Asia, in China.[citation needed] In a spectacular open air show the final of the 2005 event took place in the Humen Park with over 10,000 spectators and the winner was Dominika van Santen from Margarita Island, Venezuela.[citation needed] The event was broadcast live with over 360 million viewers worldwide. In 2006, it was held in Kunming, China.[citation needed] There, Dominika van Santen crowned her successor, Natália Guimarães from Brazil.[citation needed]

By year[edit]

2010[edit]

Top Model of the World
Date February 21, 2010
Venue Hohensyburg Casino, Dortmund, Germany
Entrants 42
Placements 15
Winner Carolina Rodriguez
 Colombia
Congeniality Alba Dominguez
 Spain
Photogenic Andreea Elena Stoia
 Romania

The 17th Top Model Of The World Pageant was held in the Hohensyburg Casino in Dortmund, Germany from 10–21 February 2010. Forty three contestants competed in the event in which Carolina Rodriguez who represented Colombia walked away with the first Top Model of the World title for her country.[6]

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]
Final results Contestant
Top Model of the World 2010
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15 Semifinalists
Special awards[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Height Hometown
 Armenia Marine Tunyan 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Yerevan
 Australia Cassie Wainwrigh 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Melbourne
 Bahamas Kendra Wilkinson 20 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Nassau
 Bolivia Diana Ascarrunz Melgar 17 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Sucre
 Brazil Naiara Dornelas 24 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Belo Horizonte
 Bulgaria Stanimira Antonova 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Sofia
 Canada Shanna Armogan 26 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Quebec
 Colombia Carolina Rodriguez 24 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Bogotá
 Croatia Martina Rakuljic 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Zagreb
 Curaçao Norayla Maria Francisco 25 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Willemstad
 Czech Republic Eliska Bucková 20 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Hodonín
 Dominican Republic Ana Virginia Dóleo 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Santo Domingo
 El Salvador Melissa Henriquez 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) San Salvador
 Finland Saana-Kaisa Saari 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Helsinki
 France Celia Bettinger 17 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Pays de la Loire
 Germany Daniela Arkenberg 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Hanover
 Ghana Doris Asumaning 26 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Accra
 Guadeloupe Agnes Rogers 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Basse-Terre
 Honduras Jennifer Paz 18 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) San Pedro Sula
 Hungary Emerencia Bencsik 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Budapest
 Iceland Bryndis Gyda Grimsdottir 18 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Reykjavík
 Ireland Stephanie Crabtree 18 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Dublin
 Kazakhstan Kristina Algozhina 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Almaty
 Kosovo Kaqusha Thaci 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Pristina
 Macedonia Slagjana Cvetkovska 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Skopje
 Malta Yasmin Falzon 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Valletta
 Mediterranean Emma Spiteri 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Valletta
 Netherlands Franca Nieuwenhuys 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Amsterdam
 Norway Sandra Lura 22 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Oslo
 Philippines Christi Lynn McGarry 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Manila
 Puerto Rico Merary Gutiérrez 24 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Bayamón
 Romania Andreea Elena Stoia 24 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Bucharest
 Slovak Republic Miriam Mattova 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Bratislava
 Spain Alba Domínguez 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Málaga
 Serbia Dragana Dujovic 25 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Novi Sad
 Sweden Cecilia Ragnarsson 23 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Stockholm
  Switzerland Marina Tyulkina 25 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Bern
 Taiwan Xiaoou Liu 25 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Taipei
 Ukraine Xenia Lamber 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Kiev
 USA Muriel Susana Viera 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) DeLand
 Venezuela Gabriela Concepción 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Puerto Cabello
 Zimbabwe Sonia Bott 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Harare

2011[edit]

Top Model of the World
Date March 16, 2011
Venue Usedom Island, Germany
Entrants 44
Placements 15
Debuts Bay Island, Caspian Sea, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, San Andrés, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Withdrawals Bahamas, Croatia, Curacao, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Mediterranean, Norway, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Venezuela
Returns Algeria, Baltic Sea, Belgium, Black Sea, Caucasus, China, Denmark, England, India, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Zambia
Winner Loredana Violeta Salanța
 Romania
Congeniality Alejandra Panozo Muguertegui
 Bolivia
Photogenic Denise Garrido
 Canada

The 18th Top Model Of The World Pageant was held in Usedom Island, Germany in March 16, 2011. 44 contestants competed in the event in which Loredana Violeta Salanța who represented Romania walked away with the first Top Model of the World title for her country.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]
Final results Contestant
Top Model of the World 2011
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Poland – Zusanna Brzezinska
4th runner-up
Top 15 Semifinalists in ranking order
Special awards[edit]
Special Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
  •  Bolivia – Alejandra Panozo Muguertegui
Miss Photogenic
  •  Canada – Denise Garrido
Best In Evening Gown
  •  Poland – Zusanna Brzezinska
Best Body
  •  Brazil – Juliete Beraldo de Pieri

Contestants[edit]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Height Hometown
 Algeria Yasmine Ouchene 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Algiers
 Armenia Juletta Gizhlaryan 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Yerevan
 Australia Christine Andrew 18 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Sydney
 Baltic Sea Katerina Fedosejeva 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Riga
 Bay Island Johanna Castillo 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Miami
 Belgium Annelien Pauwels 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Brussels
 Black Sea Nina Astrakhantseva 21 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Simferopol
 Bolivia Alejandra Panozo Muguertegui 25 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Cochabamba
 Brazil Juliete Beraldo de Pieri 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Primavera do Leste
 Bulgaria Petia Velkova 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Sofia
 Canada Denise Gerrido 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Bradford
 Caspian Sea Oksana Solomanina 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Moscow
 Caucasus Anush Evoyan 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Yerevan
 China Xiong Ziyi 25 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Shanghai
 Colombia Lizeth Romero 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bogota
 Denmark Rikke Jorgensen 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic Thelma Lecta 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Santo Domingo
 El Salvador Anita Puertas 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) San Salvador
 England Georgia Jennifer Smith 17 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) London
 Germany Leslie Braumann [13] 26 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Berlin
 Ghana Portia Abena Essel 20 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Accra
 Guadeloupe Marika Popotte 24 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Basse-Terre
 Honduras Marilyn Orellana 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Tegucigalpa
 India Michelle Almeida 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Mumbai
 Kazakhstan Dana Jangarasheva 18 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Almaty
 Korea Park Jae-rang 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Seoul
 Kyrgyzstan Ludmila Elgina 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Bishkek
 Latvia Agnese Eiduka 24 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Riga
 Lithuania Karolina Zubkute 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Vilnius
 Luxembourg Melanie Santiago Duran 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Luxembourg
 Macedonia Ivana Stojanova 19 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Skopje
 Netherlands Laureen Vlashof 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Amsterdam
 Northern Ireland Jade Martine Roberts 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Belfast
 Philippines Madison Elliott 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Manila
 Poland Zusanna Brzezinska 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Warsaw
 Romania Loredana Violeta Salanța 19 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Bucharest
 Russia Irina Gorlova 26 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Moscow
 San Andrés Rosa Córdoba 18 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) San Andrés
 Spain Eva Rodríguez Quiroga [12] 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Madrid
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Antoinell Keizer 22 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) Kingstown
 Sweden Sofia Hällstrand 17 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Stockholm
 Ukraine Diana Loboda 18 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Kiev
 Zambia Percivia Chimfwembe Mulenga 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Lusaka
 Zimbabwe Vanessa Sibanda 21 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Harare

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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