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Elite Model Look

Founded in 1983, Elite Model Look is the world's most prestigious international modelling contest. It is credited with discovering Super Models including Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen, Lara Stone and Alessandra Ambrosio.

Each year, thousands of candidates across 30 countries participate in this extraordinary modelling competition that is a launching pad, not just for a modelling career, but for the world stage. offers an exclusive look inside model life beyond the competition. Follow the journey of the new faces and top models discovered through our platform. Get model tips, fashion trends, beauty tutorials on our homepage, Youtube channel and by following us on social media.

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The 31st Elite Model Look World Final was held in Shenzhen, China. For the first year, boys were also competing...Watch the show's highlights!

The set design for the 2014 World Final had models emerging from an illuminated box set on the bare concrete floor of the arena.

On stage, two large projection screens created a tunnel-like runway (Photo: Marcel Lennartz)

Elite’s supermodels Liu Wen, Richard Biedul and Mariacarla Boscono walked in the final show wearing La Perla (Photo: Vision by AG)

Elite & Vogue Italy ran a competition to find the best of emerging designers in Asia. Designers RXP by Reta and PoReal won this contest, here with Italian finalist Greta Varlese

Thousands attended the World final show at the Shenzhen Bay Arena (Photo: Vision by AG)

Showing them how it’s done: Liu Wen on stage with the Top 15 finalists (Photo: Vision by AG)

Dressed in black, finalists await the verdict on who will be named the winner of Elite Model Look 2014 (Photo: Vision by AG)

Bara Podzimkova from Czech Republic was the overall winner for the girls (Photo: Luc Braquet)

James Parker from Italy was the overall winner for the boys (Photo: Luc Braquet)

Meet the Top 15 EML 2014 World Finalists: a short film by This is My Video

TOP 15