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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Isabeli's longevity in the modelling industry is testimony to her Amazonian beach body 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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. She has a daughter, Eva Rose, and her dog Charles has his own hashtag on Instagram.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Alecia Morais landed a Top 15 place at the World Final in China. Since then she has walked for Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton.
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.
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.
Since being named Overall Winner at Elite Model Look World Final 2012, Marilhea has worked for brands like Balmain and magazines like Vogue and l’Officiel.
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.
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.
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.
Since participating in Elite Model Look, Austrian Benjamin Benedek has honed his physique to become a favourite of Moschino, Roberto Coavalli and Versace.
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.
With wide-set, clear eyes and delicate bone structure, Marie-Louise has shot editorials for Elle, Harper's Bazaar, l'Officiel and Vogue.
Rising star Alvaro Silveira has landed jobs for Burberry and Jean Paul Gaultier since he took part in Elite Model Look Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former French Finalist Loane Normand is a favourite of casting directors at brands like Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent and Givenchy.
Matilde Rastelli scored a Top 15 place at the 2015 Elite Model Look World Final in Milan. The next season, she opened the Givenchy show, and has since worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Vogue Italia and Bulgari.
Making history as Africa’s first Overall Winner of Elite Model Look 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.
Representing France at the Elite Model Look World Final 2016, Etienne Robert has since made his mark with Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbana and DSquared2.
Mustafa Dawood was originally rejected from Elite Model Look India, but persistence paid off and in 2017, he represented his country and was named People’s Choice Winner at the World Final 2017. His client list includes GQ India, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.
Valeria Buldini represented Italy when the World Final came to Milan in 2017. She has since become one to watch with jobs at Valentino, Givenchy, Alberta Ferretti and Burberry.
Russia’s Valeria Chenskaya was named Overall Winner at the Elite Model Look World Final 2017. Since, she has worked with brands like Balmain, Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli.
The first Finalist from Rwanda, Jeff Cubahiro won a Top 15 place at the Elite Model Look World Final in Paris. He has since played muse to brands like Balmain, Purple Magazine and JW Anderson.