Narrowed down from more than sixty thousand applicants worldwide, 44 finalists competed in New York City this past week to win contracts with Ford Models in the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest.
Camila Finn, a brunette from Brazil, won the top prize, a $250,000 modeling contract with Ford Models. Along with the top prize two other contracts were awarded at the final event on January 12 at the Ford Tunnel, Otilia Aionesei of Romania took home second prize of a $150,000 contract and Ingrid Schram of Canada secured the third prize of a $100,000 Ford Modeling contract.
"Recognizing raw talent has always been a priority for Ford," said Katie Ford, CEO of Ford Models. "Finding new faces that embody the latest fashion trends has kept Ford at the forefront of the industry for nearly 60 years. We are thrilled to have discovered Camila, Otilia and Ingrid and look forward to representing them."
Along with the Ford modeling contracts each of the three winners will begin work immediately today. The first job for the three new Ford faces will be a photo shoot for Denim with Lycra, one of the contest's sponsors.
The worldwide contest concluded with a full-scale fashion show in which each of the 44 finalists walked the catwalk in three looks from designer names such as CK, Lotta Stensson, Narciso Rodriguez, and Denim with Lycra. The contestants were judged by a panel of influential tastemakers including Ford Model's Eileen Ford, Katie Ford and John Caplan, Vogue's Kate Armenta, Elle magazine's Nina Garcia, The Fashion Police's Robert Verdi, Pia Maria Sandos of Isadora, and supermodels Ines Rivero and Patricia Velasquez.
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