International catwalks are heating up as Elite agencies and organizers across
the world conduct their final search for their Elite Model Look 2003.
Elite Model Look is a global campaign by leading model management agency
Elite to recruit fresh faces each year. Top models discovered through the Elite
Model Look include Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Gisele Bundchen and Nourchene
For many countries, the Elite Model Look national search is a large-scale event
that involves scouting tours across cities and extensive local media support.
In Tunisia, a casting tour on the beaches along 1300km of the Tunisian Coast
and across 10 cities to hunt for the Elite Model Look 2003 was held. The
number of applicants for Tunisia this year surged by about 2.5 times.
Elite Chile staged scouting events in the most important cities of Chile and
popular vacation spots such as Vina del Mar, Zapallar, Pucon and La Serena
over 4 months in summer. The finals event enjoyed the highest rating for
modeling events on national TV and was nominated the most important fashion event of the year.
Elite Korea brought 40 contestants to Thailand for a training camp, which
involved outdoor photography shoots in key sightseeing attractions. The event was covered extensively by media in both Korea and Thailand.
The largest worldwide model search of its kind, Elite Model Look has attracted
as many as 350,000 applicants from over 50 countries.
In Latin America and the Caribbean alone, over 100,000 entries have been
received for Elite Model Look this year.
"In Latin America, many applicants come from poor families. Most of them
have never taken an airplane and traveled abroad. Elite Model Look provides
the window of opportunity to see the world and develop a successful career
as an international model.
Gisele Bundchen represented Brazil in the Elite Model Look International
Finals in 1994 and went on to become one of the best models in the world
under Elite's management. She is the source of inspiration for many of our
contestants who see Elite Model Look as the way to fulfill their dreams for a
better life," said John Bilboa, Director of Elite Latin and South America.
To date, 25 countries have selected their most promising contestants to vie for
the Elite Model Look 2003 International Finals in Singapore. These include
Serbia and Montenegro (previously known as Yugoslavia), USA, Chile, Holland
and Tunisia whose contestants ranked top 3 over the past 2 years.
The national search for Elite Model Look 2003 is ongoing in most parts of Asia
such as China, India, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia until October. Only Japan
has selected their contestant so far.
For most of the contestants, especially those from longer haul markets such
as Europe and the Americas, the trip to Singapore for the Elite Model Look
2003 International Finals will be their first stop in Asia.
The Singapore Tourism Board is working closely with the event organiser MS
Twilight and local industry partners to create a most enjoyable and unforgettable experience to welcome the contestants and their supporters to
The contestants will all arrive in Singapore by 30 October 2003. They will
undergo training and outdoor photography shoots at popular sightseeing attractions in Singapore. They will be
staying at The Regent Singapore,
which is the official hotel for the event.
The Elite Model Look International 2003 International Finals will be held on 8
November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Admission to this trendy and chic
event is by invitation only. Special promotions will be held in Singapore and
overseas visitor markets to give away exclusive tickets for this premier
fashion event of the year.