This year in addition to the female competition, EML Singapore also launched the male contest.
On October 27th, the National Casting (semi-final)
At the National Casting, the Elite Model Look jury revealed the contestants who will participate in the Grand Final. From the original list of 12 girls chosen, one contestant, Katie Dai, had to be replaced due to scheduling conflicts and one more male contestant has since been added to the 6 boys originally selected. Here is the final list of 12 girls and 7 boys (with ages / heights / nationalities)
Praveena Kaur 16 / 174cm / Singaporean
Cheryl Tham 16 / 175cm / Singaporean
Lilith Van Der Hulst 17 / 175cm / Dutch
Natali Ghui 18 / 175cm / Singaporean
Eugena Phang 20 / 172cm / Singaporean
Rinna Murni 16 / 173cm / Singaporean
Nicolle Lim 15 / 180cm / Singaporean
Lena Stewen 16 / 183cm / Singaporean
Jenevieve Woon 18 / 178cm / Singaporean
Francesca Tan 20 / 170cm / Singaporean
Vincere Ong 17 / 171cm / Singaporean
Clarissa Dharmaseta 16 / 170cm / Indonesian
Berik Kazymzhanov 19/194cm / Kazakhstani
Riyaz Zuddeen 19/191cm / Singaporean
Khelvin Reyes 23/180cm / Singaporean
Karlo Faggetter 21/185cm / British
Ian Lee 20/181cm / Singaporean
Gerald Lim 25/191cm / Singaporean
David Hong 20/183cm / Singaporean
During the 12 days preceding the Final, a specially planned Elite Model Look journey has been prepared for the 19 finalists to introduce them to the modeling universe. Supervised by the Elite Model Look team and leading fashion industry professionals which include Make Up Store, Gnossem, Pro-Academy, Toni & Guy Hairdressing and Franciz Cheong, finalists will be chauffeured in top style by title sponsor Volkswagen to photoshoots, videoshoots, fittings, hair/makeup workshops, catwalk trainings and show rehearsals.
This unique and intensive experience also includes stays in five-star luxury hotels at the Fullerton, the W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and Hard Rock hotel, where the girls will get to have a taste of the supermodel lifestyle. On November 3rd, the girls will enjoy their own party (‘Reverie’)
Finally on November 9th, after all the intensive preparation, the 19 finalists will be ready to walk the runaway for 2000 guests at the Hard Rock Coliseum, the international concert and show venue, where a catwalk matching the runways of Paris and Milan will be built specially for the Elite Model Look Singapore Grand Final.
At the Grand Final, the male winners will have a chance to be selected by Elite Milan or Elite UK, as well as locally by Upfront Models. The female winner will join the winners of 70 other countries to participate in the prestigious World Final in Shanghai on Dec 1st, with the hopes of following in the footsteps of Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder, Stephanie Seymour and Gisele Bundchen, who have all started their modeling careers thanks to the Elite Model Look contest.
About Elite Model Look:
Created in 1983, Elite Model Look (EML) is now the most prestigious international modeling contest. A genuine career accelerator, the competition has propelled many aspiring and up-and-coming talents to become international top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Constance Jablonski, Sun Fei Fei and Ming Xi.
It is the only contest that offers the opportunity to young girls of all nationalities, from all over the world, to become top fashion models and to begin a career with the best possible support. Elite carefully selects organizers to set up national competitions in over 60 countries, in which over 350,000 candidates participate.
For more information on the contest and updates, please visit the Official website at http://www.elitemodellook.com/