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The best known international modeling contest...

Created in 1983, Elite Model Look is the best known international modeling contest. It attracts more than 350,000 participants every year from 800 cities in 70 countries across 5 continents.

Elite Model Look is unique in providing the opportunity for young girls to enter the fashion world, become models and go on to have fabulous careers.

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Model: Julia Saner


Winner of Elite Model Look 2009 final

The Elite Model Look contest is a prestigious, high-profile media event open to beginners, with a professional goal: to discover the new talents who will become the next top models.

In a sector that never stops evolving, EML’s longevity bears witness to the quality of the contest and of its impressive results.

The winners of each national contest compete in the international world final, where they have the opportunity to represent their country along with 69 other girls.

The national winners, who come from a mix of different cultures, are selected according to their photogenic qualities, their personality and their natural beauty, but also based on their potential to fit into current fashion trends.

The Elite Model Look World Final lasts a fortnight and includes professional workshops for the finalists: Highlighting natural beauty with make-up and hair professionals, Photo shoots, Rehearsals for the final show, Individual interviews with members of the jury and Elite’s agents.

At the end of the Final, 15 Top winners are designated by the prestigious jury and awarded a contract with Elite. The Top 3 among them are offered contracts with a guaranteed remuneration.

These finalists are now ready to be models thanks to the unique journey they embarked upon during the Elite Model Look contest. Within a few months, a handful of young girls are transformed from high school students to international models.

A real career booster, the Elite Model Look contest has propelled models like Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bündchen, Constance Jablonski or Sigrid Agren to international top model status.