The 2009 winner of the 17th TOP MODEL OF THE WORLD
In an exiting final in one of the leading Casinos in the World, the Casino Hohensyburg in Germany, the 2009 Top Model of the World took place on 21st February, 2010. It was the 17th edition of the largest modelling pageant in the world for women aged 17 to 26 years.
43 delegates from around the World spend 10 exiting days in Germany, visting the cities of Cologne (Koeln), Bielefeld, Saarbruecken and Essen. A visit at the Cologne Dom, one of the most impressive "Gothic Cathedrals" which brings each year millions of tourist to Koeln, also a journey into the german Carnival which all of them enjoyed a lot.
The 2 hour Show started with the opening in Designer Evening Dresses, followed by the Swimwear Competition to select the Top 15.
At the end the Top 5 have been selected by a panel of judges with Star Visagist Omega Bullok (who´s done Make up for Stars like Nicky Hilton, Roberta Flack or Mariah Carey), Modelagency Owner Marie Luise Cawi (Cawi Models Munich) and Susanne Philips (Allstar Models Cologne).
Also famous Ex "Tic Tac Toe" Singer Ricky Wältken and Society Lady Gisela Muth (having her own cosmetic line) have been judging.
The new sash for the 2009 winner was given by last years winner Debora Lyra from Brazil. Over 11 TV Stations have been attending the 2009 finale and for first time we had as well TV Stations from Brazil, Kosovo, Macedonia and Malta attending.
The 24 year old student Carolina Rodriguez from Colombia was from the beginning a favorite of the Judges. "She had the charisma and the appearance you have to look at" says Society Lady, Gisela Muth. 43 contestants showed their talent on the catwalk choreographed by Torsten Galts from Sydney Australia. 1st runner up became Gabriela Conception from Caracas, Venezuela. Just a few points behind, as 2nd runner up the Presenter announced Muriel Villera from Miami, USA.
The Top Model of the World will continue with the 18th anniversary in 2010!
The Top 15 in order:
US of America
Best Hair Award - Gabriela Conception (Venezuela)
Best Skin Award - Gabriela Conception (Venezuela)
Photogenic Award - Elena Stoia (Romania)
Congeniality Award - Spain
Best Evening Gown - Honduras
Best Body Award - Shana Armogan (Canada)
TMW - Talent Award - Carolina Rodriguez (Colombia, it was presented in a special pageant in Neunkirchen)
Special thanks and credits to www.topmodeloftheworld.com