MALAIKA Mushandu from Zimbabwe has made Africa proud by becoming First Runner-Up at Top Model of the World beauty contest on Saturday 10th March in Dortmund Germany.
This is the highest position any African model has attempted achieved.
Vanessa Sibanda also from Zimbabwe was the first ever Second Runner-Up.
Models from around the world gathered in Dusseldorf on the 1 March 2012 and toured some cities and shops among which was the Pierre Cardin Mobilia Store in Essen.
The magnificent opening in the Casino Hohensyburg, was choreographed by Patrick Urban and all 43 countries wore tight “Neopren”- Dresses of Cressi from Italy.
The traditional Swimwear Show and Evening Gown Presentation followed and then the Jury had to select the Top 15 semi-finalists.
Burlesque Star Vivi Valentine from France performed on the night.
Finalist of the successful RTL Show “Germany got Talent”–Ruddy Estevez–performed three songs on the night.
A special highlight was the performance by Keith Tynes, ex member of the legendary group “The Platters”.
Right after the Top 5 selection the subtitles were announced.
The 19th anniversary with contestants from 43 countries and regions will be shown on Show Türk, produced by EKIP.
The winner Luna Voce will be the Cover of the next NETCOO Magazin (www.netcoo.info)
It was sponsered by the WestSpiel Casinos, Pierre Cardin and Cressi as well SANTE Natural Cosmetics.
The winners are:
1. Top Model of the World – Luna Voce (Italy)
2. Zimbabwe – Malaika Mushandu
3. Colombia – Melina Ramirez Serna
4. Denmark – Celine Alroe
5. Venezuela – Maria de Luz da Silva
6. Vietnam – Thuy Hoang
7. Puerto Rico – Nadyalee Torres
8. Belgium – Laetitia Wastyn
9. Ukraine – Alona Lyashchuk
10. Brazil – Kelly Fonseca Rodrigues
11. Bolivia – Nayeli Quiroga Via
12. Cuba – Brianna Ortiz
13. Argentina – Macarena Francia
14. South Africa – Loreal Laria Magro
15. Germany – Jasmin Herzinger
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