Lina Dornieden: ELITE Model Look World Final

Gus Franklyn-Bute Editor-in-Chief

Lina Dornieden, the teenage model sensation and student at St Joseph’s Convent in tiny capital city of Kingstown, in the plural Caribbean nation-state of St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) is set to achieve a 1st.  Lina will be the first representative from SVG to participate in the prestigious ELITE Model Look 29th World Show Final (EML), to be held on 1st December, 2012 in Shanghai, China.

The annual event is the world’s largest and most renowned international modeling contest. It provides platinum opportunities for  aspiring models as a gateway into the world of fashion.  For the very few, it is a pathway along a steep climb towards global iconic status.

Lina-Winner-of-EML-Equatorial-Guinea-2012-200x300CROP ELITELINA-11-copyPress release from Kimya Glasgow, SVG representative for ELITE, recollects that ‘previous participant of EML includes the likes of Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour and Gisele Bündchen. ELITE also represents or has had on its books model icons such as Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, actress Dianne Kruger, Naomi Campbell, Adriana Lima, Liya Kibede, Coco Rocha, and Veronica Webb.’

Lina’s presence in Shanghai is all the more pertinent as the only model from the English-speaking Caribbean.  The Caribbean region will however, be further represented by participants from Haiti, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico, a triumph for the region in a fierce competition of 60 countries, not least those also represented for the first time like Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Haiti, Equatorial Guinea.

With billions of eyes focused on China as global and national news agencies bring live coverage of the event, the jury and ELITE agents have the mammoth task to whittle the list down to 15 winners, all being awarded a 3-year contracts with ELITE Model Management. The top 3 “Great Winners” will also walk away with handy cash prizes ranging from between €50,000 and €150,000.

Lina’s participation came via assistance from government of St Vincent & the Grenadines through Invest SVG.

Daily updates on Elite Model Look:
Press release courtesy of:
Kimya Glasgow Inc | P O Box 1493 | New Montrose | St Vincent and the Grenadines


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21 November, 2012