The Ford Models Supermodel 2010 finale held at the massive Casa Fasano space provided the hordes of photographers with a feast of photo-ops, from the 36 beauties in competition, Balenciaga babe Chanel Iman, a Margiela clad Stephen Gan, local star Marcelle Bittar to every male model on Ford Brazil’s audacious board. Throw in a live samba band led by 4 sizzling dancers, hot beats by a banging DJ and floods of Sao Paulo’s beautiful people and what you have was a spectacle!
All pics Betty Sze for MODELS.com
The final judging at Hotel Fasano.
The bus on the way to Samba class.
One of the finalists, Bruna Tiedt from Brazil.
Spain, Lebanon and Lithuania with the eventual winner Baltics’ Karlina.
The Brazilians support their local Samba school.
Peru parties it up.
The flags of the school.
Girls on stage.
Kenya and Portugal dance up a storm.
Looking out at the audience.
Clovis, Ford Brasil agent, works the Osklen shirt.
Ford New York team, Fritz, Rachel, Juliana and Julie are on top of everything.
The girls take a well deserved break from dancing.
One last photo op with the ladies from the Samba school.
4 of the girls’ 6 bodyguards.
The incredible space at Casa Fasano.
One of the finalists, Australia’s Grace Quealy.
One of the finalists, Belarus’ Maryna Buniak.
V founder and creative director, Stephen Gan with Ford director, Caroline Poznanski.
Backstage, Portugal has a great smile!
Two of the finalists, USA’s Olivia and Philippines’ Charlene Almarve.
The fabulous spread.
Ford Directors Michelle Pryor and Caroline Poznanski with the indefatigable Doreen from Ford.
Made in Brazil’s Juliano and partner Leo.
Ford director Desio (right) with top Brazilian photographer Gui Paganini and his model girlfriend.
Ford’s beautiful Alexina Graham, a former Ford Supermodel finalist.
Katie Ford, scion of the fabulous Ford family.
All dolled up from the Ford team: Fritz, Kady, Natalie, Aaron, Julie and Rachel.
Chanel Iman with Stephen Gan.
Chanel Iman and Marcelle Bittar make the announcement.
The Fab 5
The winner Karlina Caune from the Baltics.
The crush of Brazilian press.
Sweden’s Isabelle Storck and Philippines’ Charlene
A Carnaval dancer wows the crowd.
Beautiful Brazilian Ladies!
Ford agent Paulo shows his Brazilian moves.
Ford Brasil’s Desio with his stunning wife, Brazilian celebrity, Denise.
The Ford brand is bold.
Charlene sits with Fritz before jetting back home to the Philippines.
Good bye Sao Paulo. Thanks Ford for a fabulous event!