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The Supermodel of the World 2008 finals was classic Ford; a flawless, full on production equaling those of the top designers during show week. From the location at Terminal 5, to the elaborate runway stage to the huge team of hair/makeup/dressers backstage, the event was the perfect showcase for Ford’s new fresh faces of tomorrow. Check out complete coverage of the event; backstage, the winners’ circle and the fab post show bash.

Video 1: Show producer Kevin Krier on the new girls of tomorrow. Video 2: Mac Foulkes talk to MDC about walking and his favorite girl of the contest
Video 3: Mac and Seung Hyun
Video 4: Models represent! Video 5: Katie Ford waxes poetic Video 6: Meet divalicious Andre J!

Some of the 49 fresh Ford faces

Eventual finalist from the US, Jacqueline

Eventual finalist Lithuania, Vilita

Prepping the runway

Runway master Mac Foulkes with eventual winner Seung Hyun from Korea

Denmark and Peru (eventual Maybelline contract winner)

Greece, China and UK (Ford finalist and eventual Maybelline contract winner).

Estonia stops for MDC

The Netherlands always have the most beautiful people!

Seung Hyun’s winning shot on one of the giant 4 TV’s.

Ford agent Jessie and men’s director Sam with Daniel Pimiental

Ford agent Luiz with Sports Illustrated star Tori Praever

Our favorite legend Carmen Dell’Orefice with photographer Fadil Berisha. After 62 years of modeling, Carmen still outmodels 99% of the girls out there.

Tiara’d and be-frocked, Crystal Renn is always amazing

Katie Ford and John Caplan, CEO of Ford

Right before the curtain rises, the girls patiently wait their turn to shine.

Each model’s moment in the spotlight.

Presenter Andre J.

Cacophany of color

The packed house

Ford model and Maybelline contract girl Tomiko Fraser

Legendary diva Carmen, meet current “It”diva Andre

Andre and Chanel Iman announce the winners

Peru and US; Jacqueline on hearing she’s a finalist.

Lithuania’s Vilita steps down to accept her contract.

The drum roll for the winner….

Korea’s Seung Hyun!

The radiant 2008 Ford Supermodel of the Year.

With CEO John Caplan

Lithuania, Russia, Peru, Korea, US, UK

Still dressed from the show, Seung Hyun with Katie Ford

Maybelline winners Peru and UK


Seung Hyun calls her mother in Korea. We love that!

Russia’s Natalia

Ford top model and former MOTW, Mike Guenther

Rena from W with that wild and crazy Ford agent, Craig.

Beth and Caroline from Ford with Chanel Iman and Chanel’s mom, China

Maddox and Melissa from Andrew Weir’s team with an admirer

Another one of our favorite casting directors, Jennifer Starr with Haylynn

Tomiko Fraser with a friend

Rena and Ford agent Beth Dubin

Women’s director Caroline rocks the house with Chanel Iman.

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  1. Elena says:

    YAY! I’m so proud of her!

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