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.
Some of the 49 fresh Ford faces
Eventual finalist from the US, Jacqueline
Eventual finalist Lithuania, Vilita
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).
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.
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….
The radiant 2008 Ford Supermodel of the Year.
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!
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.