Modeling contests are a global phenomenon, every year hundreds of hopefuls try for a shot at fame but only a select few make it to the top of the heap. MDC was on the scene – and the judging panel, this year at VM Model‘s Valentine Supermodel contest, to get the full fresh face experience. Winners of the Valentine Supermodel contest have gone on to score Calvin Klein exclusives, coveted campaigns and of course space in some of the world’s coolest magazines, but when they started they were all complete newbies. Follow this year’s group of lovelies and get a feel for what it’s like to lay it all on the line for a chance at making it.
The 12 contestants came from all over Hungary and each brought her own special brand of beauty. Only a few years ago rising star Kate Kondas got her start in this very contest, so judges had their eyes out for personality, poise and the kind of international appeal that can take a girl to the runways of New York, Milan & Paris.
Prior to the event the girls went through a modeling crash course, building their books with fresh photo shoots, perfecting their walks and learning how to work it for the cameras. VM Models director, Balint Petho explains the process in this special clip.
The calm before the storm as girls prepare to strut their stuff for the judging panel, which included agents from IMG Paris, Storm, Uno, Iconic, Modelwerk, Why Not, Monster, Mc2 and more. For a budding model this is a major opportunity for placement in key markets, so naturally the tensions were high. Thankfully, experienced models from the agency were on hand to provide guidance.
THE TOP 5
Find out a little more about the girls judges selected for the final 5.
Dalma, 15 – bright and bubbly with a winning smile, Dalma impressed with her versatility & charm.
Fanni K, 17 – the athletic former ballet student who wowed judges with her height & unique look.
Evelyn, 16 – A classic beauty who dreams of walking the runway for Louis Vuitton.
Stella, 19 – Volleyball enthusiast and Chanel lover who loves being in front of the camera.
Gina P, 17 – A small town beauty and seasoned athlete with piercing blue eyes.
In addition to the contest, the event featured a runway presentation featuring some of Hungary’s finest design talent. It gave the audience a chance to see the newer girls demonstrate their catwalk skills and allowed some of the established girls to walk the runway in their hometown for the very first time.
The final winner was the striking Dalma, whose natural beauty and personality managed to impress the entire panel. She’s headed to Berlin for Fashion Week and set to make her international debut, not to mention the fact that she’s now signed in New York, London, Milan & Berlin. Dalma wasn’t the only girl to walk away with a coveted placement – expect to see several of these beauties showing up in all the right places.