(a.k.a. Barbie — is there a WORST western name for a Chinese girl?) from China was one of the finalists at the recent Elite Model’s Look World competition. She didn’t win — Julia Saner from Switzerland did — but her show card appeared on Models.com, which is a good thing. It will be interesting to see if she makes it in the international scene.
Elite Model’s Look World competition is definitely NOT in the same realm as Ford Model’s Supermodel of the World in terms of generating attention and creating top models. However, I think Stefanie Seymour and Linda Evangelista started out as Elite Model’s Look finalists in the early 1980s.
Model: Ming Xi
Xi Mengyao Barbie (Elite Paris)