November | 2016 | Red Robot


33rd Elite Model Look World Final Winners Announced

LISBON, PORTUGAL – Elite World, the world’s leading model management company is delighted to reveal the grand winners of Elite Model Look 2016, who were selected today, during the evaluation of a committee made up of Elite agents, international model icons Isabeli Fontana, Alex Lundqvist and Andrés Velencoso, as well as prominent fashion industry figures. From the 62 finalists, hailing from the world over, one girl and one boy – 15-year-old Jana from Czech Republic, 178cm and 20-year-old Davidson from Nigeria, 190cm – were proclaimed overall winners.

Born in Czech Republic, Jana embodies all qualities of a future great – an ability to learn, adapt and show confidence in all situations. The capacity to learn is what Elite singles out, building on singular potential. Davidson captured the collective attention of the jury with his promising talents. The first model of colour to win Elite Model Look, Davidson embodies the core of Elite World, which prides itself in pushing boundaries, celebrating individuality and extolling personality. Elite Model Look is not only reflective of society, but also an instigator for change, by encouraging each and every model’s individuality as a path for multiculturalism.



00:00:01:25 VENUE

00:00:03:02 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon – exterior shot

00:00:08:29 RED CARPET

00:00:10:08 Arrival of top model Isabeli Fontana

00:00:18:33 Arrival of Silvio Scaglia, Chairman of Elite World

00:00:31:14 Irfane (L) and DJ Breakbot (R)

00:00:35:05 Singer David Carreira

00:00:39:00 Supermodels Andrés Velencoso (L), Isabeli Fontana and Alex Lundqvist (R)

00:00:42:25 From left to Right: Elite World Co-CEO Chris Gay, Andrés Velencoso, Isabeli Fontana, Alex Lundqvist, President of Elite Model Management Vick Mihaci, Elite World CEO Christophe Chesnut


00:00:01:25 VENUE

00:00:03:02 Campo Pequeno, Lisbon – exterior shot

00:00:08:29 RED CARPET

00:00:10:08 Arrival of top model Isabeli Fontana

00:00:18:33 Arrival of Silvio Scaglia, Chairman of Elite World

00:00:31:14 Irfane (L) and DJ Breakbot (R)

00:00:35:05 Singer David Carreira

00:00:39:00 Supermodels Andrés Velencoso (L), Isabeli Fontana and Alex Lundqvist (R)

00:00:42:25 From left to Right: Elite World Co-CEO Chris Gay, Andrés Velencoso, Isabeli Fontana, Alex Lundqvist, President of Elite Model Management Vick Mihaci, Elite World CEO Christophe Chesnut


00:00:48:37 Relaxation exercises

00:00:54:25 Polaroid shooting

00:01:03:18 Video Shoot

00:01:08:29 Photo Shoot

00:01:14:21 Hair and Make-Up

00:01:19:21 Measurements

00:01:24:02 Catwalk Training


00:01:46:00 Announcement of the Winners: Jana from Czech Republic (girl) and Davidson from Nigeria (boy)


00:03:15:14 Interview with Davidson from Nigeria


00:03:39:18 62 contestants opening catwalk

00:03:57:12 BREAKBOT ‘Baby I’m Yours’

00:04:11:36 Jana from Czech Republic (Overall Girl Winner)

00:04:19:06 Davidson from Nigeria (Overall Boy Winner)

00:04:26:20 David Carreira ‘Primera Dona’

00:04:36:46 Top 15 Announcement

00:04:45:02 Jana from Czech Republic (Overall Girl Winner)

00:04:51:18 Etienne from France (Top 15 boy)

00:04:57:08 Davidson from Nigeria (Overall Boy Winner)

00:05:06:02 KUNGS 00:05:18:08 Jana from Czech Republic (Overall Girl Winner

00:05:24:18 Lucca from Denmark (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:29:22 Marie from France (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:35:08 Joyce from Netherlands (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:39:12 Zara from Portugal (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:43:30 Alina from Ukraine (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:47:40 Lizzie from USA (Top 10 Girl)

00:05:51:28 Jasper from Swden (Top 5 Boy)

00:05:55:14 Elite top model Yasmin Wijnaldum

00:06:12:48 Elite top models presentation

00:06:25:24 Top 15 entrance


The Top 5 Male Models:

Davidson, 20 years old, 190 cm, from Nigeria – winner

Julien, 15 years old, 189 cm, from Belgium

Anders, 19 years old , 190 cm, from Denmark

Etienne, 20 years old , 185 cm, from France

Jesper, 19 years old, 186 cm, from Sweden


The Top 10 Female Models:

Jana, 15 years old, 1,77 cm, from Czech Republic – winner

Cosima, 17 years old, 177 cm, from Belgium

Lucca, 15 years old, 181 cm, from Denmark

Marie, 15 years old, 179 cm, from France

Joyce, 15 years old, 178,5 cm, from Netherlands

Zara, 16 years old, 178 cm, from Portugal

Katya, 15 years old, 181 cm, from Russia

Freja, 15 years old, 180 cm, from Sweden

Alina, 15 years old, 175 cm, from Ukraine

Lizzie, 17 years old, 177 cm, from United States



Hailing from 36 countries, 62 contestants participated in the Final, as they were judged over various categories. Jana and Davidson will receive contracts worth a guaranteed 150.000 Euros and 50.000 Euros respectively. The Top 15 Winners, 10 girls and 5 boys, will receive a two-year contract with the Elite worldwide network. For the other Top Winners, the contracts are guaranteed at 50.000 Euros minimum for the girls, and 20.000 Euros minimum for the boys.

Established in Paris in 1972, Elite is known for discovering and launching the career of some of the most famous models in the world. Since 1983, Elite Model Look and its annual model scouting competition allows Elite to discover the most in demand new faces, thanks to its unrivalled scouting network. The goal is not to find perfection, but individuality. At its core, the Elite Model Look contest gives participants vital tools to unlock their own potential, enabling each girl and boy to find their unique charisma and talents, setting them apart as models. The Elite Model Look contest has discovered some of the most recognizable names in the industry, such as Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bündchen, Fei Fei Sun and Sigrid Agren.

This year, as ever, scouting began in early spring, with hundreds of castings held around the world. Thousands more applied through a global application on Facebook. For each National Final, the very best applicants competed for the chance to represent their country at the World Final held tonight.

Held in Lisbon in front of 3,000 people, the thrilling event mixed both runway and live performances from international music artists. Broadcast to a further 27 million viewers worldwide via television and online streaming, the show invited spectators into a new world order. As VIP guests, fashion industry figures and celebrities arrived to grace the Elite World red carpet, models prepared for an evening of spectacular performances. Our finalists found themselves on the threshold of a new universe: that of Elite World, which is one of fantastical virtual content, fused with live performances from David Carreira, Breakbot, Kungs and D.A.M.A.

This year’s contestants were joined onstage for the finale catwalks by a star-studded cast of alumni of Elite Model World, as well as industry modelling talents, namely Egor Antonov, Cristi Isofii, Mariano Ontanon, Alessio Pozzi, Steven Teddy Chevrin, Robin Decaux, Benajamin Benedek, Barbora Podzimkova, Irina Djuranovic, Nyasha Matonhodze, Tami Williams, Sasha Luss, Jess Picton-Warlow, Marilhea Peillard, Yasmin Wijnaldum, Sabrina Muller. These top models hand on the relay to a young generation of models starting out in their careers.


In preparation for the final, the finalists attended the Elite Model Look boot camp: a unique series of masterclasses with Elite agents and industry professionals, held over five days at the Pátio da Galé, finalists learnt essential skills to leave the contest as fully-formed new models. A unique experience, the Elite Model Look boot camp is a one-of-a-kind celebration of diversity and individuality: the finalists are brought together to share an experience of the professional world, with all the richness of their multicultural backgrounds. Building friendships in a working environment, the models are able to encounter a community, built up of like-minded individuals who have been given an incredible opportunity. Above all, the boot camp is a unique human experience, where young models are discovering the foundations of their identity, entering into a professional sphere for the first time without their parents, in a foreign country. Drawing parallels between boot camp and their upcoming careers, Elite prides itself in preparing models for the for the life trajectory awaiting them; bringing to light the travelling, the confrontation between them as individuals and their work, and showing the finalists how their personalities and individuality come to the forefront.


Founded in 1972, Elite has decades of insider experience and an incontestable awareness of emerging fashion industry trends around the world. Elite Model Look, its prestigious model selection process, reflects this keen insight. Elite represents thousands of models across the globe through its exclusive network of over 30 agencies and was the first major modeling agency to have representation in the five continents. It was the first major modeling agency to open a Chinese office, in Shanghai in 2012. A glance at Elite’s diverse roster of models over the years confirms the agency’s preeminent position in the business. It propelled the careers of Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bündchen, Linda Evangelista and Helena Christensen, guiding them on the path to supermodel success. It has also championed the likes of Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima, Tao Okamoto, Guinevere Van Seenus, Behati Prinsloo, Lindsey Wixson, Caroline Trentini, Liu Wen, Magdalena Frackowiak, Josephine Skiver, Li Fei Fei Sun, Vittoria Ceretti, Greta Varlese among countless other internationally known faces. Along with its women’s division the Group represents some of the industry’s most recognizable men, such as Mark Vanderloo, Noah Mills, Alex Lundqvist, Tony Ward, Arthur Kulkov, Garrett Neff, Mark Cox, Alessio Pozzi, Benjamin Eidem, Tobias Torensen, Florian Luger, Marlon Teixeira, Diego Fragoso, Richard Biedul, Tony Thornburg and Janis Ancens, through its international men’s divisions.

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Elite has an unparalleled ability to scout promising new faces across the five continents. The Elite Model Look competition, created in 1983, is the sole contest that provides aspiring models of all backgrounds with the opportunity to approach the fashion world in a professional setting, and kick-start their careers. Elite is the only model agency in the world to have such a successful scouting tool as Elite Model Look. Managed entirely in-house, it is the most influential and professionally respected contest in the industry, making Elite stand out from the crowd. Icons such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Constance Jablonski, Fei Fei Sun, Ming Xi, Sigrid Agren and in recent years top models as Pauline Hoarau, Vittoria Ceretti, Greta Varlese, Ruth Bell, Benjamin Benedek, Matthew Bell, Serge Rigvava were all discovered by the Elite Model Look contest and propelled to fame.

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Nov, 24, 2016



Burberry And Harrods Present: “A Very British Fairy Tale”

LONDON, UK – British actress Lily James unveiled the new festive windows at Harrods today, launching A Very British Fairy Tale, which brings together two iconic British luxury brands.

This is the first festive partnership at Harrods, and to mark the occasion Lily switched on both the lights of Harrods’ renowned storefront windows and the first ever Harrods Christmas tree on Hans Crescent. The tree, which was designed by Burberry, is situated outside the store’s brand new Door 5 Grand Entrance.


The 29 windows on Brompton Road, where A Very British Fairy Tale unfolds, tell the story of two children on an enchanting adventure through a snow-swept English country house, complete with flying cars, floating bathtubs and secret passageways.

As part of the display, visitors are able to interact with a sensory window, through the use of a touch trigger mechanic and motion sensor, through which they can experiment with the lighting and music composed specifically for the display, bringing the tale to life.


Today’s unveiling coincides with the launch of an exclusive collection designed by Burberry, including limited-edition ready-to-wear, accessories and gifts, which all feature in the windows.


For the Christmas period, a dedicated selection of pieces from Burberry’s all day café Thomas’s will be available at the Harrods Food Hall, including chocolate mince pies, biscuits and a limited edition bottle of English sparkling wine, Nyetimber, exclusive to Harrods.


Harrods’ customers will also be able to enjoy a programme of activities to celebrate the partnership, with visitors able to discover the craftsmanship behind classic Burberry products live at different stations in the Harrods exhibition windows every weekend in the lead up to Christmas. Personalisation services such as Burberry Heritage trench coat demonstrations and bag painting will also be available.

A Very British Fairy Tale’ at Harrods can be seen from November 3rd to December 27th 2016.



00.03 – Switch-on of Burberry Christmas Tree at Harrods

01.46 – Lily James soundbites

02.55 – “A very British Fairy Tale” windows presented by Burberry and Harrods

03.44 – Interactive window

04.22 – Thomas’s Kiosk, Harrods Food Hall

05.32 – Harrods and Burberry present “A Very British Fairy Tale” animated film


About Burberry

* Established in 1856, Burberry is a global British luxury brand with a heritage of innovation, craftsmanship and design.

* The Burberry business comprises five divisions: menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, accessories and beauty.

* Burberry is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L), Burberry is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. * Visit for further information.

About Harrods

* Harrods began as a wholesale grocers’ and tea merchants in east London, first opening its doors in 1834. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s most famous department store, known for its unrivalled range of luxury merchandise

* As well as exclusive brands and myriad departments, one of Harrods’ most renowned attributes is its unparalleled service. Harrods continues to be guided by its philosophy of “anything is possible” and, to this day, its customers remain at the heart of everything it does

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About Lily James

* British actress Lily James is the current face of My Burberry fragrances and most recently was announced as one of the stars in Burberry’s Christmas campaign ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’, directed by Asif Kapadia. ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’

Minecraft: Education Edition Now Available!

NEW YORK, USA – Minecraft, which has a community of more than 100 million fans around the world, announces the global release of its “Minecraft:Education Edition”.

Educators around the world can now purchase the full version of the highly anticipated “Minecraft: Education Edition;” a version of Minecraft specifically designed for the classroom!

On Tuesday, November 1, Microsoft Corp. and Mojang rolled out the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition, to educators in more than 50 countries around the world.

Minecraft: Education Edition is a version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, which has a community of more than 100 million fans around the world.

Minecraft’s unique format allows students and teachers to build anything they can imagine, making it a natural fit in the classroom.

Minecraft: Education Edition was built with the help of more than 50,000 students and educators who participated in the early access program and provided feedback to help fine-tune the experience across a diverse set of learning environments. These educators have testified that the fun and familiar Minecraft environment encourages students to be more deeply engaged in the curriculum and more collaborative with their peers.

The complete version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available to purchase.

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Nov, 01, 2016