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Yireh Carrasco & Andrej Chamula, the two winners of the Elite Model Look International Final 2019

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A dream come true for 16-year-old yireh from the dominican republic and 19-year-old andrej from slovakia. they have just won the 36th elite model look international final, which took place at the palais de tokyo in paris for the first time in 30 years. (interview)after three days of bootcamp, they had to walk the catwalk with the confidence of professional models and do their best in the show amongst 49 other finalists from all around the world. the two winners have won a contract with a minimum guaranteed income of 150 000 euros for the girl and 50 000 euros for the boy. one last novelty, a first contest of digital influencers who entered into the competition by participating in a challenge created for the occasion by the famous app tiktok. the winner, laetitia ky from côte d’ivoire, signed a two-year contract with elite worth 50 000 euros. (interview)with interviews: yireh carrasco:i am very moved, i don’t believe it. i did not expect it. i thank god and all the people back home who supported me. andrej chamula:i feel amazing! i’m shocked as well. i had no idea, i didn’t even think i was going to be in the top 15 so this is insane for me. i definitely want to be a model. i had other plans before but i’ll have to change them i think. julia haart:what i’ve tried to do is change the definition of what it means to be a model. a model is someone you aspire to be, someone that you look up to or you say “oh wow this is something i can learn from this person”. it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to walk a runway. you can be a creator, you can be an artist, you can be an influencer, you can climb mountains or take pictures under the ocean. if you have a passion and a voice and a following and you’ve learnt how to express yourself, i’m going to help you build that into a business. music from the show elite model look (used only in context of the show, under cover of right to information)