International Model of the Year

Organized by Alex Liu, this pageant used to be held within three weeks of his other pageant, Global Beauty Queen.  Some of the contestants - representing cities, not countries - competed in both.  International Model of the Year (IMOTY) is a model contest, while Global Beauty Queen (GBQ) is a beauty contest. 

After 2007 IMOTY was held as a separate pageant, with contestants representing countries, not cities..

Official site

 


2005
Bratislava (2nd RU), Philippines (winner), China (1st RU)

2006
Toronto (4th RU), Podgorica (2nd RU), Tallinn (winner), Manila (1st RU), Seoul (3rd RU)

2007
San Jose (4th RU), Warsaw (2nd RU), Toronto (winner), Bangkok (1st RU), Guayaquil (3rd RU)
2005 September 8
Busan, Korea
30 entries
2006 August 26
Seoul, Korea
35 entries
2007 August 30
Seoul, Korea
31 entries
Results
Philippines  Bridgette Inoferio
China  Yuan Yuan
Bratislava (Slovak Republic)  Julia Liptakova (SF Tourism Int'l '02, 4th RU MTQI '04)

 

 

 

 

Results
Tallinn (Estonia)  Laura Korgemae (2nd RU MTQI '05, World '05)
Manila (Philippines)  Manette Mercado
3  Podgorica (
Montenegro)  Snezana Buskovic (Universe '07, Intercontinental '09)
4  
Seoul (Korea)  Yan Myung-sook
5  
Toronto (Canada)  Ana Zotovic

Semi-finalists
Athens (Greece)  Olympia Hopsonidou (Universe '06)
Bangkok (Thailand)  Nahatai Lekbumrung (Intercontinental '05)
Belgrade (Serbia)  Bojana Boric (Universe '08)
Perth (Australia)  Melinda Lloyd
Prague (Czech Republic)  Eva Vaskova

Results
1 
Toronto (Canada)  Samantha Tajik (Universe '08)
2  
Bangkok (Thailand)  Nawanun Anoma
3  Warsaw (Poland)  Magda Trusow
4  Guayaguil (Ecuador)  Fanny Samaniego
San Jose (Costa Rica)  Ibis Leonela Paniagua Viales (International '07)

 

 

 

Entries to both Model & Global pageants
Athens (Greece)
 Vasiliki Zirou
Auckland (New Zealand)
 Tihi Billy Jean King
Bratislava (Slovak Republic)  Julia Liptakova (SF Tourism Int'l '02, 4th RU MTQI '04)

Brisbane (Australia)
  Joanna Leskiewicz
Istanbul (Turkey)  Aydan Dogan
Johannesburg (South Africa)  Carey Colin
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)  Caroline Tan Pei Ling
Los Angeles (U.S.A.)  Paulette Lake
Mexico City (Mexico)  Emma Lucia Aragón Sánchez
Montreal (Canada)  Jennifer Hart
Moscow (Russia)  Yelena Lenkova
Mumbai (India)  Fareena Farid
Munich (Germany)  Jolena Kwasow (Earth '03, SF Tourism Int'l '03, 1st RU MTQI '04)
New York City (U.S.A.)  Jill Strauss
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)  Sun Srey Mom (MTQI '06, World '06, Tourism Int'l '06)
Prague (Czech Republic)  Anna Jeglova
Singapore   Madeleine Cheong Siew Hong
Sofia (Bulgaria)  Rositsa Yordanova Shtereva
Tallinn (Estonia)  Lis Lass
Toronto (Canada)  Natalie MacNeil
Warsaw (Poland)  Barbara Rzepka

Entries to Model only
Changchun (China)
 Yang Xue
China  Yuan Yuan
Hong Kong (China)  Fung Yuk Tai
Korea
  Lee Jin-mi
Philippines  Bridgette Inoferio
Puerto Rico
  Gladira Aimee Robles Santiago (Top 10 MTQI '06)
Taiwan  Chan Chun Chun
Valencia (Venezuela)  Kelyneth Samira Tortolero
Xinjiang (China)  Lin Qin Pu

 

 

Entries to both Model & Global pageants
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)  Helen Tefera Lemma
Auckland (New Zealand)  Jolie Shi
Bangkok (Thailand)  Nahatai Lekbumrung (Intercontinental '05)
Belgrade (Serbia)  Bojana Boric (Universe '08)
Budapest (Hungary)  Terez Kalderas
Copenhagen (Denmark)  Magdalena Nielsen
Helsinki (Finland)  Kreeta Vallivaara
Los Angeles (U.S.A.)  Paulette Lake
Madrid (Spain)  Susana Valverde Solana (MTQI '06)
Montreal (Canada)  Mihaela Coman
Mumbai (India)  Heena Pardasani
Munich (Germany)  Sabrina Jaeger
Paris (France)  Eliana Banchev
Penang (Malaysia)  Danielle Khor Hui Ching
Perth (Australia)  Melinda Lloyd
Pogdorica (Montenegro)  Snezana Buskovic (Universe '07, Intercontinental '09)
Riga (Latvia)  Kristina Djadenko (World '07, International '08)
Salzberg (Austria)  Julia Johanna Pucher
Singapore  Low Xiao Qi
Sofia (Bulgaria)  Katya Haralampieva
Sydney (Australia)  Brooke MacNamara
Tallinn (Estonia)  Laura Korgemae (2nd RU MTQI '05, World 05)
Toronto (Canada)  Ana Zotovic
Tokyo (Japan)  Masako Takada (MTQI '07)
Warsaw (Poland)  Joanna Lisewska

Entries to Model only
Athens (Greece)  Olympia Hopsonidou (Universe '06)
Beijing (China)  Lu Yao
Busan (Korea)  Jung Mi-hye
Hong Kong (China)  Wu Jiang
Manila (Philippines)  Manette Mercado
Nanjing (China)  Xu Na
Prague (Czech Republic)  Eva Vaskova
Seoul (Korea)  Yan Myung-sook
Taichung (Taiwan)  Lin Yi Fan
Taipei (Taiwan)  Wang Mei Ying

Entries to both Model and Global pageants
Auckland (New Zealand)  Claire Ann Beattie (International '06)
Copenhagen (Denmark)  Vanessa Drautz
Elektrenai (Lithuania)  Elze Daskeviciute
Guayaguil (Ecuador)  Fanny Samaniego
London (Great Britain)  Klaudia Olejnik
Los Angeles (U.S.A.)  Anisa Nitara Brooks
Los Angeles (U.S.A.)  Olissa Brooks
Luxembourg
 Claire Schaaf
Maringa (Brazil)  Anelize Garcia
Monaco  Aurelie Mouth (France-Intercontinental '06)
Montreal (Canada)  Laura Salazar
Paris (France)  Diane Barthelemy
San Jose (Costa Rica) 
Ibis Leonela Paniagua Viales (International '07)
Skopje (Macedonia)  Sanja Trajkovska
Sydney (Australia)  Christina Maria Milanja
Sydney (Australia)  Vanessa Lucia Milanja
Taichung (Taiwan)  Liu Mu-En
Tallinn (Estonia)  Mirjam Valjaots
Tirane (Albania)  Adela Zeza
Tokyo (Japan)  Noriko Ohno (MTQI '05, Earth '06)
Toronto (Canada)  Samantha Tajik (Universe '06)
Tuzla (Bosnia & Herzegovina)  Irma Hasic
Warsaw (Poland)  Magda Trusow

Entries to Model only
Bangkok (Thailand)  Nawanun Anoma
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)  Chuah Shee Peng
Lagos (Nigeria)  Anire Alero Afejuku
Macau (China)  Chen Jie-Jie
Manila (Philippines)  Grendel Ronquillo Alvarado
Seoul (Korea)  Kim Hyun-jung
Singapore  Jessie Xue Yan
Taipei (Taiwan)
 Chang Jen-Hi

 

Awards
Miss Friendship  Singapore
Miss Photogenic
  Changchun (China)
Best in National Costume
 Mexico City (Mexico)
Best in Evening Wear  Munich (Germany)
Best in Swimwear  Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
Best in Catwalk  Los Angeles (U.S.A.)
Most Promising Model
 Athens (Greece)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Awards
Miss Friendship
1  Tokyo (Japan)
2  Madrid (Spain)
3  Helsinki (FIN)
Miss Photogenic
1  Bangkok (Thailand)
2  Prague (Czech Republic)
3  Budapest (Hungary)
Best in National Costume
1  Athens (Greece)
2  Busan (Korea)
3  Taichung (Taiwan)
Best in Swimwear
1  Toronto (Canada)
2  Belgrade (Serbia)
3  Mumbai (India)
Best in Catwalk
1  Nanjing (China)
2  Sydney (Australia)
3  Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Most Promising Model
1  Beijing (China)
2  Salzberg (Austria)
3  Penang (Malaysia)
Awards
Miss Friendship  Tokyo (Japan)
Miss Personality  Singapore
Miss Photogenic  Manila (Philippines)
Best in National Costume
1  Bangkok (Thailand)
2  Quito (Ecuador)
3  Seoul (Korea)
Best in Evening Wear  Lagos (Nigeria)
Best in Swim Wear  Toronto (Canada)
Best in Catwalk  Monaco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2009
Taiwan (4th RU), Czech Republic (2nd RU), Romania (winner), New Zealand (1st RU) & Indonesia (3rd RU)

2009 October 23
Seoul, Korea
34 entries

Results
1
  Romania  Simona Bitiusca
New Zealand  Natalie Jean Sangster ((SF MTQI '09)
Czech Republic Sharka Cojocarova
Indonesia  Whulandary Herman (Best Model '10)
Taiwan  Lin Chien-An

Remainder
Australia  Kelly Louise Maguire (Intercontinental '07, International '09, MTQI '09)
Belarus  Tatiana Shatseva
Belgium  Sanne Laenen
Bosnia  Aleksandra Kovacevic
Canada  Ania Bureacenco
China  Song Qiangyi
Colombia  Rossy Alexandra Mendoza
England  Janine Allen Robertson (MTQI '09)
Estonia  Anita Laksberg
Finland  Kaarin Maria Pihlajaniemi
France  Caroline Helene Boutier (Friendship Int'l '10)
Greece  Aspasia Toufexi
Hong Kong  Chen Tong
Japan  Tomomi Takada (Earth '09, Tourism Int'l '09))
Kazakhstan  Yekaterina Polynchuk
Korea  Koh Young-eun
Luxembourg  Lumir Richet
Malaysia  Eleen Yong
Monaco  Fanny Veyrac
Mongolia  Gantungalag Ganbat (MTQI '09)
Namibia  Daphne Kamatuka
Netherlands  Marijke de Vries (Intercontinental '08)
Philippines  Wendy Lucas
Poland  Katarzyna Czerwinska (SF Friendship Int'l '09)
Russia  Nataliya Kochetova
Serbia  Milica Dusko Jelic
Singapore  Quenmantha Yeong
Thailand  Thanjira Prapahan
Ukraine  Olga Bielova

Awards
Miss Friendship  Korea
Miss Personality  Thailand
Miss Photogenic  New Zealand
Best in National Costume  Mongolia
Best in Evening Wear  (not awarded)
Best in Swim Wear  Namibia
Best in Catwalk  Indonesia

photo credits:
2005 - thaimiss.com; 2006 - kr.blog; 2007 - thaimiss.com; 2009 - internationalmodeloftheyear.com