Elena Gheorghe: Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2009

elena smileOn May 9 wiwibloggs met with Europe’s top modeling agencies to determine which Eurovision contestants had the beauty and charm to succeed as international superstars. After heated deliberations and a few broken stilettos, Wiwi narrowed the field to 12 contestants—Azerbaijan, Estonia, France, Iceland, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the U.K.—and opened voting to the public. One week and 9,360 votes later, Wiwi can now reveal that Eurovision’s Next Top Model . . is. . . .Romania’s Elena Gheorghe.

Elena, the daughter of a priest, knows how to work the dance floor as well as the church sanctuary: she finished third on Dansez Pentru Tine, Romania’s version of Dancing With The Stars. She believes that family is the most important thing in the world. Fortunately for her, as she says in her standout tune The Balkan Girls, her hips “are ready to glow,” so Wiwi is sure she’ll be bearing her own children soon enough. Congratulations, Elena!

The final results, complied at 12:48am on Saturday, May 16 were as follows:

(1)  Romania: 43% (3,984 votes)

(2)  Turkey: 27% (2,481)

(3)  Azerbaijan: 8% (717)

(4)  Spain: 7% (678)

(5)  Malta: 5% (504)

(6)  Ukraine: 3% (300)

(7)  Iceland: 3% (284)

(8)  United Kingdom: 2% (166)

(9)  Estonia: 1% (112)

(10) Moldova: 0.9% (84)

(11) France: 0.3% (30)

(12) Montenegro: 0.2% (20)

Elena’s Winning Portfolio

And her song: