Romania’s Elena Ionescu looked rather calm and collected during Mandinga’s first rehearsal at Eurovision on Sunday. Perhaps it’s because she knew she was still winning the race to become Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2012.

The finals of our search began on May 6. Since then Wiwi’s readers have cast a total of 2,932 votes. More than one-third of them have been for Elena. She currently has a massive lead over Azerbaijan’s Sabina Babayeva. The host nation will likely rally the troops (and the voters) this week, so be prepared for a tighter race in the days to come. Cyprus’ Ivi Adamou and Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou remain somewhat indistinguishable: only 11 votes separate these two Cypriot-born beauties.

Surprisingly, France’s Anggun is only in fifth position—and she’s trailing Greece by more than 260 votes. What is going on people? Anggun has one of the BIGGEST followings in Europe and Asia, but she only has 118 votes? I’m going to need Team Anggun to pick up their mouses, and tweet this poll out! Being a top model isn’t just about beauty. It’s about working the phone lines, the Internet lines, and any other lines you can find! (But you better not find any on your face, because modelling agencies do not do wrinkles. Thank goodness Anggun has skin as smooth as porcelain).

The 11 other women in the contest all have fewer than 100 votes. Denmark’s Soluna Samay is currently in last position. “Should’ve Known Better” than to enter a modelling contest. Just kidding.

Current Standings

Model Votes %
1. Romania: Elena Ionescu 977 33.32%
2. Azerbaijan: Sabina Babayeva 503 17.16%
3. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou 395 13.47%
4. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou 384 13.10%
5. France: Anggun 118 4.02%
6. Italy: Nina Zilli 72 2.46%
7. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki 72 2.46%
8. Sweden: Loreen 71 2.42%
9. Croatia: Nina Badric 61 2.08%
10. Spain: Pastora Soler 58 1.98%
11. Ukraine: Gaitana 44 1.50%
12. Slovenia: Eva Boto 42 1.43%
13. FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi 38 1.30%
14. Albania: Rona Nishliu 36 1.23%
15. Latvia: Anmary 32 1.09%
16. Denmark: Soluna Samay 29 0.99%

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Charm
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Charm

Anggun look as different with others and exotic beauty…elegant, ecthnical face and feminim gesture…she is suitable for eurovision next top model 2012

Adonis
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Adonis

Elena isn`t gipsy. She is a beautiful brunette romanian girl. You were exceptional in the semifinal although you encountered technical problems. Success in the final of this contest!

Romanian
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Romanian

I am not sure if Elena is Romanian she looks more like another ethnicity like Gypsy or something, she might not be from Romania.

ckk345
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ckk345

Absolutely my favorites is Pocahontas Lady : Anggun..she’s very ethnical face with smooth gold skin, her body and all gesture like as Supermodel,,,

Kazimierz H Koz?owski
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Romania: Elena Ionescu, shi is my favorite (obviously except of Poland2011 Magdalena Tul)

MF
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MF

My favorites are still the same: Elena Ionescu, Nina Zilli & Anggun. Seeing also on rehearsals Ivi and Eleftheria, I can say they are no match to these three and honestly I was a bit disappointed with Ivi – I definitively thought she looked better based on the video and photos…