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.
|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%|