Earlier this evening FHM Romania named Elena Ionescu the 14th sexiest woman in the world. It’s further proof that Wiwi’s readers are always right. Just last month you guys selected her as the winner of our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2012.
Elena collected her award at a ceremony in Bucharest on Wednesday evening. The Men of Mandinga, who worked out like Olympic athletes ahead of Eurovision 2012, attended the party to support their front-woman. As you can see in this body shot, Elena had plenty of support even without them. The built-in bra in her dress is fierce! We love the metallic studs and the daring above-the-knee cut. Chica bonita!
Tonight’s gala is a welcome change of pace. In the aftermath of Eurovision 2012, the Romanian media have failed to show Mandinga the respect they deserve. Journalists have complained about everything from Mandinga’s song choice to their staging, and tried to make Mandinga’s respectable 12th-place finish seem like a disappointment. It’s not. They finished seventh with the public in the grand final, and they came third overall in their semi-final. Thank goodness people like songwriter Costi Ioniti have come out in support of Europe’s hottest Cuban-Romanian pop act.
If tonight is a sign, Elena is going to keep bringing the heat in 2012 and beyond!