When the team from wiwibloggs launched our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2016, we needed a fan and a bucket of ice. That’s because the 26 women who entered the competition on April 3 really brought the heat. All of them remembered their camera angles—and how much they wanted to win ENTM — the premier online modeling contest for the women competing at the Eurovision Song Contest.

This year was filled with lithe legs, gym-honed bodies and faces that belonged to angels, making our task extra challenging. On April 3, twenty-six women entered the House of Wiwi hoping to sashay their way into the finals of Eurovision’s Next Top Model. But the team at wiwibloggs could only afford 14 cans of hairspray and 14 pairs of fake eyelashes. To help us narrow the field our readers cast a total of 46,462 votes for their favourites in the semi-finals. On May 2 we cut 12 women. Tears were shed. Stilettos snapped. And 14 fierce ladies rolled on to the finals.

In the end our readers felt that one woman stood above the rest and that she has the most potential to succeed as an international superstar after the Eurovision glory fades. After counting 51,719 votes in the final, we are pleased to reveal that Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan is Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2016.

Iveta is the first contestant in the history of Eurovision’s Next Top Model to win both the semi-finals and the finals. She managed to spark interest among our readers ahead of Eurovision — and keep it going throughout the contest. It’s a testament to her strength as a model, but also her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. She isn’t just a pretty face.

Iveta reacts to winning Eurovision’s Next Top Model

We shared the good news with Iveta earlier this week and she kindly filmed her reaction.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much,” she says. “It’s a really beautiful way to finish the whole Eurovision journey and it feels amazing to be a big part of the Eurovision family.”

“I promise you one thing: #LoveWave was just the beginning. So stay tuned. We’re going to see each other very soon.”

We can’t wait. Who needs an army of Kardashians when you can idolize one Mukuchyan?

Iveta’s reaction video captures her spirit and humility, which consistently wowed us at Eurovision.

When we first saw her in the flesh in Stockholm, we could barely believe that she looked just as good in real life as she did in her photos.

But she was also funny and articulate — qualities even more important than her endless beauty. In fact, her energy and humour almost make her beauty an afterthought.

To Iveta, our queen: We know you will wear your crown with dignity and do us proud. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do next. Go out into that world and slay, slay, slay!

Top Model Hall of Fame

Iveta is not the only woman we’re honouring today.

Azerbaijan’s Samra and Bulgaria’s Poli Genova, our first and second runner-up, will join Iveta in the Top Model Hall of Fame.

They join a storied list of women who have gone on to grace magazine covers, star in movies and front major international beauty campaigns.

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Maria
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Maria

I really laughed with the commenet of someone who wrote that iveta looks like transgender hahahaha the most ridiculous comment ever
Iveta is very beautiful stunning and feminine woman and she has a perfect body..but it’s not only her looks she is also funny smart warm-hearted and has humour…she has all the package and a unique voice! I like also the fact that she likes to be sexy and not feel guilty she is a true diva…I’m a straight woman but Iva is my girl crush

OR
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OR

@ RON
“OR is having a conniption and can’t deal with the facts”
HHHH SO FUNNY – in beauty matter there aren’t any “facts” only personal opinion and personal taste.. and i still think ivita owns plastic look..
Am i aloud to write my opinion without any one say that i’m “envy” or “having a conniption”?
please you go and get a life!

Ron
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Ron

Everyone knew Iveta had this one in the big from the day Armenia announced her as their representative. I remember when William was going over the pictures they published along with the news and everyone was just like “it’s a done deal, she’s gonna win the ENTM”. With that said, I think Iveta is stunning. I don’t see anything plastic on her.

On the other hand, this thread seems to be one of the weirdest ones. @OR is having a conniption and can’t deal with the facts, @Oxana is giving us lessons on where Armenians came from…seriously people…..get a life.

Laura
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Laura

@Oxana, live your life. Firstly you was commenting anti-rusian comments then anti- Jewish and now anti-Armenian…. really, what do you want? I guess you have already got what you wanted.
P.S. go and learn history. It seems you don’t know the exact difference btw Armenians and Jewish as well as their origin.

Maya G
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Maya G

Iveta is extremely hot, but I was rooting for Gabriela Guncíková who reminds me a lot of the breathtakingly beautiful Uma Thurman.

Oxana
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Oxana

NOA,
alright. sorry I haven’t seen your message before my comment has been published.

Oxana
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Oxana

NOA, and what is so anti-semitic in my words? I guess this is how you distinguish Ukrainian Jewish from others? I’m thankful that our people man up and don’t have that phobia like other Jews do. anything you say about Jews is like you attack them? really? What did I said? any rude word towards the nation? anything? maybe you should stop moaning about your phobia? it’s getting ridiculous already! In Ukraine they call me damned Jew despite the fact I’m Ukrainian without political or religion preferences (at all!), Jews worldwide call me anti-semite and Russians call me Ukrainian Nazi… Read more »

NOA
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NOA

@Oxana
OK, so i guess i didn’t really understood What you meant … Peace 🙂

Oxana
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Oxana

NOA, oh really? my brother is Jewish and half of my family too. I used to educate myself on this topic. sure Jews come in different shapes but that’s why people can attend courses and learn how to distinguish one from another, which I did (my family told me that Jewish have to know if person you have met is Jewish, I guess I had no choice but to learn?). So what makes you more Jewish than myself? I was born in the land with assimilated Jews, raised with Jewish, cured by Jewish doctors and learned from Jewish teachers. What… Read more »

NOA
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NOA

@Oxana Oxana- Are you an expert in Jewish history? really? are you Jewish your self? how can you possibly know how all the Jewish in the world look like? I am Jewish Israeli and i can tell you that there aren’t one or two characteristic External appearance of Jewish… Jewish ca be white, brown, black .blond , dark ,light, big eyes , small eyes, big nose, medium nose, small nose, with Cheekbones , no Cheekbones, Round face,long face and et cetera and et cetera………………… Jewish look’s cover all possibility’s basically .. ….. So please stop with comment’s who smells like… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

I still consider Armenians as one of the Ten Lost Tribes, my belief based on various historical works and on lectures where we learned how to distinguish Jewish facial features by set of markers. From all other nations who heavily assimilated Jewish population and have very little in common with them visually, Armenian show classical Jewish look in many cases.

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

Oxana, ok, i misunderstood your ‘they forgotten.’
But again, Armenians are not Jewish and they are related to them no more than Georgians, Turks, or some Caucasians, European, African and Middle East nations. The main Armenian haplogrouop is R1b.
The ‘Jewish’ J1 and J2 is distributed all over Middle East, Europe and North Africa.

Oxana
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Oxana

why don’t you read this nice article on topic how Jews appeared in Armenia, when and how many of them created the base of current Armenian population?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Armenia

Oxana
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Oxana

“they were forgotten” means Jewish forgot them as their kin because Armenians changed their religion to Christianity.

Oxana
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Oxana

Mark Beckenfruer, I’m aware of Jamala’s bloodline and other things you pointed at. However what i said and what I’m stressing at – Armenians are close by DNA to Jewish people, many of Armenian people say they are Jewish. when OR started her rant about “ugly Armenian and pretty Jewish” I said about genetic ONLY. it is awkward to call yourself pretty and your brother from the same mother as ugly, don’t you think? why all of you started to mix simple genetic with Jamala, Christianity and other unrelated things? If sick person OR dare to call herself pretty and… Read more »

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

Oxana don’t be stupid, Armenians are not Ashkenazi. They have indeed a.o. a ‘Jewish’ haplogroup but it doesn’t make them Jewish lmao. There are soo many nations in Europe and Middle East etc. who got it as well. Armenians are not coming from Iran or Russia. They are indoeuropean just like Russians, Iranians, French, Germans, Irish etc. and they have their own separate group within the Indoeuropean language family with a nearest relative – the Greek language. In the late Middle Ages in Poland there was a huge Armenian community and it is disappeared, they have been assimilated. According to… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

OR,
thanks for a lesson about world creation, but let me ask something: have you seen the map of this world? do you know where is Armenia?
Historically, Armenia was much larger than it is today. At its height, it occupied lands that are now part of Turkey and Iran, both of which are often considered part of the Middle East, as well as parts of Syria and Iraq.

not consider it a Middle East and try to lecture me again 🙂

OR
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OR

oxana- no one care but me… i’m the only one who answer to your idiot comments.. but no more… bye bye bitch… take care ..

Oxana
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Oxana

OR,
“Dont u see that no one care about u and no one answering to your stupid comments”

ahaha, definitely I see it. stop, Ill die from laugh if you’ll keep that way 🙂

OR
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OR

Oxana- how stupid can you be?? Judaism as a religion is the first of the three monotheistic religions of today. This religion arose on the basis of the [[Christianity, and religion was the most influential in the formation of Islam, but unlike them, it is not a missionary religion. Judaism is a religion of halacha (Aortofrktit), based on a set of practical commandments, whose origins in Jewish Scripture: Written Torah and rabbinic Judaism also in oral tradition. So bitch- all the people in the world were Jewish and than part of them choose to be Islamic and part of them… Read more »

OR
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OR

Oxana- the only stupid person here is you!!!! Do you and us a favor and just dissaper!!! Dont u see that no one care about u and no one answering to your stupid comments, you pretend that you are smart and you have dgree in history or something but the truth is that u dont know nothing !! U just evil and stupid crazy person…so really u are one big joke!!!!! I think that becouse of u no one here will come to Ukraine next year!!!

Oxana
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Oxana

OR,
haha, while this world have fools like you, people like me will have great time. you’re so confident to say you’re prettier than me? You must be from one Russian father with maru fr :)) this creature also “see things” about me.
ah they both had Holocaust, they both scattered over the world (one of them took Christianity and was forgotten, despite their DNA). how blind one should be to list these facts w/o knowing why it is so “similar”? do you know where you came from? “from all over the world”? LOL

OR
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OR

@Maru fr I’m not argue with u about beauty- every one have different taste… yes the Slavic have some beautiful people as well …but except for oxana !! she is really ugly inside and outside!! and any way there are Jewish Slavic like: Mila kunis or Nataly Portman or Gwyneth Paltrow – one of the most pretty’st woman’s ever so that is the same… and in Israel we have a mix of ethnic group that merry’d each other like Jewish moroccon with Jewish polish so that create very beautiful Israelis, a lot of people in the world say that in… Read more »

Maru fr
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Maru fr

OR
Actually the Slavic women the most beautiful!

OR
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OR

@Oxana hhhhhhh you are so stupid really… yes right?Armenian are Jewish its a all new “start -up” by a crazy racist woman from Nazi Ukraine… that’s a the joke of the day really… you are idiot really- for your information the Armenian roots is in Iran and in Russia and Armenian based only in Caucasia!! and they are the most important notion represent Christianity; wile Jewish roots is all over the world : in all over Europe , Africa- arabic countries, america , south america, Asia and every where… Armenian never were Jewish!! they have a great community also in… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

OR,
why is that Russian word again? 🙂 are you saying you’re pretty without “operation”? it’s called “operation” in Russian and “surgery” in English.
busted 🙂

Oxana
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Oxana

OR, The old Hebrew name from Armenia is “Ashkenaz”. do you know who is Ashkenazi Jewish people? google it 🙂 It amuses me how “2 nations” chronically play victims of genocide and how they settled all over the world but not at home (because they, khm, have no free land to settle), and world can’t see that its the same nation of genetic Jews. at least you have to know such things to avoid awkward moments like with “pretty Jewish women and ugly Armenian Kardashian style”. haha, it made my day. that Kardashian is what your Jewish women look like,… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

that’s funny how OR said Jewish women are prettiest women ever, now she said Iveta is worse than Hovy. interesting. OR, are you aware of fact that Armenian have Jewish DNA ans genetically considered as Jewish? 🙂 that was awkward 🙂

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Safd
Hm… Samra is only 21 years old… About what plastic you speak?

Maya
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Maya

Iveta and Agnete were the most beautiful <3

OR
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OR

@ana. Guess you Didint read all the comments here becouse than you would know that someone here that called him self Armenian wrote that all the singers are bimbos except from iveta so i wrote him back that if we speeking about “bimbos” matters so iveta the only one who closed to that definishen!!!!

ana
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ana

and the people calling her a bimbo, why? because she’s not ashamed of showing what she’s got? A beautiful girl in your eyes has to be prim and proper and cover herself?
If you’ve seen her interviews she sounds super chill, funny, i really don’t get where the “bimbo” is coming from

ana
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ana

i’m a straight woman, and in the beginning of the poll i thought “oh sure iveta is going to win, how original”and i thought samra, gabriela, even Jamala, which is the cutest (i love her) all deserved it more. But damn, that performance blew my mind, and that white dress at the opening, this girl slays, she is seriously hot. So in the end i think she completely deserved it. All that “she’s so fake” talk, y’all sound so ridiculous. And for the people saying she won because of the gays, you are hilarious, show a straight men a picture… Read more »

Safd
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Safd

It’s really strange.
Jamala 6th? Really?
Agnete 12th and Gabriela 10th? Samra and Iveta are too plastic :/ I prefer natural. For me winner is Zoe.

power b.
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power b.

Nothing but love, congrats to Iveta

OR
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OR

@Mark Beckenfruer
You are very stupid sorry….but you are… i wish you to be as half smart as i … so go and get some life… and yes she try to copy Beyoncé, who dress like that at performance ?? only Beyoncé…!!!!

Antranig Shokayan
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Very good result, though I would have picked a Top 3 of Iveta, Ira and Gabriela TBH!

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

‘..and try to copy Beyoncé..’
No, idiot, she copied Rihanna, or perhaps Btintey, or maybe Chrisina Aguilera etc.. or perhaps fkn CHER?
‘Iveta is ugly.’ No comment here.. lmao..
Anyway, you are retatded. It is clear.

OR
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OR

@Michell
I agree with you.. but i guess in different part of “Europe” the plastic beauty considered as the best one!!

Michell
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Michell

Make-up and plastic surgery won
Gabriela from Czech Rep is the most natural woman for me with the most beautiful voice in Esc. :]

OR
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OR

@Mario = Legend You are so pathetic!! first of all- MILA CUNIS, Natalie PORTMAN, scarlet joanson are Natural beauty’s , they won several time’s as the most beautiful women’s in the world!! and also of course “wonder woman ” the Israeli Hollywood actress gal Gadot witch i know and saw personally and she is natural and more beautiful with out make up! how can u even compare those goddess to iveta?? the pools here are fake or pepole who voted here are biased – Donny as well is not the most good looking guy and every one can see it…… Read more »

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

@OR

I can see how green you are turning through your computer monitor it is so obvious. You can not be too confident in yourself as you say or you would not put down others like the BEAUTIFUL Iveta. Beauty in many forms… Not just natural. P.s. You think every picture of JLO or Scarlett or other you mentioned are natural then you are deluded. They are just as plastic if not more with the $$$ that they own. You are minority anyway as she won the poll 😉 And this time no Lithuanian invasion too…..

OR
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OR

@Armenia is calling HHHHH of course you will say that you are Armenian- but sorry to disappoint you- the only “bimbo” look’s belong to iveta that performed half naked on the stage, and try to copy Beyoncé ?!! how pathetic… so let me tell you something- there is only one Beyoncé !!… and most of the female singers this year are much more beautiful; and natural than iveta.. sorry that is the truth.. buy the way i saw iveta on you tube when she was on the voice she looks so different then today and i think her hair is… Read more »

Armenia is calling
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Armenia is calling

Iveta is a woman who will shadow douzens of women who maybe are more “beautiful ” but aren’t but bimbos. This year we hadn’t any other WOMAN who could compete with Iveta with its female grace an energy…

OR
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OR

@Mark Beckenfruer
you are the only “moron” here pathetic..what are you iveta boyfriend?? why you trying to convince us so hard that she is beautiful? i told you for my opinion she is not beautiful and probably without make up she is f* ugly

Mark Beckenfruer
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Mark Beckenfruer

light star, everyone (including this moron Or) can see the way Iveta looked when she was a child/teenager and how she looks now. I saw pictures on her instagram/facebook)) She was and is beautiful.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Czech Rep = 10th?
Seriously? Austria 4th? Ugh.

Dan
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Dan

I don’t get the hype for Iveta, like she has nice legs and that’s about it. Her face is nahhh for me. xD But everyone has different tastes.

@Mario = Legend – lol no, Jennifer Lopez is banging, especially for her age. Dat Latina fire B-)

OR
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OR

Dami is the best vocalist, best current song, best looks best style best amazing preformance in the final … The most natural beautiful singer, come first with the juris from all countries.dami is jast perfection!!!! Dami please come to preforme in israel if u read that:) i love u and hovi love u 🙂 dami you are number 1 top model of eurovision 2016!!! Mazal tov pretty woman:)

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

In my opinion ZOE is the most beautiful 🙂 She has a subtle type of beauty:)