Among the Ford representatives was Julie Andrews, Director of Modeling for the Ford Agency. Julie furnished me with a list of the names of the young ladies present and the countries that they came from. They are: Diana Marin, Columbia; Catherine Hernandez, Mexico; Viktorija Paltanaviciute, Latvia; Vilita Bitvinskyte, Lithuania; Cecile Sinclair, Netherlands; Kendra Spears, MySpace; Dagny Sandvik, Norway; Alissa Shafranova, Kazakhstan; Anna Zheltonosova, Ukraine and Olivia Major, Sri Lanka.
Aspiring models from around the globe compete for a $250,000 Ford contract with the international finals scheduled for New York City in mid-January 2008. Behind the scenes activity of the yearlong contest can be viewed at www.myspace.com/fordsupermodel.