On Friday, January 24, at the Meraki Resort Hotel in the Egyptian city of Hurghada took place the Top Model of the World 2019 final. This year’s winner of this international competition for model was 25-year-old Nicole Menayo from Costa Rica, who represented Spain. Right behind her were Vishakha Tania René from Mauritius (2nd place) and Carmen Sofia Maury Atencia from Colombia (3rd place). 36 candidates took part in the competition.
(Nicole Menayo, photo. Nicole Menayo/Instagram)
Nicole Menayo is 175 cm tall. She comes from Costa Rica, but has half Spanish origin, so she could represent Spain. She works as a professional model. She is also a lawyer (she graduated in law).
Interestingly, Nicole has experience in beauty contests. As Miss Costa Rica she won the Miss Mesoamérica Internacional 2016 pageant. A year later, also as a representative of Costa Rica, she took part in the Miss Supranational 2017, where she was promoted to TOP 10 and won the Miss Supranational America title. She was also a participant in the Miss Grand International 2018. She ended the competition in TOP 21.
During the Top Model of the World 2019 final, Nicole Menayo received not only the main title and crown, but also special titles – Top Model Photogenic and Top Model Best Body.
(Top Model of the World 2019 – Nicole Menayo, photos: Jaime Lim, Top Model of the World/Instagram)
On the podium also came 22-year-old Vishakha Tania René – media, communication and journalism student from Mauritius (2nd place) and 25-year-old Carmen Sofía Maury Atencia – industrial engineer from Colombia (3rd place).
(from the left: Vishakha Tania René, Nicole Menayo, Carmen Sofía Maury Atencia, photo: Angelopedia)
TOP 5 was completed by Mya Grieve from Australia and Veronika Dvoretska from Ukraine, and TOP 15 also included representatives of Czech Republic, Philippines, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Venezuela, Hungary, Italy and Zimbabwe.
The organizers also awarded special awards to participants. The Swedish representative received the title of Top Model Meraki. Top Model Meraki Popularity and Queen of Europe titles went to the representative of Czech Republic. Miss Philippines returned from Egypt with the title of Miss Globe, and the Miss Friendship title awarded by the contestants went to Miss Norway.
PHOTO. Nicole Menayo/Facebook