Best Model

This pageant, based in Istanbul, Turkey, was held every year  in that country until 2009, when Bulgaria staged it. The Best Model of the World is not a beauty contest but a contest of the modeling profession.

International sponsors and model agencies wanted this contest to be open to both the married and the single models over 18 years old.  A male model category began in 1995 and is held at the same time as the female contest.
(text from pageantopolis)

Lately the most models that have represented the Netherlands came from Belgium……

  • copfrancis1990: Francis Potkamp (2nd Ru Miss Holland 1989 & Miss Universe Netherlands 1991)
  • 1991: Cecillia Cressman
  • 1992: Jacqueline Schuman (Miss International 1982, 2nd Ru Miss International 1985, Miss Holland 1982, Miss Holland 1985, Miss Holland 1988, Miss Universe Netherlands 1991)
  • 1993: (?)
  • 1994: (?)
  • 1995: (?)
  • 1996: Louise Dekker
  • 1997: Liesbeth Burger
  • 1998: Donata Waspeek
  • 1999: –
  • 2000: –
  • 2001:  –
  • 2002: Yaelle Gerard
  • 2003: Ysabel Steinbush
  • 2004: (?)
  • 2005: (?)
  • 2006: Audrey Van Landeghem
  • 2007: Pauline Germain
  • 2008: (?)
  • 2009: Kimberley Lombaerts
  • 2010: Aurore Morisse
  • 2011: Laurie Janssens
  • 2012: –
  • 2013: Tess Timmermans (Top 30)

(picture: The first dutch entry: Francis Potkamp)