15-year-old student wins Elite Model Look Singapore

Singapore-born 15-year-old, Fiona Fussi, has won the Elite Model Look Singapore 2011 competition.

The Eurasian student, born to an Austrian father and Hong Kong mother, cried and told The New Paper that the win was dedicated to her grandmother, who died of cancer three months ago.

The competition was held at Red Dot Design museum last night, in front of a 300-plus-strong crowd.

It was clear the 1.76m-tall Fiona was the favourite of the night, with her fresh-faced beauty, flawless skin and stunning features which wowed the crowd.

The United World College student holds an Austrian passport but is a Singapore permanent resident who has lived here her whole life.

Fiona won an all-expenses-paid trip to Shanghai to represent Singapore in the Elite Model Look international finals, which will be held on Dec 6.

She beat 12 other finalists of different nationalities to win the title. To be eligible to compete, the girls have to be living in the country they choose to compete in.

There were only four Singaporeans in the competition, said Singaporean student Putri Diana Abdullah, 18, who was named runner-up.