MEXICO ISSUE 113 May 2008

Contempo Models Mexico City models, actors, casting

Contempo Models, México's most prestigious modelling agency, recently launched the country's first online modelling channel in conjunction with YouTube. Visitors are invited to watch a range of videos that reveal a behind the scenes look at the agency's models.

Mexican models Jens Hofmann and Jonathan Yopis, and last year's sensations Eva Dubecka and Alexandra Reptova from Slovakia, continue to cause a stir both at home and abroad. New faces for 2008 include Dana Dorobantu from Romania, and the German pair Veronika Weiss and Beate Franica.

Mexican model Paulina Flores was awarded 'Model of the Year' for the third consecutive year, while Italian model Gottfried Heiss won the men's crown. Paulina has also been busy hosting international television channel AXN.

Karen Carreño, the Colombian star who has been the face of Guess for many years, is currently the image behind Bed Head, while Argentine model Priscila Crivocapich recently visited México for the new Palacio de Hierro campaign.

Santiago Montero recently joined the agency. He has been the face of huge international campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Cavalli, and Valentino

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