Sri Lanka placed third

Top Model of the World 2016


Bulgaria’s Margo Cooper took top honours at the Top Model of the World 2016 contest, held in Bremen, Germany, last month. She succeeds Elena Kosmina, of Ukraine, as Top Model of the World winner.

Sri Lanka (represented by Visna Fernando), Nigeria, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Brazil, Malta, Italy, Ecuador, Philippines, El Salvador, Ukraine, Ghana and South Africa made it to the Top 15.

The Top 5 spots went to Brazil, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, and Bulgaria, and, eventually, Puerto Rico was declared as the first runner-up, while Sri Lanka came in third

Margo Cooper, who is 23, and a Psychology student, was one of the popular contestants and her win didn’t come as a surprise.

Born in Russia, Margo now lives in Dubai – for the past two years.

She has competed in many international beauty pageants, including Miss Eurasia 2014, Miss European Tourism 2014 and Miss World Next Top Model 2014.

Last year, she was cast in the Bulgarian reality TV show ‘Farmer is Searching for Wife.’

Margo joins some internationally famous beauties, like Natália Guimarães (Miss Universe 2007, 1st Runner-up, from Brazil) and Jacqueline María Aguilera (Miss World 1996 from Venezuela) in the list of winners of this pageant.

Sri Lanka’s representative, Visna Fernando, is an old girl of Newstead Girls College, Negombo, and, while at school, she showed her class in sports.

This gave her the opportunity to participate, as a sportswomen, in several countries.

She is currently doing her higher studies, at the Kelaniya University, majoring in Geography.

She is a top model, in this part of the world, and is seen at all the big fashion shows. She has started modeling in India, too.

Her face appears in many commercials and she is the face of ABSTRACT and Molly Boulevard.

Visna took part in the Derana Goya Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth, last year, where she bagged the crown and represented the country at the Miss Earth 2015, in Austria.

Her hobbies are reading novels, drawing, playing netball, listening to music and doing wood carvings.

Her dream, she says is to achieve greatness, in this world, so that she could do her best for the poor people in Sri Lanka.

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