Eva La Rue & DJ Tony Congratulate Winner Of The Next Direct & Wilhelmina Models Children’s Model Competition

To help launch Next Direct’s children’s clothing line in the US, Wilhelmina Models,  one of the largest and most successful modeling agencies in the world, partnered with the British brand in a coast-to-coast search for a bright new junior modeling star!

DJ Tony, Savannah, Eva and Jessica

The Next Direct and Wilhelmina Models Children’s Model Competition 2010 finals event for children ages 4-7, took place at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, CA last weekend (April 24-26).

Five year old, Savannah Loeffler from Slidell, LA was the lucky winner to receive the exceptional grand prize of a $100,000 educational scholarship fund and a one year modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models. Savannah will also be participating in a photo shoot for Next Direct’s childrenswear line!

Savannah and her forty-nine fellow finalists, all between the ages of 4 and 7, traveled from all of the U.S. to Los Angeles for a fun-filled weekend. Actress Eva La Rue from “CSI: Miami” and Ellen DeGeneres’ own, DJ Tony, were on hand to announce the beautiful little girl’s name. Given the difficult task of deciding the winner were Marlene Wallach, President of Wilhelmina Kids and Teens, Lorri Shackelford, Co-Director of Wilhelmina Models, Simon Wolfson, Next Direct’s CEO, Christine Gerrard, Next Direct’s Marketing Director, and Andrew Grimes, the Art Director for Next Direct’s Children’s wear line.

Photo Credit: Wilhelmina Models for exclusive use on Child Mode