Supermodel of the World (Ford Supermodel of the Year, formerly Face of the 80s) is an international modeling contest established by Eileen Ford in 1980. The contest showcases young fashion model entrants from over 50 countries in order to discover new talent for the fashion industry. The winner of the international final event receive a $250,000 modeling contract with Ford Models. The two runners up receive contracts of $150,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Francisco Lachowski got his start when he won the Ford Men’s Supermodel of the World contest Sao Paulo in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he debuted as an exclusive at the fall 2009 Dior Homme show in Paris; he later appeared in a Karl Lagerfeld ad for the brand. Francisco also walked for Gucci, rag & bone, Dolce & Gabbana, and John Galliano; worked with photographer Walter Pfeiffer for a spread in the spring issue of Vogue Hommes International; and appeared as the “It” boy in DKNY’s new fall prints. Francisco has worked on many campaigns like T.I for Men, DKNY, Lacoste, Armani Exchange, Etro, Dior, D Squared, Triton, and Review.
“There were many, many guys in the competition. I felt confident, [but] there were also three or four other finalists that felt confident too. I was very surprised to win. My first thought was, this is just the beginning; the hard work is coming.”
“A Dream come true”
That’s how Tayane Leão Melo, 14, and Francisco Lachowski, 17, faced the victory in the final program Supermodel Brazil, MTV, which had the boys of NX Zero playing at the party.
The two competed, along with other contestants, for a contract of $ 150,000 in the Ford Models agency, and managed to take the prize home.
Francisco Lachowski came from Curitiba, Parana, to compete for the prize of the Supermodel. He never lacked confidence.
Francisco began by chance when one of his cousins invited him to participate in the contest. He went to Ford Models in his home town and was enrolled to participate in the Supermodel contest.
At 17, Francisco knows that he will still have to struggle a lot. “Now it’s time to invest in my career and leave the party’s a little aside,” he says.
Com apenas 17 anos, o curitibano Francisco Lachowski foi o grande vencedor masculino do Supermodel Brazil, etapa nacional do Supermodel of The World, da Ford Models.Ele ganhou contrato internacional com todas as Ford Models, um book e 100 composits. O estreante das passarelas nunca havia pensado em ser modelo até ser convidado, por sua prima, para fazer parte de um desfile. A partir do evento, ele chamou a atenção dos profissionais da Ford Models de Curitiba, que o aconselharam a se inscrever no concurso Supermodel Brazil para entrar na carreira de modelo. Animado com a perspectiva de ingressar numa profissão, inscreveu-se e foi chamado para a seletiva de Curitiba que foi em uma terça-feira (14.10. 08), quando foi finalista da etapa de Paraná que foram concorrer o final do concurso SuperModel Brazil. Os vencedores da etapa de Curitiba, junto com Francisco tambem foram Luã Mayer, Andressa Regina Sacht e Priscila Bernini. Com realização da agência Ford Models Brasil, o evento aconteceu no Buffet Du Batel. Os 20 modelos, que concorriam a uma vaga. Os Finalista da Etapa Parana, Andressa Regina Sacht, Luã Mayer, Francisco Lachowski e Priscila Bernini.
Francisco Lachowski During Supermodel of the World Contest
Below is a collection of FORD Supermodel of the World contest videos from all over the World. The contest has winners in different countries. These videos do not feature Francisco Lachowski.