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Haitian Model Nayeli Fanfan Wins Female Model of the World at WCOPA 2012

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Stunning Haitian model Nayeli Fafan has won Female Model of the World 2012 (Senior Division) at the 16th annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Nayeli Fanfan who stands 5’9 tall was crowned Miss Inter-College in 2000 (Miami/Florida), Miss Florida in 2003 (Miami/Florida), and Miss Haiti International 2004 (Paris/France). She is a role model and leader known for her dedication to the community as a volunteer and advocate; an international model and professional nurse. She was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and moved to the United States at the age of 17. [Read Nayeli Fanfan full bio | View Nayeli’s Photoshoot]

In 2007 Nayeli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Nayeli Fanfan has worked for more than 3 years as a Registered Nurse (RN), in the cardiac unit, in one of the top hospitals in South Florida and continues to practice in her field.

Haitian model John Ricard Gillaume also won Male Model of the World. Congratulations to the 2012 WCOPA Grand champions! Best Female Model of the World: Nayeli Fanfan – (HAITI) // Best Male Model of the World: John Ricard Guillaume – (HAITI)

About WCOPA The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) is the first and only international competition to find the best aspiring performing artists worldwide. This competitive contest which is held annually in Hollywood, California is often referred to as the “Olympics of the Performing Arts”. Competitors of every age are judged in acting, singing, dancing, modeling, instrumentalists, and variety categories. Like the Olympics, the finest aspiring competitors from countries are qualified and invited.

Each winner gets a coveted gold medal which brings with it the respect and admiration of people around the world along with potentially a career opportunity of a lifetime. A total of $130,000 USD in scholarships is awarded. [For a complete list of winners, visit Read more]

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