Competitions & awards

 The Top Model of Visage Fashion Agency Martin Martinov Is Mr World Bulgaria 2009

The Top Model of Visage Fashion Agency Martin Martinov Is Mr World Bulgaria 2009

From the world headquarters of Mr World in London 23-year-old Visage model Martin Martinov was awarded the most handsome men in Bulgaria, and his runner-ups were Georgi Georgiev and Plamen Bonev. The overachieving top model from Fashion Agency “Visage” who has travelled all over the world will represent Bulgaria in the world-wide contest which will be held on 3rd October in Seoul, South Korea.

Martin Martinov has already done world campaigns for Castro in 2007. He participated in fashion shows for Gianfranco Ferre, Prada, Diesel, as well as international Coca-Cola commercials.

Seventeen-years-old Shenduvan Hasanova Is The New Miss Grand de Luxe

Seventeen-years-old Shenduvan Hasanova Is The New Miss Grand de Luxe

The capital based club Grand de Luxe held its established monthly beauty pageant Miss Grand de Luxe 2009.

In the end of the year the winners will pose for a special art calendar that will be sold on a special charity ball and the proceedings donated to children in need without parents.

In this edition of the competition 12 beauties models charmed the audience and some even caused a real euphoria in the audience with their walk and curves.

Frida Giannini was named Fashion Designer of the Year at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Frida Giannini was named Fashion Designer of the Year at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

The Italian fashion house's creative director won the accolade at the ceremony at London's Berkeley Square Gardens, where some of the world's most glamorous women were in attendance.

Kylie Minogue stole the show by winning Entrepreneur of the Year and Woman of the Year and looked stunning in a black simple dress and animal print pashmina.

Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 was voted

Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 was voted

Joanna Belle Ng Li Wun posed in front of the photographers after being crowned as Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 at the beauty contest which took place in Kuala Lumpur.

The beauty who was elected to her competitors took the contest's crown.

Young Bulgarian designers gained great success

Young Bulgarian designers gained great success

In an eccentric and exciting review show in Hilton hotel, the Bulgarian "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 finalist was chosen.

The designer's creation "Day and night" of the winner Iskren Lozanov has been inspired by 20th century art genius Pablo Picasso. Iskren Lozanov is a 3rd year bachelor in the National Arts Academy (NAA).
He won a six-week training in "El"-magazine, Bulgaria, and a unique opportunity to present our country in the final of "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 world, which will take place in september in Milano.

Axinia and the folk-diva Kamelia sang on the contest

Axinia and the folk-diva Kamelia sang on the contest "To be Merilin" in Varna

A glamorous show "To be Merilyn" gathered the elite in Grand Hotel Varna several days ago. This is the second contest from the national event "To be Merilyn - Feeling like a woman". It is organized with the support of the women's cigarettes Merilyn Slims. The final is on 11 June in Sofia. The staging is made by Amalia Tincheva. In the show participated 16 beautiful girls from Varna.

Hollywood glamour of the show was achieved by the specially made collection of dresses by Miro brand, called Merilyn. A part of it will be presented in the end of June during the Days of Bulgarian culture in Rome, Italy.

 Become a InterStilist model of the month

Become a InterStilist model of the month

A fashion model contest is starting, which will determine the "InterStilist's model of the month".

In the contest can participate models or photomodels over 18 years of age (women).

The title "Interstilist's model of the month" will go to one of the contenders, who will receive a one-year commercial contract, a place in next year's "InterStilist's model of the month" calendar, and the big prize - a car.

Who will be crowned as Miss Bulgaria Grand for April

Who will be crowned as Miss Bulgaria Grand for April

10 ladies will take part in Miss Bulgaria Grand competition on Tuesday night (28.04.) at Grand De Luxe night-club.

The magnetic Magdalena Jelyaskova, the Bulgarian pop-folk icons Aneliya and Gloriya, Simona Parvanova, Zaineb Madjurova, Aleksander Bessedin and Mister Manhunt 2009 – Viktor Angelov will be the jury of the contest.

Night of the sex bombs 2009

Night of the sex bombs 2009

The channel TV2 from Island and its leader Gudjon Helgason are in Bulgaria to shoot the most sexy event - "Night of the sex bombs". Their interest is dictated mostly by the Island beauty Asdis Ran, who lives in Bulgaria because of the football engagements of her husband Gardar. The star from Island is nominated in the category "The most sexy blond" for 2009.

Miss Bulgaria 2009 is Antonia Petrova

Miss Bulgaria 2009 is Antonia Petrova

The new Miss Bulgaria is Antonia Petrova from the city of Pernik. The blond beauty is 24 years old and has two degrees in higher education - in Economics and Law. She will present Bulgaria at the contest Miss World 2009. The first runner up is Elitsa Lubenova from Dve Mogili, who is 18 years old. She studies in a school for folklore dances in Kotel, her dream is to dance on the scene of Bolshoi theater.

The title Miss Beauty of the World Bulgaria 2009 received the 17-year old Ruslana Kaneva from Sofia. She will present Bulgaria on the contest in China in April. Miss Tourism Planet is the 19-year old Polina Gergusheva from Sofia, who will represent Bulgaria in Athens. Polina writes music and wants to be a journalist.

Brazilian and French are the best bottoms in the world

Brazilian and French are the best bottoms in the world


In Parish finished the final of the world contest „Show me your „Sloggi” (well-known as contest of the best bottom in the world), organized by the youth line „Sloggi” of the famous giant for underwear and swimming suits „Triumph”. Winners became the 20-years-old Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak(Brazil) and the 27-years-old Saiba Bombote (France). Every one of them receives 15 000 EUR plus one-year advertising agreement with „Sloggi” and together with this an exclusive insurance of the precious behind

"Golden needle 2008" fashion award for excellence

The most important achievements in Bulgarian fashion will be honored with the “Golden needle 2008” award at a brilliant ceremony in “Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan”. The stylish event will be held on 29th November 2008. For first time the bestowing of the award is organized by Academy for fashion, with presidents Donka Ganeva and prof. Lubomir Stoykov, and “Made in Bulgaria” program in the face of Adriana Tsaneva and Olga Uskova.

The 36-member jury, composed by representatives of the leading Bulgarian media, had already defined the new bearers of the high prize through electronic voting. At the gala spectacle “Golden needle 2008” the excellent students of Bulgarian fashion will present collections, made especially for the ceremony.

Bulgarian Ekaterina Duneva - third on a world beauty contest

Bulgarian Ekaterina Duneva - third on a world beauty contest

Ekaterina Duneva - Mrs. Bulgaria World 2007 became fifth on the world beauty contest Mrs. United Nations International 2008. The first place took the American Angelique Harville, second is Alet Wenter – Mrs. United Nation South Africa.

The strong will for winning, the exceptional preparation and self discipline of our beauty brought her to the successful finals of the prestigious contest. „I feel very happy. Although the American was tolerated all the time, I am proud to have won the fifth place and presented Bulgaria to the world with dignity! I thank all that supported me all the time!” – shared Katia after the contest.

Kwiat chose its star in

Kwiat chose its star in "Become a face of Kwiat" competition


Gea Antonova (age 18) from Sofia is the new winner of „Become a face of Kwiat” competition. She gained the opportunity to take photo session with the newest glass models of Kwiat 2008 collection. She also gained a money prize and „Kwiat Exclusive” sunglasses from the newest 2008 collection.

The jury awarded the second place to Dimitar Stoyanov (age 18) from Sofia. He also gained glasses, model „Kwiat Limited Edition” from the newest 2008 collection. The third place was taken by Anna Ivanova (age 21) from Sofia who gained „Kwiat” sunglasses too. Elena Nosikova (age 18) from Asenovgrad was awarded with the special prize - „Kwiat” sunglasses.

The model Maria Radeva is among the four finalists at a pageant in Las Vegas

The model Maria Radeva is among the four finalists at a pageant in Las Vegas


The Bulgarian beauty Maria Radeva has reached the final stage of the Image Model 2007 pageant, held in Las Vegas. She has to eliminate only three rivals to grab the title.

One girl is to leave the contest every week after the results of an on-line voting are announced.

The last two models are to face each other in a direct battle in a TV show.

The designer Alexandra Milusheva is Mrs. Bulgaria 2007

The designer Alexandra Milusheva is Mrs. Bulgaria 2007

Mrs. Bulgaria 2007 is the designer Alexandra Milusheva Dimitrova. The beauty is a creative director of fashion boutique Astella Atelier. She is 27 years old and is happily married and has a daughter Vanessa - one year and nine months old. Vanessa supported her mother loudly during the show. Alexandra Milusheva was selected to be a face of two from the media partners of the event Grazia magazine and Standart newspaper. She will present our country on the biggest pageant for married women Mrs. World 2008.

The first runner up of Mrs. Bulgaria is Janeta Ivanova from Sofia. She is 27 years old and is recently married (9 months ago).

Show me your...

Show me your... "SLOGGI"!

“Sloggi” decided to make a quest for the worlds most beautiful bottom. The beginning of the competition in Bulgaria was announced at a press conference, where Mrs. Dora Black - General manager of "Triumph Bulgaria" declared the aims of the campaign.

The best male and female bottom in the world quest “Show me your sloggi” will win a cash prize of 10,000 euros each and a lucrative modelling contract, as well as an insurance for their bottoms.

In the start of the competition in Bulgaria took part the girls and boys from the “New X” ballet, who presented the newest autumn collection underwear and swimwear accompanied by the “Sloggi” song.

Golden Needle fashion Awards 2006 – prestigeous and unique

Golden Needle fashion Awards 2006 – prestigeous and unique

For the 13th time the Bulgarian Fashion Academy bestowed the prestigeous Golden needle awards 2006. The event was held on an official gala-eve where fashion and TV shook hands.

The ceremony was held at the studio of the popular bTV fashion show „Ogledala“ (Mirrors).

Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time the Golden needle prize, awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy. Such was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed. Voting results were certified by notary Aksenia Monova.

The winners of

The winners of "Zlatna igla 2006" (Golden needle 2006) award are already known

Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time Golden needle prize awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy.

This was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed.

The other winners are:

"Zebra" - for the fashion house of the year; Angel Tsvetanov – for the fashion photographer of the year; Kiril Chalakov – for the make-up of the year and the pop singer Irina Florin – for the most successful debut of the 2006th.

"Golden Needle 2005" awards were given

The Academy of fashion gave its highest award "Golden Needle 2005". This most prestigeous for Bulfarian fashion design event attracted for 12th year the media, journalists, fashion critics and the cultural public.

The glamorous event took place in the new Youth theatre. The jury comprising of 34 journalists in the presence of the lawyer Axenia Monova voted for the best fashion creators, make-up artists, photographers and organizers of fashion shows.

Designer of the year (for the second time) became Virginia Zdravkova, who showed an exquisite and elegant collection. Among her works was the first Bulgarian dress, worn on the official "Oscar" ceremony.

Fashion house of the year (women's fashion) became "Tani" with designer Tania Metodieva. Golden Needle for men's fashion received Atanas Parushev, and for fashion photography - Moni Frances.

Astella Atelier is the new designer of the Miss Bulgaria competition

Astella Atelier is the new designer of the Miss Bulgaria competition

The competition "Miss Bulgaria 2006" chose for its designer Alya Milusheva-Dimitrova and Astella Atelier. The candidates for the prestigeous title were dressed in 36 unique toilets designed by Alya. The famous designer was also in the jury of the competition.

For the first time in the history of the competition for queen of beauty it took place in Plovdiv, not in the capital Sofia.

Irida fashion house handed its annual awards

Irida fashion house handed its annual awards

Traditionally before Christmas holidays Irida fashion house handed its annual awards for journalists - for media partnership, contribution in the field of fashion and professional reporting of fashion events during the last year. The event held on December 22, 2004 in Irida Gallery in the presence of guests and journalists. In Press Category the award went to Maria Netsova – First Deputy Editor in Chief of Vsichko Za Zhenata weekly paper – for reporting events organized by Irida fashion house and the Bulgarian-Russian Fashion Week in Moscow.

Second National young stylist-designer competition

Second National young stylist-designer competition

Bulgarian fashion bookmagazine, National fashion design council and Sunny fashion Bulgaria organize the SECOND NATIONAL YOUNG STYLIST-DESIGNER COMPETITION.

Express yourself in any or all of the following sections: Kids fashion; Sports and leisure teenage fashion; Formal wear, haute couture; Overcoats and leather wear ...

Virginia Zdravkova and Agressia won

Virginia Zdravkova and Agressia won "Golden needle 2003"

On great interest and very splendid and stylish passed by the official ceremony of 10th anniversary Bulgarian Fashion Academy Awards Zlatna Igla 2003 /Golden Needle 2003/. The gala-evening for voting and handing the most prestigious fashion awards in Bulgaria was on March 13th, 2004 in Inter Expo Center. The Fashion Academy /launched in 1993 in Paris by Donka Ganeva and Lubomir Stoykov/ proof that the most impartial assessment of the fashion design achievements belongs to the Fourth power - of the fashion journalists. And the winners are: Designer of the year and winner of Zlatna igla 2003 for personal contribution to the Bulgarian fashion design became Virginia Zdravkova /Virginia atelier/, Fashion house of the year – Agressia /manager Maja Asenova/, Fashion photographer – Valentin Mechanov and winner of the award for total contribution to the Bulgarian design - Bulgarian Fashion Forum in the face of its chairman Ivan Chalakov.

Bulgarian fashion decorated the holiday of Vienna

Bulgarian fashion decorated the holiday of Vienna

Worthy of notice presentation of Desi Stoycheva on the Artfashion show on Michaelerplatz

Lubomir Stoykov - member of the jury for the Coral Fashion Award

The nominations for the Golden Needles are announced

The nominations for the Golden Needles are announced

On its session on Friday the Academy of fashion voted the nominations for the "Golden needle" award for the year 2001. The award for overall contribution to Bulgarian fashion and the "Golden needle" in this category is adjudged to the famous Bulgarian designer Daria Manchenko. She has graduated the Higher school of fashion stylistics, haute couture fashion and costume "Arman Gojel" in Paris and more than a quarter of a century she works in the field of fashion design.

Third annual models casting

Third annual models casting "Visages models 2001"

The third annual models casting "Visages models 2001" took place on 25 November in the National Palace of Culture. 72 girls from 29 Bulgarian cities all over the country participated in the casting. They were chosen through regional selections, organised by "Visages models".

The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss Universe Pageant

The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss Universe Pageant

The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss Universe Pageant was held on Friday May 11th, at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Seventy-seven delegates took part in the preliminary competitions and rehearsals.

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became "Miss Bulgaria 2001"

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became "Miss Bulgaria" for this year and she will represent Bulgaria in the "Miss Universe" concurs in Puerto Rico.< br />
The jury comprised the president of the Bulgarian Football Union Ivan Slavkov, the sculptor Vejdi Rashidov, fashion photographers, editors, producers. They chose Ivayla Bakalova because of her womanhood and her measures 92–63–88 cm.