The Model of The Universe 2001 World Final Competition took place on the 12th November 2001 at the Europlaza Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.
The fifty models from all around the world dazzled on stage and were a true selection of modelling talent and beauty.

The event was a huge success and was covered by Fashion TV and also filmed by TV 3 from Slovenia and E-Channels from London.

The stunning 1m75 Ivaila simply shone
 on stage and the pretty twenty year old professional model could not believe her luck.
An advertising and marketing student, Ivaila dazzled the judges with her perfect 90-60-90 figure and enchanting smile.
All of the contestants were amazing but on the night the judges had no other option but to crown Model of The Universe Bulgaria  - Ivaila Bakalova as our new Model of The Universe 2001 winner.

The 1st Runner Up title was awarded to the stunning Model of The Universe Slovenia, Iris Mulej and the 2nd Runner Up title went to the gorgeous Model of The Universe Czech Republic Lucie Nermutova..
Prizes which were awarded on the night were:

Model of The Universe 2001  30,000 US Dollars
Model of The Universe 2001 - 1st Runner Up    10,000 US Dollars
Model of The Universe 2001 - 2nd Runner pp    5,000 US Dollars

A host of other gifts and modelling contracts were also given away on the night.

The beautiful Model of The Universe India,Udita Goswami won Model of The Universe Asia 2001 and Model of The Universe Croatia, Valentina Varjacic ran away with the Model of The Universe Fashion TV 2001 title.

The stunning Model of The Universe Venezuela, Josabeth Rodriguez ran away with the Model of The Universe Latin America 2001 title.