Elite Model Management is a chain modeling agency which originated in Paris in 1972 and expanded to numerous locations throughout the globe. It is a subsidiary of Elite World S.A. Elite today manages over 2000 models from five continents. It offers international coverage with 35 agencies in its network. It holds the annual talent scouting contest, the Elite Model Look, which launched in 1983. With about 400,000 annual contestants in more than 60 countries, Elite Model Look has “discovered” many notable models, including Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bündchen, Stephanie Seymour, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tatjana Patitz, Fernanda Cornejo, and Lara Stone.