South Africa’s Danielle Van Zyl crowned Supermodel International 2019 first runner-up in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Representing South Africa, Danielle Van Zyl almost won Supermodel International 2019. She was crowned as the runner-up of the ninth edition of the modelling competition founded in 2011 by the Mister Global Organization president Pradit Pradinunt.

It was Elina Pronina of Estonia who won the Supermodel International 2019 crown. Mister Global 2019 Kim Jongwoo of South Korea served as a VIP judge during the coronation night, which took place at the Siam Dragon Theatre in Chiang Mai, Thailand on February 8, 2020.

Van Zyl hails from Pretoria, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She attended Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool in Pretoria.


Including Van Zyl and Pronina, 26 models from around the world competed in Supermodel International 2019. The preliminary competition took place at the Grand Morocc Hotel in Chiang Mai on February 7, 2020.

Prior to the coronation night, the contestants participated in various photoshoots, in which they exhibited their modelling skills with different themes including natural beauty, national costumes and swimwear. Among their photographers were Thanakorn Chotphruekchookul and David Ryo.


Sayuri Jayarathne of Sri Lanka was Supermodel International 2019 second runner-up. Mar Arias of Dominican Republic and Namhee Jo of South Korea were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Arias was also Supermodel of the Americas 2019. Her fellow continental winners were Supermodel of Europe 2019 Matilde Lima of Portugal, Supermodel of Africa 2019 Enanga Ndolo of Cameroon and Supermodel of Asia and Oceania 2019 Phoebe Denight Palisoc of Guam.

Palisoc was voted Miss Congeniality while Tatyana Austria of the Philippines received the most votes to win the New Face Model award. Van Zyl was Miss Photogenic, Alice Teh of Malaysia was Best in Catwalk and Christina Mayangat of Canada was Best in National Costume.

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