Model Beauties

Rudy Chavez, president of Baume & Mercier North America, congratulates the finalists in 2008’s “Over 40” model search (for which the Swiss watch is a major sponsor) of More magazine, which celebrates women over 40, and the Wilhelmina Models agency.

The finalists, chosen from 14,000 entries nationwide, each won a modeling contract and a $90,000 prize package, including a Baume & Mercier timepiece and a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise, plus an exclusive fashion spread in More’s June 2008 issue.

Pictured with Chavez (from left) are Elizabeth James-Lipscomb, 43 (2nd place), Chung Winstanley, 45 (1st place) and Julia Jordan, 46 (3rd place).