About a few years ago (it really feels like a long, long time!) I entered the Joy Model Management Italy contest. I never heard from them again. Until one day in May, I received an sms from them. They were looking for South African girls to participate in a new contest they're hosting this year. I entered once again, and this morning I received a lovely email with a Word Document attachment, saying I've been chosen as a finalist!
It's so unexpected...will let you know if I have more info.