TW Steel, the ‘Official Watch and Timing Partner’ of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport crowned its seventh and final national ‘Miss TW Steel’ winner at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday with Kimberley Cooper winning the UK round as the 2008-09 A1GP season concluded with title success going to A1 Team Ireland.
The 19-year-old from Bromley triumphed from a group of 15 finalists competing for a TW Steel watch, $1500 US prize money and more importantly the last slot in the grand finale of ‘Miss TW Steel’ to be hosted in the UK in June – details of which will be announced shortly. The overall winner will become an ambassador for TW Steel while celebrating $25,000 US in prize money and a photo-shoot with a leading lifestyle magazine.
The judging panel at Brands included TW Steel CEO, Jordy Cobelens, Dave Room from SWICO, TW Steel’s UK distributor, and Lee McKenzie, BBC’s Formula One pit-lane reporter, Chris Hockley, motorsport correspondent for The Sun newspaper and Andrew Van de Burgt, editor of Autosport magazine.
“We’ve had a great time here in the United Kingdom this weekend,” said Cobelens. “I think Kimberley is an excellent choice to represent her country in the Miss TW Steel final. We now have seven very worthy winners from around the world and we’re looking forward to hosting them all in June at what will be a stunning event. I’d also like to pass on TW Steel’s congratulations to A1 Team Ireland for winning the A1GP title – it’s richly deserved with Adam (Carroll) winning both races today.”
Kimberley Cooper’s victory at Brands Hatch will see her go up against the following national winners in the grand finale: Miss Chantal de Kruijff (18) – ‘Miss TW Steel – The Netherlands’, Miss Dyan Zou Xiao Qian (21) – ‘Miss TW Steel – China’, Miss Parveen Singh (25) – ‘Miss TW Steel – Malaysia’, Miss Carena West (22) – ‘Miss TW Steel – Australia-New Zealand’, Miss Amy Lombard (23) – ‘Miss TW Steel – South Africa’ and Miss Olivia Ortiz (22) – ‘Miss TW Steel Portugal’.
TW Steel is a leader in the field of oversized watches. The Dutch company, its name meaning ‘The Watch in Steel’, has tapped into a burgeoning market for unique-looking time pieces with a growing worldwide appeal.
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