As the new Model Universe Champion, Florian Blume brought his commercial modeling talents to the contest stage for the first time. The 5'10", 175 lbs., 27 year old Swiss sports model does runway work in Milan, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Miami, New York and Johannesburg and has representation worldwide. So, why would a professional fashion model want to compete? "It looked like fun, so I dieted for a couple weeks and got into shape," Florian says. "I loved it and will be back. Model America in Las Vegas looks good to me."