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According to Olexa, aside from the opportunity to appear in upcoming L&T catalogues, the winners received a $1,000 L&T shopping spree, while the other finalists got a $500 shopping spree.
Olexa came to the event sporting a new look for herself — a sling on her right arm, to help keep her shoulder immobile. She took a fall on a rain-soaked, slippery Paris street when she turned to admire someone's dress and broke her shoulder in three places. She didn't realize the damage until a couple of days later following X-rays. "Oh, it's just an inconvenience," she demurred. — David Moin