Jamie Barton, the American winner, is the finished product. She is represented by a major agency, CAMI, and has a foot well placed on the middle rungs of the career ladder.
Some other candidates were more appealing – notably the Argentine Daniela Mack and the English tenor Ben Johnson – but the American was better groomed and better geared to go for victory. She’s a fine talent and she’ll have a great career. The head says she deserved it. Enough said.