They seem to have very detailed results for every year, so I doubt they're wrong. So much for her being 24 now
Can you enter both contests at the same time? Not that I care about her age, but I'm not convinced that either of those contests were way back in 2000. That would mean that it took her 7 years to get signed by a big agency (Elite). Surely someone would've snatched her up before then, right? I can't find any other articles about Joan's EML experience, so their date of the her entering is suspect to me. I'll believe it when I see more articles confirming the date.
She definitely entered that competition in 2000. I'm pretty sure Ford allows very young models to the finales, I think Adriana Lima was 13 when she entered it, too.
No idea if Joan really ever tried out for the Elite Model Look, as well?