We went twice to Berlin and stayed for a week-end in Duisburg. We worked with a german casting agency who provided the german models.
We did the photoshoots for the models of Mister Universe Belgium. This organisation doesn't exist anymore in Belgium: do a google and you'll end on one of my sites. That's not fine for the models, paying a hefty fee and then being dumped... That changed our approach to working with beauty pageants. This event made it possible for us to work with large groups of people, but it's not very rewarding for the photographers. At the end, the photographers are limited to being "party photographers".
There were more group shootings and less individual shootings, but that changed again in the next years.