TOP TALENT LEAD NEW SEASON OF ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL
DECEMBER 2, 2015 – HONG KONG – The highly-rated reality competition series Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM) on StarWorld, FOX International Channels’ (FIC) leading TV entertainment destination for chic and stylish women, is back with season 4. Filming has begun with a talented celebrity cast, consisting of Cindy Bishop as host, Kelly Tandiono as model mentor and Yu Tsai as Creative Director. In addition to mentoring and helping the new group of contestants grow into world-class modelling professionals, the three celebrities will make up the judging panel each week along with renowned guest judges throughout the season.
With over 20 years experience in the modelling and entertainment industry, Cindy is set to bring a new level of expertise, energy and glamour to the show as this season’s host. Originally from Thailand, Cindy was the 1996 winner of Miss Thailand World. Since then, the versitle 5’10” actress and model has dominated the fashion and media scene, gracing covers of magazines and runways as well has film and television screens across Asia. She has been the face of numerous prominent global brands; was a top VJ for Channel [V], Asia’s leading music channel; and is one of the most sought-after hosts in the region for both live events and television. Cindy has also starred in many local movies and television dramas, suchGossip Girl Thailand and The O.C. Thailand based on the popular US series, and has a role in the upcoming Hollywood film All I See is You set to come out in 2016.
The stylish and acclaimed model Kelly Tandiono will serve the role of mentor for this season, helping the contestants prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the tough competition and career challenges ahead. Her talent and experience in film will help the contestants bring drama to their signature runway looks and nail acting challenges. Kelly has won a variety of different modelling awards, including being named the Prestige’s “It Girl” 2013, The Style Makers Award 2012, and Elle Magazine Model of the Year 2011. In addition to her modelling credentials, Kelly has successfully expanded her career onto the silver screen, having been named Best Actress at the Royal Bali International Film Festival in 2014.
Famed photographer and director Yu Tsai will serve as Creative Director this season, bringing with him international experience and his discerning taste for high fashion. Yu Tsai’s career sits at the top of fashion game, having been creative consultant on America’s Next Top Model Cycles 20, 21 and 22 as well as having photographed an extensive list of A-list celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker. His eye for potential and talent coupled with his signature “tough love” personality will undoubtedly push this season’s model hopefuls to bring out their best in the competition.
Commenting on this season’s cast, Sam Gollestani, FOX International Channels’ Executive Producer of Asia’s Next Top Model said, “Between Cindy, Kelly and Yu Tsai, the experience and expertise they collectively bring to the table are without a doubt going to push this new season of Asia’s Next Top Model up another level. Not only will their extensive knowledge help transform our contestants like we have never seen before, but they are each highly captivating on-air personalities and have fascinating backstories themselves. I can’t wait for AsNTM fans to get to know them and to share the stories of their journeys alongside our contestants’.”
Asia’s Next Top Model Season 4 will premiere on StarWorld Asia in the first half of 2016. For news about the show, including when Season 4’s contestants will be revealed, please visithttp://www.asias-next-top-model.com/ and follow AsNTM on Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.
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