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‘ANTM’ Wrap Calls its Quit

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Reblogged from Oyster.com

After 22 cycles of trauma-inducing challenges, Tyra-isms and DRAMA, America’s Next Top Model is calling it quits. RIP goals and dreams of D-grade models who want to be F-grade celebrities everywhere.

Tyra announced the #ironic wrap of ANTM on her Twitter today and we are legitimately sad because we’ll miss all the ridiculous shit that goes down on the world’s flashiest version of the franchise.
Read more at http://www.oystermag.com/antm-cancelled-lest-we-forget-meltdowns#E8cLdeY5EHR4QyDr.99

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ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: CONTESTANT PROFILE

AasthaPokharel

Age: 20
Height: 177cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Nepali
Ethnicity: Nepali

Aastha is an intern nurse who is eager to take her modeling career out of Nepal, where the industry is not yet established enough to support her big dreams. She is constantly seeking opportunities to fulfill her aspirations and her desire to break into the international modeling scene is relentless. She does not consider herself to be aggressive but she will fight fairly for what she wants. She believes in herself, and describes herself as creative and grounded, but also a dreamer. Her personal style is simple and minimal.

AasthaPokharel
Age: 20
Height: 177cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Nepali
Ethnicity: Nepali
Aastha is an intern nurse who is eager to take her modeling career out of Nepal, where the industry is not yet established enough to support her big dreams. She is constantly seeking opportunities to fulfill her aspirations and her desire to break into the international modeling scene is relentless. She does not consider herself to be aggressive but she will fight fairly for what she wants. She believes in herself, and describes herself as creative and grounded, but also a dreamer. Her personal style is simple and minimal.





Jee Choi


Age: 27
Height: 172cm
Weight: 48kg
Nationality: South Korean
Ethnicity: Korean

Being the oldest contestant, Jee has had some degree of experience as a model over the years, but interruptions have kept her from the level of success she aims to reach. She hopes to take her modeling career up a notch through this competition. She has a degree in Economics and a diploma in Fashion Styling, and she wants to own her own fashion label at the end of her modeling career. She is sweet, sensitive, bubbly, and somewhat high on life. She also has a streak of the wild in her after discovering her love for travel in recent years.


Jee Choi
Age: 27
Height: 172cm
Weight: 48kg
Nationality: South Korean
Ethnicity: Korean
Being the oldest contestant, Jee has had some degree of experience as a model over the years, but interruptions have kept her from the level of success she aims to reach. She hopes to take her modeling career up a notch through this competition. She has a degree in Economics and a diploma in Fashion Styling, and she wants to own her own fashion label at the end of her modeling career. She is sweet, sensitive, bubbly, and somewhat high on life. She also has a streak of the wild in her after discovering her love for travel in recent years.

FilantropiWitoko


Age: 24
Height: 175cm
Weight: 55kg
Nationality: Indonesian
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Indonesian

Filantropi is an intelligent psychology graduate who has been working as a professional freelance model for the past year, but she still feels like an underdog in the industry. She is a keen learner who will seek self-improvement at every opportunity, while quietly and diligently studying her competition in her bid to outdo them. She is laid back and almost too cool for school! Her laissez faire attitude is emphasized all the more by her grungy personal style.

FilantropiWitoko
Age: 24
Height: 175cm
Weight: 55kg
Nationality: Indonesian
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Indonesian
Filantropi is an intelligent psychology graduate who has been working as a professional freelance model for the past year, but she still feels like an underdog in the industry. She is a keen learner who will seek self-improvement at every opportunity, while quietly and diligently studying her competition in her bid to outdo them. She is laid back and almost too cool for school! Her laissez faire attitude is emphasized all the more by her grungy personal style.

Jessica Amornkuldilok


Age: 26
Height: 177cm
Weight: 50kg
Nationality: Thai
Ethnicity: Half German, Half Thai

Jessica is grounded and determined to get a firm foot in the door of the international modeling industry. This university student exudes inner strength and integrity, and is committed to making a better life for herself. She is honest and willing to share her emotions. Having experienced hardship, she is unafraid of hard work and obstacles. She is very ready to take on whatever challenges this grueling competition will throw at her.

Jessica Amornkuldilok
Age: 26
Height: 177cm
Weight: 50kg
Nationality: Thai
Ethnicity: Half German, Half Thai
Jessica is grounded and determined to get a firm foot in the door of the international modeling industry. This university student exudes inner strength and integrity, and is committed to making a better life for herself. She is honest and willing to share her emotions. Having experienced hardship, she is unafraid of hard work and obstacles. She is very ready to take on whatever challenges this grueling competition will throw at her.

Kate Ma


Age: 22
Height: 175cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Brazilian
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Brazilian

Bursting with energy and chatter, Kate is very expressive, spontaneous, hilarious, outgoing, and friendly. She has been modeling since she was 15, and has had various bookings, but nothing too high-profile yet. She cultivated a spirit of independence at a young age because she had to live in various countries on her own when she was modeling. She has aspirations of being an actress as well, and probably sees the show as a two-prong opportunity for her to advance her career as a model and gain a following as a TV personality.

Kate Ma
Age: 22
Height: 175cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Brazilian
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Brazilian
Bursting with energy and chatter, Kate is very expressive, spontaneous, hilarious, outgoing, and friendly. She has been modeling since she was 15, and has had various bookings, but nothing too high-profile yet. She cultivated a spirit of independence at a young age because she had to live in various countries on her own when she was modeling. She has aspirations of being an actress as well, and probably sees the show as a two-prong opportunity for her to advance her career as a model and gain a following as a TV personality.

Melissa Th’ng Mei Ling


Age: 21
Height: 168cm
Weight: 54kg
Nationality: Malaysian
Ethnicity: Chinese

Melissa grew up in a close-knit family of competitive tennis players and she finds the adrenaline rush of competitions addictive. She is intelligent, principled, and confident, and she is determined to do well in this competition despite her curvy figure and lack of modeling experience. She has only modeled part-time for online stores. She is bent on making a statement about healthy-sized models being the ideal role models for young girls. She is still pursuing her degree in Mass Communication.

Melissa Th’ng Mei Ling
Age: 21
Height: 168cm
Weight: 54kg
Nationality: Malaysian
Ethnicity: Chinese
Melissa grew up in a close-knit family of competitive tennis players and she finds the adrenaline rush of competitions addictive. She is intelligent, principled, and confident, and she is determined to do well in this competition despite her curvy figure and lack of modeling experience. She has only modeled part-time for online stores. She is bent on making a statement about healthy-sized models being the ideal role models for young girls. She is still pursuing her degree in Mass Communication.

Monica Benjaratjarunun


Age: 19
Height: 170cm
Weight: 48kg
Nationality: Thai/Spanish
Ethnicity: Half German, Half Thai

Monica is candid and competitive. She considers every female her competition and potential rival. Expect retaliation from her if she detects condescension from anyone. She admits to loving attention and fame, and sees Asia’s Next Top Model as the perfect combination of TV stardom and modeling career advancement for her. She has had modeling jobs since she was a child, but has yet to make it big in the industry. She really wants an opportunity like this to radically change her life.

Monica Benjaratjarunun
Age: 19
Height: 170cm
Weight: 48kg
Nationality: Thai/Spanish
Ethnicity: Half German, Half Thai
Monica is candid and competitive. She considers every female her competition and potential rival. Expect retaliation from her if she detects condescension from anyone. She admits to loving attention and fame, and sees Asia’s Next Top Model as the perfect combination of TV stardom and modeling career advancement for her. She has had modeling jobs since she was a child, but has yet to make it big in the industry. She really wants an opportunity like this to radically change her life.

Kyla Tan Rong Ying


Age: 23
Height: 171cm
Weight: 50kg
Nationality: Singaporean
Ethnicity: Chinese

A typical born-and-bred Singaporean, Kyla has kept to the conventional path of meritocracy and has a few accomplishments to show for at her young age. She is the winner of Miss Singapore International 2010, she has a degree in Chemistry and the entrepreneurial ambition of owning her own fashion label. She has not had much experience as a fashion model yet, but her passion for the fashion industry extends to design and business as well. She is a planner who thinks a few steps ahead, and her versatility and ability to accommodate will see her turn situations around.

Kyla Tan Rong Ying
Age: 23
Height: 171cm
Weight: 50kg
Nationality: Singaporean
Ethnicity: Chinese
A typical born-and-bred Singaporean, Kyla has kept to the conventional path of meritocracy and has a few accomplishments to show for at her young age. She is the winner of Miss Singapore International 2010, she has a degree in Chemistry and the entrepreneurial ambition of owning her own fashion label. She has not had much experience as a fashion model yet, but her passion for the fashion industry extends to design and business as well. She is a planner who thinks a few steps ahead, and her versatility and ability to accommodate will see her turn situations around.

Rachel Erasmus


Age: 22
Height: 169cm
Weight: 52kg
Nationality: Indian/Singapore PR
Ethnicity: Indian

Born in India but lived all over the world, Rachel embodies the cosmopolitan spirit. She speaks well and carries herself with great poise. She is aware that she may not fit the ideal image that one has come to expect of a model, but she has not let all that stop her from taking part in pageants and competitions like New Paper New Face, in which she was crowned Miss Personality. When she was younger, she felt she needed to conform in order to fit in, and straightened her hair to look like everyone else. But she has now learnt to embrace her best asset – her voluminous curly hair – which is her crowning glory.

Rachel Erasmus
Age: 22
Height: 169cm
Weight: 52kg
Nationality: Indian/Singapore PR
Ethnicity: Indian
Born in India but lived all over the world, Rachel embodies the cosmopolitan spirit. She speaks well and carries herself with great poise. She is aware that she may not fit the ideal image that one has come to expect of a model, but she has not let all that stop her from taking part in pageants and competitions like New Paper New Face, in which she was crowned Miss Personality. When she was younger, she felt she needed to conform in order to fit in, and straightened her hair to look like everyone else. But she has now learnt to embrace her best asset – her voluminous curly hair – which is her crowning glory.

Sofia Wakabayashi


Age: 24
Height: 183cm
Weight: 57kg
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Half Swedish, Half Japanese

Sofia has been exceptionally tall since she was 12, and has not been comfortable with her height until modeling provided her with the means to gain financial independence. She paid her own way through college with part-time modeling jobs. It has taken her a while to find herself and what she wants to do because she has constantly battled between taking the conventional path to success (studies/career) and following her heart (modeling). But this overachiever has met with some career disappointments and is finally ready to give her passion a real chance.

Sofia Wakabayashi
Age: 24
Height: 183cm
Weight: 57kg
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Half Swedish, Half Japanese
Sofia has been exceptionally tall since she was 12, and has not been comfortable with her height until modeling provided her with the means to gain financial independence. She paid her own way through college with part-time modeling jobs. It has taken her a while to find herself and what she wants to do because she has constantly battled between taking the conventional path to success (studies/career) and following her heart (modeling). But this overachiever has met with some career disappointments and is finally ready to give her passion a real chance.

Stephanie Retuya

ge: 23
Height: 176cm
Weight: 54kg
Nationality: Filipino
Ethnicity: Filipino

Stephanie is a part-time model and a full-time mother to a baby girl. She only started modeling about a year ago, and discovered that modeling is not work to her because she feels completely in her element. Her budding modeling career was soon interrupted because she got pregnant, and she now feels that surge of desire to continue pursuing what she believes is meant for her. For someone who is very passive and shy, she is busting a big move to fulfill her dream by taking part in this reality TV competition. She has never travelled outside of her country, and grew up thinking she was freakishly tall and did not talk much to people.

Stephanie Retuya
ge: 23
Height: 176cm
Weight: 54kg
Nationality: Filipino
Ethnicity: Filipino
Stephanie is a part-time model and a full-time mother to a baby girl. She only started modeling about a year ago, and discovered that modeling is not work to her because she feels completely in her element. Her budding modeling career was soon interrupted because she got pregnant, and she now feels that surge of desire to continue pursuing what she believes is meant for her. For someone who is very passive and shy, she is busting a big move to fulfill her dream by taking part in this reality TV competition. She has never travelled outside of her country, and grew up thinking she was freakishly tall and did not talk much to people.

ThuyTrang Nguyen


Age: 23
Height: 180cm
Weight: 51kg
Nationality: Vietnamese
Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Trang joined Vietnam’s Next Top Model in 2011 and ranked Top 4. It takes a lot of courage to be giving this competition another shot, but she is very determined to improve her ranking. This same determination has seen her leave her hometown to study accounting in Ho Chi Minh City. She models part-time to see herself through school and to relieve her parents of the financial burden. She has been getting professional modeling jobs since her stint on VNTM. This confident, feisty go-getter is enjoying her urbanite lifestyle and independence in the city, and travelling whenever she gets the chance.

ThuyTrang Nguyen
Age: 23
Height: 180cm
Weight: 51kg
Nationality: Vietnamese
Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Trang joined Vietnam’s Next Top Model in 2011 and ranked Top 4. It takes a lot of courage to be giving this competition another shot, but she is very determined to improve her ranking. This same determination has seen her leave her hometown to study accounting in Ho Chi Minh City. She models part-time to see herself through school and to relieve her parents of the financial burden. She has been getting professional modeling jobs since her stint on VNTM. This confident, feisty go-getter is enjoying her urbanite lifestyle and independence in the city, and travelling whenever she gets the chance.

Bei Si Liu
	
Age: 24
Height: 176cm
Weight: 58.5kg
Nationality: Chinese
Ethnicity: Chinese

Bei Si has recently completed her degree in Business Management and is new to the modeling world. She is the only child in her family and she credits her parents for helping to nurture her confidence and independence. She is intelligent and a fast-learner who has conscientiously worked on improving herself. Modeling has been a secret dream she has been wishing to fulfill. She used to be socially awkward because she felt uncomfortable about her height. She has transformed beautifully over the recent years and she is now ready to step out and take on the fashion world!

Bei Si Liu
Age: 24
Height: 176cm
Weight: 58.5kg
Nationality: Chinese
Ethnicity: Chinese
Bei Si has recently completed her degree in Business Management and is new to the modeling world. She is the only child in her family and she credits her parents for helping to nurture her confidence and independence. She is intelligent and a fast-learner who has conscientiously worked on improving herself. Modeling has been a secret dream she has been wishing to fulfill. She used to be socially awkward because she felt uncomfortable about her height. She has transformed beautifully over the recent years and she is now ready to step out and take on the fashion world!

Helena Chan


Age: 22
Height: 177cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Swedish/Hong Kong Resident
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Swedish

Helena is a kindergarten teacher who loves food, the theatre, dance, animals, the outdoors, and everything to do with the ocean. She has been a freelance model for a year, but has not yet been booked for any high-profile jobs. She is determined to make it big in the international modeling scene, which is what she hopes being a contestant on Asia’s Next Top Model will do for her. She is competitive, intelligent, very organised, and a natural-born leader with an arresting personality.

Helena Chan
Age: 22
Height: 177cm
Weight: 53kg
Nationality: Swedish/Hong Kong Resident
Ethnicity: Half Chinese, Half Swedish
Helena is a kindergarten teacher who loves food, the theatre, dance, animals, the outdoors, and everything to do with the ocean. She has been a freelance model for a year, but has not yet been booked for any high-profile jobs. She is determined to make it big in the international modeling scene, which is what she hopes being a contestant on Asia’s Next Top Model will do for her. She is competitive, intelligent, very organised, and a natural-born leader with an arresting personality.

Star World is the First and Exclusive Regional Broadcast Partner of Asia’s Next Top Model, ensuring our viewers will get first access to the latest episodes of this exciting brand new reality spin-off of the incredibly popular America’s Next Top Model! Join the girls on their journey to realize their dreams as professional international models!

Asia’s Next Top Model airs every Sunday beginning November 25 at 8:55PM only on Star World!
Primetime repeats are: Tuesdays at 7PM, Thursdays at 9:55PM and Saturdays at 9:55PM.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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Star World brings you Asia’s Exclusive Premiere of Asia’s Next Top Model! The Top Model franchise is set to take Asia by storm!

AsNTM Contestants

AsNTM Contestants


Philippines, November 25 – Star World Philippines premiered Asia’s Next Top Model, the first Pan-Asian fashion reality series adaptation of the original hit TV series America’s Next Top Model.

14 contestants, hailing from various countries across Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Japan and Nepal, will compete to represent Asia by becoming the first contestant to win Asia’s Next Top Model! For many of the girls, the stakes are high and competition is fierce, considering some of the contestants have never modeled before. Our very own Stephanie Retuya, part-time model and full-time mother to a baby girl will also compete for this prestigious title.

AsNTM Judges

The show is hosted by the stunning and gorgeous Indonesian beauty, Nadya Hutagalung. Nadya will provide guidance to the aspiring top models with her knowledge of the industry; from fashion to catwalk and most importantly, harness their confidence for the modeling world. She will be joined by a team of professional fashion experts from the region including fashion photographer Todd Anthony Tyler, Singapore’s most famous flamboyant fashion director Daniel Boey and TV personality and model mentor Joey Mead-King.

The team will guide the contestants through their modeling journey in the aim of finding a future model that truly represents Asia. The ultimate winner will get a chance to become the face of Canon IXUS 2013’s campaign, a modeling contract with Storm Model Management in UK & Europe, a cover feature with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, a Subaru XV and more. The inaugural winner of Asia’s Next Top Model will be selected by the host and a panel of judges, including individual guest judges who will make special appearances in various episodes, as the most outstanding woman, who is feisty and fashionable enough, to strut her way to the high-stakes world of international modeling.

Ms. Tyra Banks herself was visibly excited when talking about the new show, exclaiming “our Asian girls are ready to kick some American tail!”. Despite being one of the many international spin-offs of the Top Model franchise, this is the first version with a pan-regional scope – featuring nothing less than the best potential top models Asia has to offer.

Star World is the First and Exclusive Regional Broadcast Partner of Asia’s Next Top Model, ensuring our viewers will get first access to the latest episodes of this exciting brand new reality spin-off of the incredibly popular America’s Next Top Model! Join the girls on their journey to realize their dreams as professional international models!

Asia’s Next Top Model airs every Sunday beginning November 25 at 8:55PM only on Star World!
Primetime repeats are: Tuesdays at 7PM, Thursdays at 9:55PM and Saturdays at 9:55PM.

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL : JUDGES PROFILE

A competition wouldn’t be complete without these mentor-tormentor judges.
Meet the judges for the very first Asia’s Next Top Model:

DANIEL BOEY

DANIEL BOEY


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From a young boy whose wardrobe was filled with only T-shirts and shorts, Daniel Boey, a fashion / creative director whose name is now synonymous with inspired, cutting-edge and ground-breaking ideas, drew his fashion inspiration from his dad who is a spiffy sartorial dresser.

Feeding his immense interest in fashion and later on his love for the stage, Daniel began to flip through fashion magazines and has been attending fashion shows ever since his youth. Having graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 with a BA in Geography and English literature, Daniel Boey is now one of the most sought-after fashion and lifestyle event producers in Asia.

Hailed as one of the “Singaporeans who mattered most in 2009” by CNNGo.com – a travel and lifestyle website by CNN – Daniel’s extensive portfolio includes some of the most highly publicised fashion events in the region, inclusive of work done in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Manchester, New York, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City and KL for high-profile clients such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Tiffany, Valentino, Armani, G-Star, M.A.C, Paloma Picasso, Herve Leger and Vera Wang, Alexis Mabille, Maxime Simoens and Anne Valerie Hash.

As one of the region’s most respected fashion icons, Daniel was roped in by the DesignSingapore council as a fashion consultant for its shows in London, Beijing, Shanghai and Milan. He has been a show director in other world-renowned events too such as the Singapore Jewel Fest, the Edinburgh Fashion Festival, Experience UK in Dubai, Manchester Fashion Week, Commonwealth Fashion and “Manchester in Malaysia”. Besides being the creative director of the Singapore Fashion Festival in 2004 and 2008, he was also appointed as the creative director of the first Asia Men’s Fashion Week in 2011.

As a stylist, Daniel has worked with regional and international celebrities, namely, David Archuleta, Bar Refaeli, Adam Lambert, Jodie Kidd, Denise Keller, Allen Wu and Nadya Hutagalung, and was invited as a guest stylist for an episode of “Germany’s Next Top Model”. Daniel has hosted “987fashion” and “fashion police” on Singapore radio, and has presented fashion and lifestyle segments on various TV channels.

In recognition of his contribution and impact in the fast-paced fashion industry, Daniel received the Elle magazine (Singapore) fashion icon of the year award in 2007, as well as numerous endorsements from various fashion and lifestyle houses, including G-star, New Balance, Motorola and Grey Goose. Daniel looks forward to infusing his touch of fashion and style into Asia’s Next Top Model 2012.

JOEY MEAD KING

JOEY MEAD KING


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Wanderlust, humanitarian, educator, lover of all things furry and sparkling, and on occasion – Wonder Woman.

This is Joey Mead. But you already knew that. For the uninitiated, allow me to expound on a magnificent career that spans two decades, and is still blossoming.

The camera’s love affair with Joey began when she graced our living rooms as the First Filipina “International” VJ for Channel [V] (1997-2001). Her absolute charm, razor-sharp wit, irreverent humour and drop-dead exotic features brought a unique style of hosting that Asia was not ready for– but fully embraced. Other notable hosting gigs included X-Music Los Angeles (2003), the inaugural host of AXN’s long-time running EBuzz (2005), Starhub World Cup host (Singapore 2006) and “the Face” of HBO (2010).

As a VJ (back when being a ‘VJ’ mattered) Joey interviewed every “one hit wonder” that passed through Asia. Highlights include NSYNC, 98 Degrees, Human Nature, Color Me Bad, BoyZone and many others.

As Joey built her musical resume, she was just as knowledgeable and equally passionate about the Hollywood scene. Her interviews with Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes & directors Francis Lawrence & Christopher Nolan are all Internet “must-views.”

Needless to say, Ms. Joey Mead is THE “go to” host when it comes to live event hosting. No one commands a crowd, sets the tone, saves production companies, and makes clients VERY happy like Joey. Every major fashion event in Manila will have Ms. Mead at the helm.

Having worked in L.A. & NYC under the prestigious Ford Agency, Joey now gives back to the craft she loves so much by teaching up-and-coming models runway etiquette and hosting.

Our four-legged furry friends also benefit from Ms. Mead’s kind heart. A staunch supporter of animal rights, Joey is a vocal member of P.A.W.S. Also, her love for the youth is evident in her tireless participation with The Chosen Children’s Village.

Music, television, fashion, education, “Hollywood goss”—- there is no genre Joey Mead can’t conquer. In fact, please refrain from ever using that four-letter word around her— “can’t.” Or face the wrath of Wonder Woman.

NADYA HUTAGALUNG

NADYA HUTAGALUNG


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Supermodel, actress, entertainer, entrepreneur, eco-warrior.

Born in Sydney to an Australian mother and an Indonesian father, Nadya’s career took off at the early age of 12, when she headed to Tokyo to pursue a modelling career. Her distinctive looks and vibrant personality brought plenty of work with top international publications all over the world. Her ease and confidence in front of the cameras later solidified her incredible success as MTV’s Asia pioneer VJ entertaining over 70 million households across Asia.

As one of Asia’s most recognized faces, Nadya has devoted her time and voice to the environment. She made headlines by building Singapore’s first ever eco-home from scratch, a project that took 3 years (and is still ongoing, she adds). This resulted in Nadya’s favourite project by far, Green Kampong, which became an online resource for anyone looking for information and news on sustainable living. Nadya’s green advocacy work has garnered the attention of many, among them CNN, who dubbed her one of “Singapore’s Top 20 most Influential People” in 2009.

Nadya was voted one of Asia’s Leading Trendmakers by Asiaweek magazine, alongside the Dalai Lama, Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun Fat, for her special ability to inspire and fascinate. Nadya’s natural mixture of confidence, humour and the sheer ability to entertain made her the Winner of the Best Light Entertainment Presenter Award at the Asian Television Awards in 1997. In this same year, she was also voted Showtime Personality of the Year by Singapore’s The New Paper, and Singapore’s Most Gorgeous Woman by Female magazine readers. Nadya was also named as one of the top ten “Shining Stars” on Indonesian Television by Indonesian paper Bintang.

She is excited to join the Asia’s Next Top Model team for the chance to make a difference in the lives of aspiring young models around Asia.

TODD ANTHONY TYLER

TODD ANTHONY TYLER

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As one of today’s leading fashion photographers both in Asia and worldwide, Todd Anthony Tyler frequently travels to some of the most secluded and exotic destinations, turning fantasy into reality as seen on the pages of Vogue China, Elle China, Harper’s Bazaar China, L’Officiel China, and GQ. Celebrated for shooting vivid images with raw energy and uncompromising character, Tyler has created captivating advertising campaigns for Uma Wang, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, L’Oreal Paris, Adidas and Ports 1961.

Breaking into the fashion industry as a model, Tyler was once highly sought-after by the blue chip brands of menswear. After modelling full time from Japan to Milan, Tyler began to pursue his lifelong love affair with photography, this time from a different angle. With 20+ years of combined experience on both sides of the camera, the Canadian-born photographer uses the lens to push the boundaries of style and creative exploration.

For over a decade, Tyler has operated a successful studio in Shanghai, China, becoming the photographer and art director of choice for his knack to transform models into icons. Tyler has captured the rising stars of Asia’s freshest faces including Liu Wen, Fei Fei Sun and Kiki Kang. His unique point of view on producing artistic imagery is expressed candidly each month in a column he writes for Asian Photography, India and Asia’s premier professional photography magazine.

When Tyler is not snapping away, he strives to maintain a healthy work-life balance by doing yoga, weight training and running daily. He is co-owner of a yoga inspired lifestyle-clothing company called Aumnie Athletics.

Car\tch them on Starworld every sunday 8:45PM

XOXO,
Fashion Ate The Lawyer

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