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Asia’s Next Top Model 3 Contestants Profile

AsNTM3 Phillipines- Marlena Monika Sta Maria

AsNTM3 Phillipines- Marlena Monika Sta Maria

  • Full Name: Marlena Monika Sta Maria
  • Nickname: Monika / Mon
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 177cm
  • Country: Philippines
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favourite Feature: Freckles
  • Worst Feature: Kinky baby hair on my hairline
  • Favourite Model: Candice Swanepoel
  • Favourite Designer: Michael Cinco
  • Phobias: Flying cockroach

his stunning model is also a huge health nut. Monika played competitive volleyball before deciding to pursue modelling full-time after falling in love with the fashion industry. With her unflappable personality and amazing good looks, it’s not hard to see why she’s gained a strong following in her native Philippines.

Monika wants people to know that modelling isn’t just about being a pretty face – there’s a lot of skill and hours of hard work at the gym involved in making sure you’re runway-ready. Having tried out for Cycle 2, she decided to return and come back even more determined to be selected. Incredibly competitive, Monika will do everything in her power to clinch the top prize and become Asia’s Next Top Model.

AsNTM3 Malaysia- Melissa Tan Li Hsia

AsNTM3 Malaysia- Melissa Tan Li Hsia

  • Full Name: Melissa Tan Li Hsia
  • Nickname: Mel
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 173cm
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Occupation: Financial Industry / Part‐time Model
  • Favourite Feature: Arms
  • Worst Feature: None
  • Favourite Model: Coco Rocha
  • Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen
  • Phobias: Heights / certain types of insects

Melissa got bitten by the modelling bug in her teens when she took part in a competition in her native Malaysia. Despite focusing on her studies, she wasn’t able to shake her love of being in front of the camera. She dabbled in modelling part-time while completing a degree and working as a successful financial consultant.

She’s never allowed herself to take on modelling full-time, but this year Melissa decided to take the plunge and sign up for Cycle 3 of AsNTM while on a business trip. Fellow competitors will have to watch out for her intelligence, charm and adaptability, which will surely impress the judges.

AsNTM3 Hong Kong - Lorretta Chow

AsNTM3 Hong Kong – Lorretta Chow

  • Full Name: Lorretta Chow
  • Nickname: Lori
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 179cm
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Occupation: Actress / Singer / Part‐time model
  • Favourite Feature: Smile
  • Worst Feature: Armpits
  • Favourite Model: Candice Swanepoel
  • Favourite Designer: Christian Louboutin / Alexander McQueen
  • Phobias: Insects that sting / bite

Lorretta loves to take centre stage, whether it’s showing off her acting chops on screen, belting out songs for her album, or working her magic in front of a camera – there’s no doubt that she was made for the limelight.

Towering at almost 180cm with her chiseled features and glowing skin, she’s got all the right stuff to be on the cover of international fashion magazines. Lorretta definitely knows how to work the crowd but can she earn the coveted role of Asia’s Next Top Model?

AsNTM3 Thailand- Kiana Anora Guyon

AsNTM3 Thailand- Kiana Anora Guyon

  • Full Name: Kiana Anora Guyon
  • Nickname: Kay
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 170cm
  • Country: Thailand
  • Occupation: Student
  • Favourite Feature: Smile
  • Worst Feature: Thighs
  • Favourite Model: Candice Swanepoel
  • Favourite Designer: Elie Saab
  • Phobias: Spiders

Of Thai and French descent, Kiana has grown up as daddy’s perfect little girl. The full-time student loves the glitz and glamour of model life, but there’s more to this beauty – she’s also a trained Muay Thai fighter. She’s a tough cookie who won’t back down from a challenge, whether it’s having it out in the ring or strutting her stuff in 6-inch stilettos.

If there’s one thing Muay Thai has taught her it’s hard work and dedication. She’s not afraid to get down and dirty to get the perfect shot. Will daddy’s princess be able to stand on her own two feet and prove to the world she’s got what it takes to become Asia’s Next Top Model?

AsNTM3 Hong Kong- Kirsteen Ching Wing MacGregor Barlow

AsNTM3 Hong Kong- Kirsteen Ching Wing MacGregor Barlow

  • Full Name: Kirsteen Ching Wing MacGregor Barlow
  • Nickname: KB
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 171cm
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favourite Feature: Upper abdominals
  • Worst Feature: Arms
  • Favourite Model: Kate Moss
  • Favourite Designer: Elie Saab / Givenchy
  • Phobias: Deep open water

KB’s got a rebel streak and is our model with an edge. Passionate about modelling, she has been hard at work carving out a career in the fashion world over the last few years. Our resident wild child isn’t afraid of competition and will do whatever it takes to get to the top.

She’s got the sex appeal nailed and now it’s time to hone her skills and become a bonafide editorial and runway model. KB’s on a mission to prove all her naysayers wrong and her competitors will need to watch their backs.

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Ayu Gani

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Ayu Gani

  • Full Name: Ayu Gani
  • Nickname: Gani
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 173cm
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occupation: Student
  • Favourite Feature: Eyes
  • Worst Feature: Big legs
  • Favourite Model: Karlie Kloss
  • Favourite Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
  • Phobias: Alone in a dark room

Gani has always harboured a passion for fashion. This fashion student has been studying the business side of the industry for the past few years and stumbled into the spotlight as a model when a friend submitted her photos for Jakarta’s biggest modelling competition – Wadja Femina. To her surprise, she was voted the audience’s favourite and it lit a spark within her.

Since then, Gani has actively pursued modelling and aims to change the view that models have to be over 180cm to be successful. Along with exquisite features and the ability to think on her feet, she is a force to be reckoned with in this competition.

AsNTM3 Phillipines- Franchesca Denise Lagua

AsNTM3 Phillipines- Franchesca Denise Lagua

  • Full Name: Franchesca Denise Lagua
  • Nickname: Chesca
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 172cm
  • Country: Philippines
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favourite Feature: Teeth / legs
  • Worst Feature: Nose
  • Favourite Model: Kendall Jenner
  • Favourite Designer: Vera Wang
  • Phobias: Flying cockroaches

Long hair, good looks and legs for days – Franchesca seems to have it all. She’s been modelling in her native Philippines for the past five years and is ready to take the next step in her career. Her brilliant smile will leave you breathless but behind those pearly whites lies a driven woman who is ready to step out into the world of international modelling.

She has never been far from her loved ones and is rarely away from her model boyfriend. Franchesca’s biggest challenge will be finding her footing and learning to be truly independent. Fellow competitors should watch out for this girl who’s got all the right assets to win Top Model!

AsNTM3 Vietnam- Duong Celine Thuy‐vi

AsNTM3 Vietnam- Duong Celine Thuy‐vi

  • Full Name: Duong Celine Thuy‐vi
  • Nickname: None
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 174cm
  • Country: Vietnam / France
  • Occupation: Student / Part‐time model
  • Favourite Feature: Eyes / arms
  • Worst Feature: Ears
  • Favourite Model: Gia / Naomi Campbell / Liu Wen / Cara Delevingne
  • Favourite Designer: Isey Miyake
  • Phobias: Spiders

Celine has grown up in the birthplace of couture – living and breathing high fashion in Paris, France. She describes herself as chic and elegant and is focused on creating her own style instead of following fads and trends. Bullied for her Asian looks as a child growing up in Europe, she has learnt to embrace them and knows how to stand out from the crowd.

Her knowledge of fashion gives her an edge over the other girls, and with a face made for the pages of Vogue, she could very well become the judges’ leading lady.

AsNTM3 Japan- Barbara Akemi Katsuki

AsNTM3 Japan- Barbara Akemi Katsuki

  • Full Name: Barbara Akemi Katsuki
  • Nickname: Akemi
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 173cm
  • Country: Japan / Brazil
  • Occupation: Model / student
  • Favourite Feature: My smile
  • Worst Feature: My feet
  • Favourite Model: Kiko Mizuhara (Japan) / Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil)
  • Favourite Designer: Ralph Lauren
  • Phobias: Snakes

Born in Brazil to a Brazilian mother and Japanese father, Barbara moved to Japan at five. She is no stranger to the world of modelling, having spent more than a decade parading her natural good looks along catwalks and in photoshoots.

Recently, she moved to Taiwan to pursue modelling opportunities and has enjoyed great success in the region. Her sunny disposition and professionalism will win the hearts of the judges. And her amazing skills and wealth of experience will intimidate her competitors.

AsNTM3 Philippines- Amanda Bianca Chan

AsNTM3 Philippines- Amanda Bianca Chan

  • Full Name: Amanda Bianca Chan
  • Nickname: None
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 176cm
  • Country: Philippines
  • Occupation: Student
  • Favourite Feature: Legs
  • Worst Feature: Feet
  • Favourite Model: Cara Delevingne
  • Favourite Designer: Steve Madden
  • Phobias: Heights

This season’s youngest contestant, Amanda has grown up following the Top Model franchise. A self-confessed klutz, she has long dreamed of gracefully walking down runways like her favourite celebrity models. Amanda first tried her hand at modelling a year ago when she caught the eye of model scouts.

Her inexperience means Amanda is a sponge just waiting to soak up all the knowledge she will gain through quiet observation of her fellow competitors. The other girls will have to keep an eye on Amanda and her innate ability to learn and adapt as she transforms throughout the competition.

AsNTM 3 Singapore- Aimee Rose Cheng‐Bradshaw

AsNTM 3 Singapore- Aimee Rose Cheng‐Bradshaw

  • Full Name: Aimee Rose Cheng‐Bradshaw
  • Nickname: ACB
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 175cm
  • Country: Singapore
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favourite Feature: Hair texture
  • Worst Feature: Sideburns
  • Favourite Model: Miranda Kerr
  • Favourite Designer: Marciano
  • Phobias: Cicada

Aimee was introduced to the world of modelling at just 13 and fell in love with being in front of the camera. After taking a break to complete her studies, it was not long before she decided to take a gap year to throw herself into modelling full-time. She moved overseas to live alone and pursue her modelling career. Incredibly goal-oriented and driven, it’s her mission to hone her modelling skills to perfection.

Having grown up with three sisters, Aimee is no stranger to a house full of girls. And her Model competitors will have to watch out, because behind that sweet saccharine smile is a girl who won’t give up until she’s achieved her dream of becoming a top model.

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Tahlia Raji

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Tahlia Raji

  • Full Name: Tahlia Raji
  • Nickname: Tahlia
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 173cm
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favourite Feature: Eyes and lips
  • Worst Feature: Teeth
  • Favourite Model: Miranda Kerr
  • Favourite Designer: Karl Lagerfeld
  • Phobias: Being alone at night when it’s raining.

Whether it’s acting or modelling, Tahlia has always been at home in front of the camera. Growing up in a creative family, she has learnt to embrace her artistic inclinations even if that means she comes across as a bit odd. Tahlia is a free spirit and loves the freedom of expression that modelling gives her.

She enjoys taking on different characters and personas while modelling and is a artistic chameleon. The other girls will have to watch out as Thalia’s unique perspective on modelling as an art form combined with her unique features makes her a stunning stand out.

AsNTM3 Malaysia-  Shareeta Selvaraj

AsNTM3 Malaysia- Shareeta Selvaraj

  • Full Name: Shareeta Selvaraj
  • Nickname: Sharee
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 168cm
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Occupation: Freelance Model / Content Manager
  • Favourite Feature: Eyebrows
  • Worst Feature: Scary fingers
  • Favourite Model: Joan Smalls
  • Favourite Designer: None
  • Phobias: Fingernails on a chalkboard / things with holes

Shareeta is a stunning beauty queen who has competed in several pageants. Unknown to many, she also holds a Law degree. Having got her studies out of the way, she is now pursuing modelling full-time and mustered up the courage to sign up for Cycle 3 of Asia’s Next Top Model.

Growing up between Malaysia and in New Zealand, Shareeta is ready to dive head first into her modelling career. She’s approaching the competition with a tactical mind and fellow competitors will need to be wary of this smart and sassy woman.

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Rani Ramadhany

AsNTM3 Indonesia- Rani Ramadhany

  • Full Name: Rani Ramadhany
  • Nickname: Rani
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 173cm
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occupation: Student / drummer / model
  • Favourite Feature: Eyes
  • Worst Feature: Shoulders
  • Favourite Model: Cara Delevingne / Adriana Lima
  • Favourite Designer: Nina Nikicio
  • Phobias: White bright light

Don’t let her cherubic looks fool you – Rani’s a spunky rocker chick who’d rather don ripped jeans and a pair of sneakers than a pretty dress. She loves arts and entertainment , and is an accomplished drummer with a strong web following. Being in the spotlight so often, it was only natural that she made her foray into the world of modelling.

Rani is incredibly passionate about everything she pursues and modelling is no exception. She’s ready to shed her tomboy exterior and pull out her inner international model. Fellow competitors will feel intimidated by this incredibly talented girl.

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 Judges

Asia's Next Top Model Season 2

Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2

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

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

Adam Williams, guest star on Asia’s Next Top Model season1, is now full time movement coach

Adam Williams, guest star on Asia’s Next Top Model season1, is now full time movement coach

Supermodel Joey Mead King is Asia's Next Top Model mentor

Supermodel Joey Mead King is Asia’s Next Top Model mentor

meet celeb photographer Mike Rosenthal, our new resident photographer on season 2

meet celeb photographer Mike Rosenthal, our new resident photographer on season 2

Know more about the contestants here:

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2: Models Profile

model-bona

model-bona

BONA

• Age: 27
• Height: 179cm
• Country: Indonesia
• Occupation: Housewife
• Favourite Feature: Face bone structure
• Worst Feature: Hips
• Favourite Model: Gisele Bundchen
• Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen
• Phobias: Cockroaches and heights
• If modeling doesn’t work out: Modelling School

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model-elektra

ELEKTRA

• Age: 21
• Height: 175cm
• Country: Hong Kong
• Occupation: Part Time English Teacher
• Favourite Feature: Eyes
• Worst Feature: Feet
• Favourite Model: Candice Swanepoel
• Favourite Designer: Valentino Garavani
• Phobias: None
• If modeling doesn’t work out: Continue master degree in linguistics

model-janice

model-janice

JANICE

• Age: 21
• Height: 174cm
• Country: Indonesia
• Occupation: Unemployed
• Favourite Feature: Lips
• Worst Feature: Scar On Wrist
• Favourite Model: Kimora Lee Simmons
• Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen
• Phobias: Insects & Heights
• If modeling doesn’t work out : Mass Communication

model-jessie

model-jessie

JESSIE

• Age: 22
• Height: 170cm
• Country: China
• Occupation: Model
• Favourite Feature: Eyes
• Worst Feature: Arms
• Favourite Model: Kate Moss
• Favourite Designe: rAlexander Wang
• Phobias: Heights & Birds
• If modeling doesn’t work out: artist

model-jihye

model-jihye

JIHYE

• Age: 20
• Height: 181cm
• Country: Korea
• Occupation: Student
• Favourite Feature: Waist/Leg
• Worst Feature: Thighs
• Favourite Model: Hye Park
• Favourite Designer: Stella McCartney
• Phobias: Insects
• If modeling doesn’t work out: athletic trainer

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model-jodilly

JODILLY

• Age: 20
• Height: 178cm
• Country: Philippines
• Occupation: Model
• Favourite Feature: Jaw Line
• Worst Feature: Hands
• Favourite Model: Tyra Banks
• Favourite Designer:Roland Alzate, Rajo laurel and Michael Cinco
• Phobias: Heights & Spiders
• If modeling doesn’t work out: computer programmer

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model-josephine

JOSEPHINE

• Age: 23
• Height: 173cm
• Country: Malaysia
• Occupation: Graduate Student
• Favourite Feature: Jaw Line
• Worst Feature: Small Mouth
• Favourite Model: Liu Wen
• Favourite Designer: Keith Kee
• Phobias: Reptiles
• If modeling doesn’t work out: broadcaster

model-katarina

model-katarina

KATARINA

• Age: 21
• Height: 167cm
• Country: Philippines
• Occupation: Student/Athlete
• Favourite Feature: Eyebrows
• Worst Feature: Height
• Favourite Model: Kara Delavire
• Favourite Designer: Calvin Klein
• Phobias: Rats
• If modeling doesn’t work out: hotel management

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model-marie

MARIE

• Age: 24
• Height: 170cm
• Country: Japan
• Occupation: Receptionist
• Favourite Feature: Eyes
• Worst Feature: Lips
• Favourite Model Taylor Wiley
• Favourite Designer: Kate Spade
• Phobias: The Ocean / Water
• If modeling doesn’t work out: cont. As receptionist

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model-natalie

NATALIE

• Age: 25
• Height: 170cm
• Country: Taiwan
• Occupation: textile print designer
• Favourite Feature: Jaw Line
• Worst Feature: Thighs
• Favourite Model: Miranda Kerr
• Favourite Designer: Alexander McQueen
• Phobias: Cockroaches & Spiders
• If modeling doesn’t work out: design

model-nicole

model-nicole

NICOLE

• Age: 24
• Height: 174cm
• Country: Singapore
• Occupation: Photographer
• Favourite Feature: Cheek Bones
• Worst Feature: Legs
• Favourite Model: Karlie Kloss
• Favourite Designer: Fausto Puglisi
• Phobias: Being Alone
• If modeling doesn’t work out: Photographer

model-poojaa

model-poojaa

POOJAA

• Age: 22
• Height: 170cm
• Country: Singapore
• Occupation: Just Graduated
• Favourite Feature: Legs
• Worst Feature: Back
• Favourite Model: Selita E Banks
• Favourite Designer: Vivian Westwood
• Phobias: Cockroaches
• If modeling doesn’t work out: hosting

model-sheena

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SHEENA

• Age: 22
• Height: 174cm
• Country: Malaysia
• Occupation: Model
• Favourite Feature: Legs
• Worst Feature: Elbows
• Favourite Model: Daul Kim
• Favourite Designer: Don’t know
• Phobias: Cockroaches
• If modeling doesn’t work out: modelling is only option

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SNEHA

• Age: 23
• Height: 175cm
• Country: India
• Occupation: Student/Model
• Favourite Feature: Eyes
• Worst Feature: Doesn’t Have One
• Favourite Model: Gisele Bundchen
• Favourite Designer: Sabya Sachi
• Phobias: Chicken Pox
• If modeling doesn’t work out: Singer

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model-thao

THAO

• Age: 26
• Height: 173cm
• Country: Vietnam
• Occupation: Student
• Favourite Feature: Everything
• Worst Feature: Hair
• Favourite Model: Miranda Kerr
• Favourite Designer: Elen Dero
• Phobias: Ghosts
• If modeling doesn’t work out: Study

model-tia

model-tia

TIA

• Age: 17
• Height: 169cm
• Country: Thailand
• Occupation: Student/Model
• Favourite Feature: Straight Teeth
• Worst Feature: Scar On Leg
• Favourite Model: Kate Upton
• Favourite Designer: Herve Ledger
• Phobias: Being Locked In A Room
• If modeling doesn’t work out: MassMedia

Catch them on the new season of Asia’s Next Top Model starting January 2014 only at StarWorld. for more info log in to: http://asntm2.starworldasia.tv/

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