Category Archives: Models

ICYMI: Kelsey Merritt’s New York Post Feature!

The very first Filipino to become one of Victoria’s Secret models shared her journey towards landing her biggest modeling job to date – a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

“Victoria’s Secret is such a big deal in the Philippines,” she said. “So I feel like this was something I could give back to [Filipinos].”

Read more by clicking the image below!

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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 8 Recap!

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!

Quick Reaction:

Who would’ve thought that after her almost faultless run in the competition, Beauty will be out of the competition just like that? Like seriously?! I’m shooketh!!!

What’s even more shocking is that, it was a double elimination with Pim getting the boot too! Cmon’ let’s be serious here, Pim is a much stronger model than Dana. Period.

As expected, Mia got the first call out. Remember that Glenn Tan absolutely adore Mia during the first Subaru shoot?

Joining Mia in the final three are obviously, Dana and Adela who got second and third best photo respectively.

Let me process everything first and I’ll give you a RANTview.

Ciao!

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 7 Recap!

Tonight’s episode was pretty predictable. We’ve all seen it coming especially after Jachin’s shocking elimination last week. But what I find surprising is that Dana whom I thought should’ve gone home two episodes ago is still very much alive in the competition and even got the first call out this week! 🤔

I’m not a hater but I thought she is the weakest model amongst the Top 8 back when Han was still in the house, mind you.

Dana works her magic with the judges again!

Now this is a ‘Larger Than Life’ shot. This is perfection no matter how you look at it. Beauty is in it to win it!

This is my favorite shot of Pink to date! That face is simply arresting!

I do not think this is Adela’s best shot. She looks super short here.

Nah – this isn’t really working for Mia. Clearly, she is a top 3 material but it looks like she’s losing steam!

Bye Beautiful Vy ❤

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 6 Recap!

Everything just crashed – Jachin

Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert!

Spoiler Alert!

Homegirl Jach just got axed from the competition!!! Really, I thought it was a joke but it isn’t. They seriously just booted Jach from the competition!!! I mean, I’m not exactly a fan of Jach’s personality but I thought she was one of the strongest models in the house!!!

On to the episode…
Challenge winner is the white team which has Adela, Jach, Dana and Beauty in it. No scores were revealed.

The shoot this week was another one with a partner but this time, they will be posing with their mentors – Shikin, Monika and Tu.

First Call Out: Beauty (28.0)‎ – This is Beauty’s second best photo in the competition and it is a well-deserved one!

2nd: Dana (26.5)‎ – I am still at a loss how Dana was able to surpassed the likes of Han, Jach and Rubi. She’s so unremarkable.

3rd: Adela (25.8)‎ – This isn’t Adela’s best photo to date, IMO but this is heaps better than that monstrosity that the judges picked for her last week.

4th: Mia (25.5)‎ – I actually loved this film and she owned this picture!!! It kind of reminds me of that Little India shoot from Cycle 1, was it?

5th: Pim (22.0) – Obviously a favorite of the judges. Pim’s got a very strong chance to win this thing if only she’d listen and stop bitching.

Bottom Two: Jach and Vy‎ – Now if you’re going to tell me that Vy will advance into the competition at the expense of Jachin, I wouldn’t believe you and I’d call BS. Alas, the judges saw Jach’s weakness. Now, she’s got 20% chances to win (which means she’s never gonna win this) the whole thing given that she’d be chosen to comeback.

6th: Vy (21.5)‎ – This is a very weak picture and the worst in the whole of competition if I’m being honest.

Eliminated: Jach (19.5)‎ – She dug her own grave. Buh-bye, Sis! 🙋🇵🇭

Kelsey Merritt becomes the first Filipina to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Yasss! Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt makes history today as she was finally revealed to be walking for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this November!

Kelsey was rumored to join the past couple editions of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant but decided to pursue modeling in the US instead and it obviously paid off!

She is represented by Wilhelmina Models in London; Women Milano in Milan, Italy; Supreme Management in New York, and Nomad MGMT in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.

ICYMI: Catriona Gray to walk for Sherri Hill

In a rather unprecedented event, Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray was invited and flown by Sherri Hill’s team in the US to walk for the designer’s show in the on-going New York Fashion Week.

Catriona Gray wearing Sherri Hill in the streets of New York. Photo from Facebook/ Bb Pilipinas

This news was first posted through Sherri Hill’s Instagram stories twice that was then confirmed by the Gray herself on her own Instagram.

Catriona will be competing in Bangkok on December 16 for the 2018 edition of the Miss Universe pageant and is touted to be one of the top contenders for the crown!

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 3 Recap!

“I don’t want this competition to change me to someone I’m not” – Jesslyn.

So apparently, Jess is naturally evil. Lol. Kidding.

(Spoiler Alert!) I guess, I am just happy that she finally got the boot. Oops!

Bye Jess!

The episode this week was quick, fun and very interesting. The girls were in an Insta-race challenge where they would go to three assigned locations in Bangkok and each group will take Instagram-worthy photos with their Subaru car. Remember that Subaru will definitely have a say on who will eventually win this whole thing!!!

Thai rep Pim was paired with Vy and Jach and they did really well, it helps that Pim could easily asks the locals to help them. The group end up winning the challenge and had a fine dining dinner as their prize! Yasss! Slay that budget AsNTM! 😂

Another confrontation transpired with Jesslyn instigating it against Mia (yep, it’s Mia vs the Loud Girls Round 2) about being “human” and “friendship”. Really Jesslyn? I can see you all the way from where I was watching. It was just horrible. I am very disappointed with Jachin on how she took this situation. With Pim, she was the mastermind from last week’s Mia’s diary debacle so I’m not really surprised.

For the shoot this week, they have 2 props that may or may not overpower them – dogs and a Subaru car.

My favorite was Vy’s shoot. She was effortless and she looks absolutely divine during the shoot!

Struggling to get in the mood are Han, Beauty and Jesslyn. Sometimes, I feel that language barrier derails some of the girls.

At panel, the remaining girls looks absolutely wonderful. Can I just say, once and for all that Beauty is the most stunning model this cycle? I mean, that face is cosmetic brand-perfection!!!! She is indeed BEAUTIFUL!!!❤

Glenn Tan of Saburu is one of the judges and he adores Mia’s shot and gave her photo a perfect 10. Now, eat that Jesslyn! Hah!

Mia getting vindicated!

The ‘quiet girls’ pretty much had their vindication tonight with Mia and Vy getting the top 2 spots! Yay!!!

Dana and Jesslyn (3rd time in a row) found themselves in the bottom two and ultimately, the judges decided that Jess wasn’t cut for this competition! Yasss!!! So glad they got rid of the drama queen! Now the real competition begins!!!

Pim

Adela

Jachin

Vy

Dana failed to impressed!

Han

Rubini

Do you agree with the first call out: Mia and the eliminated contestant: Jesslyn this episode?

Photos courtesy of Asia’s Next Top Model Facebook Page.

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 1 & Episode 2 Recap

Over the weekend, I was finally able to completely watch the first two episodes of the new season of Asia’s Next Top Model and so far, I am loving the models and the first two photoshoots.

There are initially fourteen girls vying for the title and two were promptly eliminated after their selfie-runway challenge. I really find that unfair, to be honest. They weren’t even given a chance to show what they’ve got!

It’s also interesting to note that the model mentors this cycle are three of the finalists in the earlier seasons of the show – Shikin and Minh Tu from Cycle 5 and Monika from Cycle 3! I’m not particularly convinced with these three but they would do. It looks like this one is going to be a very quick cycle.

The first episode requires them to posed with 3 kind of reptiles (an Iguana, a python and a baby crocodile). Some of them easily pulled it off while others are freaking out!

Beauty nailed this shot! Look at that face!!!

Most Favorite: Beauty, Jach, Mia
Least favorite: Adela, Jesslyn

Sharnie Fenn (Japan) got the lowest score in the challenge end up going home with her mediocre photo.

The second episode was the makeover episode. Nothing drastic for the girls. There’s the usual crybabies (me rolling my eyes at Adela’s pronouncement that she’s too cute with her hair).

The catfight also started brewing when Pim discovered Mia is keeping a diary with all of the contestants name in it. I liked Pim at first but what she did here was inexcusable. She’s actually the one who started the drama with Jesslyn and Mia. What a bitch.

Episode 2 photoshoot was shot in pair and I absolutely loved the black/white swan concept! I absolutely adore Jach’s and Mia’s photo! So far, I think they are my favorite!

Jach sitting like a kween!

Most Favorite: Jach
Least favorite: Jesslyn

Eliminated: Iko (Indonesia)

I think it’s safe to say at this point that they’re simply keeping Jesslyn for the drama. I hope she goes home next. Ta!

The ‘World’ Invasion of Katarina Rodriguez!

Katarina Rodriguez first gained popularity as a contestant in the second season of Asia’s Next Top Model in 2014 where she finished third next to fellow Filipina contestants Jodilly Pendre and eventual winner Sheena Liam of Malaysia.

Fast forward to 2017, Katarina joined the Binibining Pilipinas – the premiere beauty pageant in the country and easily became one of the contenders for the top plum – the Miss Universe Philippines. She still emerged victorious but as our representative for Miss Intercontinental 2017.

At the Miss Intercontinental 2017 edition held earlier this year in Egypt, she was touted to easily pick up our first title from said pageant but the stars are not in our favor as she settled for a runner-up finish next to Veronica Salas of Mexico. There was a bit of an outrage but like the true queen she is, Katarina easily pacified her fans with a very heartfelt post about her experience in Egypt.

from Katarina’s Instagram

Earlier this week, the screening of the Miss World Philippines 2018 was held in Manila and unsurprisingly, Katarina showed up as she’s been hinting for months that she’s still open to joining other pageants this year. This feisty model is now embarking on her journey towards the Blue Crown but it won’t be an easy one as she has to beat 39 other candidates first in order to set foot in China this December for the 2018 Miss World pageant.

via Katja’s Twitter

What are Katarina’s chances in finally snagging the top title this year? I adore this girl! I loved her fighting spirit and her positive disposition kahit mukha daw siyang maldita. Hahaha! I loved how she could easily socialize with everyone and I think that’d be one of her advantages in the national pageant and if the stars will align in her favor – hopefully towards her road to bring back the blue crown to the country!

Good luck Katja! Get it!

ICYMI: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 – Judges, Mentors and the Contestants!

After our very own Maureen Wroblewitz snagged the Asia’s Next Top Model title last year, the top reality modeling competition in Asia is back with the tagline – Beyond Limits!

Cindy Bishop will still be hosting the show and serve as a judge along with the show’s creative director Yu Tsai. The surprising part is the participation of Monika Sta. Maria (from Cycle 3), Minh Tu Nguyen and Shikin Gomez (both from Cycle 5) as the models mentors this season!

Monika Sta. Maria (from Cycle 3), Minh Tu Nguyen and Shikin Gomez (both from Cycle 5) are the models’ mentors this season!

Now, let’s meet the 14 contestants who will be competing in the hopes of becoming Asia’s Next Top Model!

Adela Marshall – Philippines

Fun fact about Adela – she’s actually the runner-up to Angela Lehmann on the second cycle of the Philippines’ Next Top Model. The revival of the show didn’t take off as expected but it was definitely a great learning experience for Adela for sure!

Beauty Tinh – Myanmar

Dana Slosar – Thailand

Hody Yim – Hong Kong

Hody Yim – Hong Kong

Jach Manere – Philippines

Jesslyn Lim – Indonesia

Lena Saetiao – Thailand

Mia Sabathy – Taiwan

Pim Bubear – Thailand

Rina Nguyen – Vietnam

Rubini Sambanthan – Malaysia

Sharnie Fenn – Japan

Si Yihan – Singapore

Bangkok will be the home of the models this cycle and the show will premiere on the 22nd of August on Fox Life.