Category Archives: Models

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!

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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.

Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray for Preview.PH May 2018

Here’s my favorite and the reigning Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray gracing the digital cover of  Preview.PH’s May 2018 edition.

It has only been a month and a half since Catriona Gray was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe but the internet is already abuzz with her fighting chance at this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Perhaps a fourth crown for the country at pageantdom’s most prestigious competition is all too soon—we had just won in 2015—but we’re not about to complain. Catriona, after all, goes far deeper than the aforementioned hype that surrounds her these days. Her dedication should not come as a surprise to anyone who’s seen her work at close range way before she became a full-fledged beauty queen. (s)

See her full spread and read the full article via https://www.preview.ph/

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 10 Photoshoot – Beauty is Real

Now that the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 season is finally over and the new queens have been crowned, I now have time to update myself with some ANTM stuff. I was able to catch last week’s episode but was too occupied to do a recap of some sort.

Anyway, just to give you a quick recap from the ninth episode – as you may already know, nobody got the boot since perceived frontrunner Brendi K decided to quit. Mind you, I’ve just read that she actually got arrested last January 28, 2018 on some sort of court violations. (didn’t get much of the details about her arrest tho 😦 )

Moving forward to the 10th episode – it was a predictable episode with Erin finally ending her stint because seriously, nobody expected her to last this long if we’re all being honest. I mean, I loved her but she was mediocre all througout the season.

This episode also created a subplot for Shanice to steal the whole thing from Khrystyana. And no, this isn’t a spoile. I just think that this is Khrystyana’s title to lose from the start.

The remaining six contestants did castings in Los Angeles for Chris Mena and Maggie Barry with Kyla and – surprise! – Rio winning the challenge thus getting the opportunity to walk their runway shows. Ugh. I just want Rio gone tbh. I am tired of her.

And what do you know? Nope. Rio actually got the best photo. I guess, congratulations…

Here are the cover try photos of the girls for Paper Magazine where the winner will have a fashion spread and of course, with Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott as one of the judges – they know how important this is.

First Call Out – Rio
2. Khrystyana
3. Jeana
4. Kyla
5. Shanice
6. Erin

Photos courtesy of ANTM Facebook.

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 3 – The Makeovers!

In this episode, the remaining 14 models were each given a signature trademark that would hopefully set them apart from everyone. Again, there’s the usual drama which I honestly couldn’t stand because they all knew what the’ve signed up for.

Brendi K.

I absolutely loved this look! It made her non-boring!

Christina

Not very sure about the hair color but Christina is one of my favorites this cycle so I’m giving her a pass here.

Coura

Coura looks amazing but she’s a very weak model, IMO. Just putting it out there.

Erin

She’s always safe. She’s not showing me anything new. I think she needs to go soon.

Jeana

My favorite make-over, most definitely!

Khrystyana

Is she really better than Tocarra? Nah.

Kyla

Another favorite of mine! I adore her duck lips! She reminds me of the models of early 2000’s.

Liberty

I don’t get her. I mean, I still don’t get her. I don’t give a hoot about her FCO. I still think that she’s very pedestrian.

Liz

Guuurrr…

Rhiyan

Is this still a thing now?  Loved her look but not the hair, tbh.

Rio

Delish makeover! Wow!!!

Sandra

She really look like an actress or a beauty queen!

Shanice

I really thought Shanice should’ve left along with Ivana but I guess potential-wise, she still has a lot to give.

We all knew that Ivana won’t make it past the the top 10 based on the caliber of her competition. I mean, she looked absolutely smashing during the shoot but being pretty just won’t cut it. No shade. Just tea.

Ivana

Bye girl!

Call Out Order
FCO – Liberty
2. Jeana
3. Brendi K.
4. Rio
5. Kyla
6. Christina
7. Liz
8. Coura
9. Erin
10. Khrystyana
11. Sandra
12. Rhiyan
13. Shanice
14. Ivana

Photos courtesy of Pottle Productions, Inc. and ANTM Facebok Page

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 1 Avant-garde Photoshoot (Non-Elimination)

Mama TyTy was back hosting the show and the premiere episode of the 24th cycle of the show introduces us to diverse ladies vying for the Top Model title!

Nobody got the boot yet, so nothing interesting has happened yet aside from the contestant who’s deem to have an attitude but I mean – she telling it straight to mama, so there’s that.

Photos courtesy of ANTM Facebook Page / Pottle Productions, Inc

Matthew Eriksson for ZRD Official’s Fantasy Journey Street Wear AW 2018!

So I’ve been following Matthew since I’ve learned about him in 2015 and I’m just so proud of his every single project in between! Just a few days ago, he posted his latest campaign with ZRD Official’s atumn/winter line called Fantasy Journey and it looks absolutely stunning! I freaking adore the whole vibe of the collection!

Model:Matthew Eriksson | https://www.instagram.com/mattheweriksson/
Photographer: Bill Chen | http://www.billchenphotography.com| IG: https://www.instagram.com/billchenphoto/
Do check out ZRD Official’s instagram | @zrd_official_ for more updates about the collection.

 

 

Meet the Contestants of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24! (2018)

The new cycle of America’s Next Top Model is scheduled to premiere on VH1 next month and as you’ve probably heard, Mama TyTy is returning as its host after Rita Ora took over the 23rd cycle of the show! Yasss!!!!

photo from VH1

Without further ado, let’s meet the contestants that will be in the running to be America’s Next Top Model!

Brenda “Brendi K” Seiner
Age: 22
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Twitter: @BrendiKSeiner | Instagram: @Brendi.K.Seiner
#TeamBrendiK

Christina Anderson McDonald
Age: 34
Hometown: Jenkintown, PA
Twitter: @ChristinaAM612 | Instagram: @christinamariaam | Snapchat: @Christinamam
#TeamChristina

I had the pleasure to walk in #theREALcatwalk a guerilla lingerie fashion show in response to the Victoria Secret fashion show’s lack of body diversity 👙 It was incredibly refreshing so be around such a large and diverse group of women, whom were all bringing each other up. Most of us were pretty scared to do this walk, all for many different and complex reasons. However, what was the most moving was of how apt everyone was to help one another overcoming their anxiety; and how badass we all became when we hit that runway. We were fearless. And continued to be for the next hour of taking photos in the freezing cold. It was the most inspiring thing to see. Everyone was a goddess.👏🏿👏🏾👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻THIS IS WHAT WOMEN DO WHEN THEY ACTUALLY GET TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER!!!!!!! 💥 👉The patriarchal structure has pitted women against one another, as competition, so they would not join forces. 👈 Because when women join forces we are invincible. ✨💫✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿💫✨ (photos @abbeydrucker @bitcreate @rjartistry @aceofnyc) ALSO SHOUTOUT TO @khrystyana FOR ORGANIZING THIS WHOLE DAMN THING IN LIKE 4 DAYS. THIS INCLUDES: coordinating meeting times, show times, locations etc with at least 20 models and numerous press people along with keeping us all in line and making this show happen!! PLUS HAVING SNACKS AFTER. 😋You are a force to be reckoned with, I am so honored to call you my friend 💗@khrystyana I love you and you’re punk as fuck!!!!! 🧝🏻‍♀️💕✊💥

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Elizabeth “Liz” Woodbury
Age: 24
Hometown: New York, NY
Twitter: @liz_harlan | Instagram: @iamlizharlan
#TeamLiz

Ivana Thomas
Age: 23
Hometown: Durham, NC
Twitter: @IvanawestTweets | Instagram: @Ivanawest | Snapchat: @ivanakt
#TeamIvana

Jeana Turner
Age: 24
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Twitter: @Jeana_Turner | Instagram: @JeanaTurner
#TeamJeana

Khrystyana Kazakova
Age: 32
Hometown: New York, NY
Twitter: @iamkhrystyana | Instagram: @khrystyana
#TeamKhrystyana

Kyla Coleman
Age: 20
Hometown: Lacey, WA
Twitter: @kylasorad | Instagram: @kylasorad | Snapchat: @kylasorad
#TeamKyla

Liberty Netuschil
Age: 20
Hometown: Lava Hot Springs, ID
Twitter: @LibNetuschil | Instagram: @thelifeoflibs | Snapchat: @thelifeoflibs
#TeamLiberty

Maggie Keating
Age: 20
Hometown: Surry, ME
Twitter: @_MaggieKeating | Instagram: @maggiekeating | Snapchat: @mkeats99
#TeamMaggie

Rhiyan Carreker
Age: 20
Hometown: Orange, CA
Twitter: @RhiyanCarreker | Instagram: @othatonegirl | Snapchat: @kingrhiyan
#TeamRhiyan

Rio Summers
Age: 23
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Twitter: @OfficialRioSumm | Instagram: @officialriosummers | Snapchat: @OfficialRioSumm
#TeamRio

🖤

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Sandra Shehab
Age: 22
Hometown: Cliffside Park, NJ
Twitter: @missshehab | Instagram: @missshehab | Snapchat: @missshehab
#TeamSandra

What you been missing in your life.

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Shanice Carroll
Age: 25
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Twitter: @GirlThatShanice | Instagram: @GirlThatShanice | Snapchat: @iamshanice
#TeamShanice

The blacker the berry…

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Shantelle “Coura” Fall
Age: 24
Hometown: Eastvale, CA
Twitter: @coura_sasha | Instagram: @coura_sasha | Snapchat: @coura_sasha
#TeamCoura

My favorites: Kayla and Coura. ❤

The cycle 24 of America’s Next Top Model will premier on Tuesday, January 9th at 8/7c on VH1.

Pietro Boselli at the Bench Under The Stars Fashion Show! #Bench30Years

Photo from @benchtm Instagram

Here are some of the pictures of the ” world’s hottest maths teacher” Pietro Boselli during Bench’s 30th Anniversary Show last night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

#pietroboselli and his gang #benchunderthestars

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posts from the Instgram accounts attached.

InstaGuy of the Day: David Partl @davidakcz #InstaGuy

photo from David’s Instagram.

Ring the Alarm: I have here the super adorable David Partl from the Czech Republic who works as a LesMills instructor and is also a Reebok ambassador. Check him out!

3, 2, 📸, 1 … ready for the action 🤸🏽‍♂️😜 #lovemyfriends

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And you gotta admit, he’s pretty hot as well! ^_^