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Asia’s Next Top Model Contestants: Where Are They Now? – Stephanie Retuya

One of her best photos during the show.

One of her best photos during the show.

After placing runner-up to Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 1 winner Jessica Amornkuldilok, Filipino model Stephanie Retuya booked a campaign for local clothing and apparel brand Natasha.

gracing the cover of Sense & Style magazine a month after her successful finish from the show. via fashionmediaph.blogspot.com

gracing the cover of Sense & Style magazine a month after her successful finish from the show.
via fashionmediaph.blogspot.com

Stephanie is currently the face of SM Aura and is now based in New York and got signed in 2014 with Wilhelmina Models.

[Stephanie’s Stats via Wilhelmina Models NY]

The Incredible Michael Cinco Opens The Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013

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As expected, THE Michael Cinco kick-started the Holiday 2013 season with a very,very couture bang! The Dubai-based designer presented his newest collection which he calls “The Impalpable Dream Of Russia” and the pieces are just to die for. From the crystal embellishment of each dress to the cuts and intricate artworks – these pieces are something we’d only see in our dreams but Cinco’s genius gave us the pleasure of experiencing this into reality! Bravo!

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Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 13 – The Finale Runway Show

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There are only three girls battling for the title of Asia’s Next Top Model as they went back to Singapore for the final runway show – the last hurdle for the girls in determining the first Asia’s Next Top Model. Guest judge for this episode is none other than the creator of Top Model herself, former supermodel Tyra Banks! I wonder whom she’s gonna like the most?

The world's largest aquarium is the setting of the final runway!!!

The world’s largest aquarium is the setting of the final runway!!!

The runway for the finale is set at the Resort’s World Singapore S.E.A Aquarium which is touted to be the world’s largest aquarium! Whoa!

As for their final challenge, the girls were asked to memorize a script for a Canon commercial. It seemed like too much pressure for the Thai front-runner because she’s been all too quiet with the two girls (Kate and Steph) after last week’s elimination. She mentioned that she’s not at ease in doing commercial stuff. The girl were taken to the CANON headquarters for the commercial. Kate went first but struggled. Jessica was praised by the host who’s at the shoot for delivering better but stated that she was a bit posey. Bottom two queen Stephanie got the nod of Nadya for being so calm in the commercial. Plus points for Stephanie and Jessica ++

As for their final photo shoot, the girls will be doing a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar where they will be heavily featured as part of the winner’s prizes! At the shoot, the girls’ special someone came for a visit – Kate’s brother, Steph’s baby daddy and Jessica’s cute boyfriend! *wink*

Jessica’s breaking down – perhaps feeling too much pressure and feeling that this thing is already within her grasp! Awee.  Kenneth from Harper’s Bazaar clearly loved her! They’re wearing a CHANEL dress and Jessica’s nailing every shot! The other two are just mediocre at best so could this mean that Jessica had this in the bag the entire season? 🙂

The Girls at Final Runway

For the final runway, the girls will be wearing the creations of Singaporean designer Frederick Lee and will walk along America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18,  Sophie Sumner  and the six of the girls eliminated with Tyra Banks watching the show. Tyra was impressed with the three and talked a lot backstage with them.

Kate's Harper's Bazaar Cover Photo

Kate’s Harper’s Bazaar Cover Photo

Stephanie's Harper's Bazaar Cover Photo

Stephanie’s Harper’s Bazaar Cover Photo

 

For the final panel – Kenneth of Harper’s Bazaar, the Storm Models’s agent and Tyra Banks will all be helping in choosing the winner. They preview the girls’ commercial and HB shoot. The judges loved Stephanie’s commercial but not as much as her cover photo for the magazine. Kate’s commercial didn’t impressed the judges plus her catwalk did not get Tyra’s approval. As for Jessica, the judges totally adored her walk, her look and her personality so it’s LOUD and CLEAR and she may actually win the whole thing! The only thing that going against her is her age – at 27, the judges feels that’s it’s a bit late for her to start in the industry. She mentioned that being an orphan no one’s there to support her so she started modeling at around 19. Awwee 😦

and the obvious winner folks is JESSICA! No runner-up was announced! Congrats Jessica!

Jessica getting a hug from host Nadya after being declared the first winner of Asia's Next Top Model!

Jessica getting a hug from host Nadya after being declared the first winner of Asia’s

Jessica's Winning Cover Photo For Harper's Bazaar

Jessica’s Winning Cover Photo For Harper’s Bazaar

Make Asia proud girl!

 

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 12 – The Final Four

Only four girls remain in the competition on the hopes of becoming Asia’s Next Top Model. Will Kate finally snatch the first place from Jessica who’s leading so far with three consecutive best photos. Will Sofia’s strong personality be her downfall from the competition and can Stephanie’s nine lives in the competition be put to an end tonight?

The final four girls were flown to Hong Kong – their international destination where they have to do the most awaited go-see challenge. Jessica was hailed the winner booking three followed by Stephanie and Kate, each with two. Unfortunately for Sofia, our Japanese girl was unable to book any with one client telling her that she’s too tall! Whoa!

Kate finally getting the best photo during the most crucial week of the competition! Well done girl!

Kate finally getting the best photo during the most crucial week of the competition! Well done girl!

Kate Ma finally got her best photo with the judges calling her pose very elegant. She was followed by Jessica (kind of predictable) who’s been consistent all through out the competition. They find Stephanie’s photo boring but told her that she’s a runway model. It was a very unlucky photo and unlucky day for Sofia as she bids her goodbye. Wow! I’m surprised!

The European looking Jessica is unstoppable settling for second best photo this week!

The European looking Jessica is unstoppable settling for second best photo this week!

Five bottom two appearances but still standing! Oh My! What’s in store for our girl Stephanie at the finale next week?

Five bottom two appearances but still standing! Oh My! What’s in store for our girl Stephanie at the finale next week?

Our tall Japanese girl and Helena’s nemesis finally bids her farewell with this melancholic shot!

Our tall Japanese girl and Helena’s nemesis finally bids her farewell with this melancholic shot!

Catch the finale next week on Sunday at StarWorld with Tyra Banks herself as a guest judge! Will Jessica seal the deal with her impressive track record in the competition over-all? Is Kate Ma strong enough to maintain the number one post and reign supreme or will the Queen of bottom two – our dear Stephanie makes a surprise win to be the first Asia’s Next Top Model?

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 10 – Beauty In Motion

Stephanie Preview

This episode , we’ll see Stephanie reached her breaking point after her third bottom two appearance last week. The Filipina model is scrambling to stay afloat in the competition despite having the good saving graces of the judges. Will she be able to bounce back and prove to the judges and the audience that she’s still very much in it to win the first Asia’s Next Top Model?

Jessica Preview

Or will Jessica continuously dominate the competition after getting her third consecutive first call out at last week’s shoot?

Updated

It looks like the title of Asia’s Next Top Model is for Jessica of Thailand to lose! Yet again, she got the best photo this week followed by Kate, Sofia and sadly – another bottom two appearance for Stephanie with Aastha. Fortunately though, Stephanie survived another elimination (I wonder if she’s gearing up towards the “Whitney Thompson way,” where she’d win the whole thing despite getting the most bottom appearances? – we’ll see)

Here are the photos courtesy of Asia’s Next Top Model

Jessica wowing the judges with this fantabulous shot!

Jessica wowing the judges with this fantabulous shot!

Kate settling for second best with this equally strong shot.

Kate settling for second best with this equally strong shot.

I'm not so impressed with Sofia here... Is this some sort of a premonition for the next elimination?

I’m not so impressed with Sofia here… Is this some sort of a premonition for the next elimination?

Stephanie just barely got the judges approval to save her from another elimination...

Stephanie just barely got the judges approval to save her from another elimination…

Stephanie's bestfriend in the house, Aastha bids her Next Top Model dream goodbye with this photo. Goodluck girl!

Stephanie’s bestfriend in the house, Aastha bids her Next Top Model dream goodbye with this photo. Goodluck girl!

Catch Asia’s Next Top Model every Sundays at 855pm on StarWorld!

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 8 – Glamour Shoot

This episode is still about the brewing battle between Helena and Sofia – or not. Whose team are you? At the Red Carpet Challenge – Helena, Kate and Sofia did good but it was Helena who was deemed the best winning a Farah Khan’s dress!

The remaining six girls

They also have an interesting photoshoot because they all have to wear the same dress! Who’s gonna rock this one?

JessicaJessica’s photo was hailed the best. This is her second consecutive first call-out. She was followed by Kate, Aastha and Helena.

Kate

Kate

 Aastha

Aastha

Helena

Helena

Sofia

Sofia

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie and Sofia at the bottomStephanie and Sofia are in the bottom but they should be thanking their lucky stars because this is a non-elimination episode! Thank gawd! I love them both!

Are we ready to declare Jessica as the winner of this cycle this early after getting rave reviews from the last two weeks? I’ve honestly think that she’d make a great Top 2 with her great makeover and very versatile look and I’m hoping either Stephanie or Sofia join her for the final runway. That’s just for me though 🙂 What do you think of the non-elimination panel this episode?

Catch the first cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model on Star World, Sunday nights at 8:55pm.

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 7 – Beauty For A Cause

Episode 7 is entitled Beauty For A Cause. Their challenge was a make-up challenge easily won by Sofia who chooses Kate to go with her at a spa treatment, the challenge prize.

Sofia's Make up Tutorial For Kate

Nadya mail says “Beauty for a cause is never only skin deep. Tomorrow, you will give back and go back to basics.” The photoshoot was a nature photoshoot for World Wildlife Fund (WWF.)

Jessica Amornkuldilok

Jessica Amornkuldilok

Asias Next Top Model Final  7
Stephanie Retuya

Stephanie Retuya

Kate Ma

Kate Ma

Aastha Pokharel

Aastha Pokharel

Sofia Wakabayashi

Sofia Wakabayashi

Helena Chan

Helena Chan

Jessica finally got her very first call out while Stephanie yet again clinched the second spot! (do we have our final two in these two ladies.) They were followed by Kate, Aastha and Sofia. Melissa and Helena found themselves at the bottom with Helena melting down and Melissa ultimately  bidding her final goodbye!

Melissa Th'ng's Elimination Shot

Melissa Th’ng’s Elimination Shot

Melissa's Goodbye

Catch the first cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model on Star World, Sunday nights at 8:55pm.

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 6 – TRESemme Beauty Shoot

Episode 6 had the eight remaining girls compete for a TRESemme Challenge for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to New York for the Fashion Week 2013. Whoa! Now, that is huge! They were asked to shoot an online video campaign where they have to style their own hair and write their own scripts! This challenge proved to be the shining moment of Aastha as she delivered her lines so flawlessly and became the most  believable for the campaign!

The photoshoot simply requires the girls to look pretty and be a model – it is a beauty shoot! Now, this is my kind of shoot where you get to see who truly are model materials and will shine through without too many props!

Sofia was declared having the best picture this episode!

Sofia was declared having the best picture this episode!

Sofia’s photo was declared the best which I totally agree with so congratulations girl! She was followed by Jessica, Stephanie, Aastha, Meliss and Helene. Kate and Rachel found themselves at the bottom with Rachel ultimately getting the boot 😦

Jessica Amornkuldilok

Jessica Amornkuldilok

Stephanie Retuya

Stephanie Retuya

Aastha Pokharel

Aastha Pokharel

Melissa Th'ng Mei Ling

Melissa Th’ng Mei Ling

Helena Chan

Helena Chan

Bottom Two

Kate Ma

Kate Ma

Rachel Erasmus

Rachel Erasmus – byebye girl!

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Sofia's TRESemme Ads

Sofia’s TRESemme Ads

Catch the first cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model on Star World, Sunday nights at 8:55pm.

Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 1 – Quirky Girls In Little India

The very first Asia’s Next Top Model had its premiere yesterday featuring 14 aspiring models from the far east and south east Asia. Former MTV Asia VJ Nadya Hutagalung served as the head judge and host at the same time with Fashion Director Daniey Boey, Model Joey Mead King and Fashion photographer Todd Anthony completing the panel of judges in choosing the next top model in this side of the world.

Their first photoshoot is all about being quirky and showing their personality. Do you think the right girl went home? Who are you rooting for to win at this early stage of the competition?

Aastha Pokharel from Nepal

Bei SI Lu from China

Filantropi Witoko from Indonesia

Helena Chan from Hong Kong

Jee Choi from Korea

Jessica Amornkuldilok from Thailand

Kate Ma from Taiwan

Kyla Tan from Singapore

Melissa Th’ng from Malaysia

Monica Benjaratjarunun from Thailand

Rachel Erasmus from India

Sofia Wakabayashi from Japan

Stephanie Retuya from Philippines

Thuy Trang Nguyen from Vietnam

Call Out Order
First Call Out: Helena
2.Stephanie
3.Rachel
4.Trang
5.Jessica
6.Aasthe
7.Monica
8.Filantropi
9.Bei Si
10.Kate
11.Sofia
12.Jee

BOTTOM TWO:
Kyla and Melissa

ELIMINATED: Kyla
photos courtesy of asia’s next top model. follow the show on twitter @asiasntm

FULL EPISODE 1 via Asia’s Next Top Model Youtube Channel