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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Episode 9 – The Girl Who Flew To The Top

We’re halfway through the season and with six girls still vying for the title of Asia’s Next Top Model, emotions are definitely running high. Right Gani???

So after KB’s elimination last week, Gani find it unfair that Amanda get to stay over the Hong Kong rep citing Amanda’s third time trip at the bottom. Yup, that’s Gani people eversince the Close-up photoshoot where she was pitted against Monika for the Best Photo. She became the girl who bitched the most. And Tahlia – yeah, yeah – you get the drift people.

For the challenge, the girls had a sparring session with Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Bruno Pucci – and oohhyeahhh. Barbara’s all over the guy and won the challenge for being so focused. LOL

At the shoot, the girls wore gowns by resident judge Alex Perry and can I just say how amazing they are??!!! Arrgghh and the concept of the shoot was amazzzzzziiinnng!

At panel, after a few of not so great weeks – Amanda finally got the praises of everyone! Well deserved girl!!! I’d say this was her second best photo IMO next to the first episode.

Amanda

Amanda

Getting into the groove! Finally! A well-deserved best photo of the week!

Monika

Monika

“kung maganda ka sigaw na sige!”

Barbara

Barbara

I can actually see this girl winning and doing a “Jessica” on us…

Aimee

Aimee

She’s all about the bass baby! I actually loved this shot of Aimee! Neck down was perfection!

Gani

Gani

What a beautiful face but totally uninspired pose!

Tahlia

Tahlia

I’m actually not surprised at all with Tahlia getting the boot. I’d say, she’s got it coming for her. But hey, goodluck girl!

First Call Out: Amanda
2. Monika
3. Barbara
4. Aimee
5. Gani

Eliminated: Tahlia

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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 – Episode 8 The Girl on a Mission

The result of this episode was almost predictable but it’s still fun to see how Melissa’s (shocking!!!!!) elimination stirred some animosity between the girls.

Gani’s confessions are fun to watch because she’s such a catty diva!!! She really isn’t holding back during confessions. Aimee’s not that happy Melissa went home over Tahlia (ditto girl)

At the challenge, the girls were asked to recreate runway hair trends with Monika impressing Tresemmé stylist Giovanni Wihayak and Gani struggling to recreated her assigned look. This was an important challenge though because the girl who wins this will have an immunity from elimination and that is none other than Monika.

Tahlia also had some health concerns concerning breast lumps which was really worrying because her mom and granny passed away from breast cancer. 😦

At the photoshoot, the girls showcased their hair while wearing creations by Filipino designer Rajo Laurel (beautiful creations btw!)

The rest of the girls received unanimous praises from the panel save for KB and Amanda.

Tahlia

Tahlia

A well-deserved FCO for Tahlia – girl’s working it!!! That hair! That hair!

Barbara

Barbara

I thought this was Barbara’s best photo next to her Subaru shot! She’s gearing up to go on top! Just amazing!

Aimee

Aimee

Not really loving this shot of Aimee. It’s too bland for me.

Amanda

Amanda

Out of all the girls, I thought Amanda has got all the goods to deliver but this was just mediocre at best. What happened baby A?

Gani

Gani

Gani’s bone structure is to die for and man’ she’s stepping it up. Final Four calling for her???

Monika

Monika

Face-wise, I thought this was her best shot but as a whole – this just didn’t work for the brief of the shoot. Unfair much or girl just didn’t deliver?

KB

KB

About time girl. Bye.

Call Out Order
FCO: Tahlia
Barbara
Gani
Aimee
Monika
Amanda
Eliminated: KB

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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Episode 7 Photoshoot – The Girl Who Finally Cracks

This week’s episode left me reeling after one of my favorite models in any cycle of this franchise was ousted!!! Ouch!!!!

Things are heating up between Monika and Gani (unknowingly yeah? lols). The filipina model who landed at the bottom last week also patch things up with Tahlia which I’m not quite convinced from both sides tbh.

At the ridiculous very top model posing challenge with a hoola hoop, my dear, dear Melissa totally killed it  – lol – so crazy but so cute!!!

At the shoot, a big prize is up for grabs because the numero uno girl in said shot will be the new ambassador of Subaru – whew! pretty big!!!

During the shoot, Gani was okay but I’m starting to rethink my opinion about her. Amanda’s doing great IMO minus her blinking problems. Barbara was amazing so as Monika – yeah – what a revenge right??? This is Aimee’s worst shot IMO and Tahlia was just there – mediocre at best. And my dear Melissa ohlawd!

Monika is back on top!

Monika is back on top!

First Call Out – Monika and became the newest ambassador of Subaru along with Barbara!!!

Barbara

This is beyond what I expected from Barbara! She’s stunning! Just stunning!

Aimee

Aimee

Aimee’s theme is Wild along with Gani, I thought she delivered but it’s just too tame IMO

Amanda

Amanda

Gawd! Cutie Amanda looks “powerful” enough for me here! And Georgina, please this girl has got more potential than your favorite! *cough*

Gani

Gani

This is a great shot but I don’t see powerful here.

KB

KB

I honestly do not know what to make of KB  – she’s just sailing in the middle of the competition at this stage and girl needs to step up!

Tahlia

Tahlia

Say hallo to Monika for me girl ^_^

Melissa

Melissa

“I can’t believe what you said to me last night we were alone……”

2. Barbara
3. KB
4. Gani
5. Amanda
6. Aimee
7. Tahlia

Eliminated: Melissa (can you actually believe this guys??? she’s like one of the strongest model in the competition arrrggghhhhh!!!!!!)

I need some time to get over this loss….

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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Episode 6 – The Girl Who Ran Out Of Luck

This week’s episode was rather uneventful. Eight girls are still in the competition and as per usual, the girls are feeling the pressure and started really throwing shades at each other *cough* tahlia *cough* gani *cough*

As for the challenge, they would have to work as a pair and style themselves with each pair getting a fashion theme.

The winner of this week’s challenge was Tahlia who donned a boho look with Aimee and as for her prize, she was given extra five minutes for the next photoshoot and was then asked to  take five minutes from any of her competition and surprise! surprise! She chose Monika citing the latter’s success from the last two elimination. Unfortunately for Tahlia, it didn’t really work in her favor at all.

GaniGani looks amazing! That jaw! Gawd! Asian fierceness at its finest baby! Commercially Fierce!

AmandaAmanda’s still struggling keeping her eyes open. Ugh, baby A – what’s happening? I honestly loved the results though so boohoo judges!!! I thought her looks are to die for! >_<

AimeeI loved Aimee’s looks the most but I’m kinda distracted with the bangs…uhhmm no. Just no.

BarbaraBarbara looks her age in this shoot. Really, not a good thing. She’s no Jessica after all so she really needs to work on that. This was a bad week for her. Plus that attitude – tons of girls will kill for that spot baby! ugh

MonikaMonika’s having a hard time due to the time constraint but I thought she did okay although her shots are really mediocre. I’m kinda 50% agreeing with
Tahlia about her though. Plus there’s something too studied about her. Sorry boo.

KBKB was wonderful but I’m not really feeling much from her.

MelissaI love Melissa and she’s still one of my favorites in the competition but this is playing safe from her. Gotta agree with the judges though, this was more editorial than commercial! Cmon’ girl you gotta keep it up!

TahliaTahlia’s shots as I mentioned were okay but I’m not really loving the catty attitude.

First Call Out: Gani -yay! and winning a Zalora campaign no less!!!
Aimee
Melissa
KB
Tahlia
Amanda

Bottom Two: Barbara and Monika
Eliminated: NONE.

So there you go peeps! What can you say about the non-elimination episode this week?

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Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Episode 5 – The Girl With The Killer Smile

Monika claiming the top spot yet again!

Monika claiming the top spot yet again!

After a shocking elimination from the last panel, the nine girls left are feeling the heat of the competition!

In this episode, the girl went on to an actin class with Indonesian TV Personality Daniel Mananta.

At the challenge, Barbara easily won the challenge having the “perfect selfie” – I mean I loved Barbara but…poor Amanda’s struggling though – at the workshop and the challenge. It must be the age? Hhmm Nah.

The photoshoot was for the show’s sponsor, Close-up and the best photo will win a campaign from said sponsor. At the shoot, I though Aimee did the best but the end result wasn’t that impressive IMO.And Melissa’s totally shining!!!! I just loved her! The rest of the girls are too studied If I’m being honest. Based on the shoot alone, I’d give the FCO to either Melissa or Monika.

Call Out Order
First call Out: Monika – I knew it!
2. Gani
3. Barbara
4. Melissa
5. Aimee
6. KB
7. Tahlia

Bottom Two: Amanda and Franchesca
(Unfortunately for my homegirls, I gotta agree with the judges – Amanda’s shot was just awkward and Chesca – IMO – isn’t stepping it up since Day 1. The right girl went home though. Thank fkcu for that!

Eliminated: Franchesca

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 Episode 4: Shanghai Beauty Photoshoot

At this week’s episode, Loretta found herself bouncing back from the bottom pit of last week’s elimination barely surviving the cut by winning the make-up challenge. A challenge win she shared with fellow contestant from Hong Kong, KB.

For their photoshoot, the girls will have to impress the judges by igniting romance out of their shoot with  a partner – a male model that is!

This week first call out was given to Monika  – although not my most favorite photo in the bunch, I thought it was at least in the top three. That’s just for me though. I just really loved Amanda’s shot!

Monika finally getting the top spot!

Monika finally getting the top spot!

First Call Out: Monika
Aimee
Amanda
KB
Melissa
Tahlia
Gani
Barbara

Bottom Three: Celine, Franchesca and Lorretta

Eliminated: Celine and Lorretta

Did you expect a double elimination this early and do you think the Celine and Loretta deserved their early exit in the competition?

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 Episode 3 – Makeovers and Photoshoot

The episode this week was all about transformation, attitude and lots of tears from girls who are more worried with their hair than staying one more week in the competition.

Pre Makeover Cast

My personal favorite transformation are from Melissa, Aimee and Chesca – gah – Melissa’s exceptionally gorgeous this episode I feel like she should just get the title this early…LOL but yeah – we’ll have to wait and see…

At the photoshoot, the girls wore diamonds – some of them were like diamonds in the sky and some simply couldn’t make the cut.

Aimee Bradshaw

Aimee Bradshaw

Call Out Order
First Call Out: Aimee (who also won the makeover challenge!)
Melissa
Monika
Chesca
Celine
Amanda
Gani
Barbara
Tahlia
KB

Melissa Tan

Melissa Tan

Monika Sta.Maria

Monika Sta.Maria

Franchesca Lagua

Franchesca Lagua

Celine Dương

Celine Dương

Amanda Chan

Amanda Chan

Gani Ayu

Gani Ayu

Barbara Katsuki

Barbara Katsuki

Tahlia Raji

Tahlia Raji

Kirsteen "KB" Barlow

Kirsteen “KB” Barlow

Lorretta Chow

Lorretta Chow

Bottom Two: Legetta and Rani (Legetta is Loretta Chow who questioned the judges why they picked that photo – LOL)

Eliminated:  Rani

Rani Ramadhany

Rani Ramadhany

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 Episode 2 – The Girl With K-POP Fever!

This season’s second episode got all K-POP on us with the girls posing in groups trying to outshine each other while donning colorful and vibrant K-pop ensemble.

As for their challenge, the girls did their best to impressed by dancing K-POP style which consequently won by the trio of Aimee Bradshaw, Franchesca Lagua and Melissa Tan.

During the photoshoot, the girls were group into four where they will be posing as Korean Pop singers. Pretty neat concept If I may say but the end result – not really digging them but I gotta say Melissa’s group totally nailed this shoot!!! Special mention to Melissa – she’s bringing that K-POP attitude in the pose! Just amazing!!!

Melissa Gani and Celine

Melissa Gani and Celine

Melissa – damn girl. Winner potential! Not gonna complain if I’ll see here in the final four this early in the competition!
Gani – oohhchow! Beautiful Gani is beautiful!
Celine – Not a fan of her face here but as a whole – she’s totally complementing Gani and Melissa.

Loretta, Barbara, Aimee

Loretta, Barbara, Aimee

Loretta – She’s really working it in her pose but her face does not really work for me here.
Barbara – Too studied for me but no one can deny how pretty Barbara is.
Aimee – I loved Aimee here and I don’t understand why she got a very low score.

Amanda, Franchesca, Monika

Amanda, Franchesca, Monika

Amanda – IMO, the worst this week. I can’t at her styling. From top to bottom. Ugh. I think she’s got tons of potentials though so let’s see in the upcoming episodes.
Chesca – Loved her face! Need more neck.
Monika – Not a stand out but she’s okay.

KB, Rani, Tahlia, Kiana

KB, Rani, Tahlia, Kiana

KB – A bit hoochie.
Rani – Very surprising! Loved the face but that thigh is killing me!
Thalia – I’m not a fan of that pose but I loved the attitude!
Kiana – Forgettable but IMO, not the worst.

Call Out Order
Group First Call Out
Melissa
Celine
Gani

4. Tahlia
5. Franchesca
6. Loretta
7. KB
8. Barbara
9. Monika
10. Rani
11. Aimee
12. Amanda

ELIMINATED: Kiana (Thailand’s sole rep)

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Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 – Episode 1 Photoshoot (The Girl In A Spin)

Bias aside, I think Amanda totally killed this shoot! I'm so inlove with it!!!!

Bias aside, I think Amanda totally killed this shoot! I’m so in love with it!!!!

The first episode saw the the fourteen lucky hopefuls settled into their new house. They then meet with host Georgina and fellow judge Joey to evaluate their runway walk which will be part of their very first challenge. As per Top Model outrageous tradition, the girls were asked to walk the runway with a turn table at the end. Barbara (JPN) won the runway challenge although the judges were unanimous about Monika’s runway prowess. (just gotta get that out yeah? home girl and all LOL) Their first shoot was a swimsuit shoot where the youngest contestant Amanda from the Philippines easily stood out from the rest along with Barbara and Monika. Meanwhile, Shareeta (so gorg btw) struggled so much which led to her untimely demise on the show >a bit extreme I know< but I really loved the girl and thought that she’d go so far!!!! Too bad really!!!

Barbara

Barbara

I loved the proportion of her body although I was a bit distracted by the angle of her face. This was a beautiful shot overall.

Monika

Monika

The girl whom the judges thought was born for runway! I couldn’t agree more. Loved this shot but found her waist too thin! Still, that face! that face!

Tahlia

Tahlia

I’m not really a fan of this shot but I loved her face so I’m okay with her position so far.

Gani Ayu

Gani Ayu

Gawd! You gotta love that Asian flavor! Not my favorite shot in the bunch but I so love her oriental beauty!

Aimee

Aimee

I’m not that impressed with her facial expression here but the neck below was almost perfect!

Loretta

Loretta

This one though reminds me of an underwear catalog from Avon – dunnowhy?

KB

KB

This for some reason reminds me so much of a GUESS? ads!

Chesca

Chesca

Gaaahhh. I don’t understand this one. It’s too pedestrian.

Melissa

Melissa

A wee bit cliche yeah? Remember Anamaria from America’s Next Top Model Cycle15?

Kiana

Kiana

I actually loved this shot!! The feel is very “Tropical” and I loved the contour of her body. What drag this down though was her eyes. Too bad really.

Rani

Rani

Not exactly a good shot of her – proportions were off and the styling. Just tsk.

Celine

Celine

Great face. Lacks inspiration.

Shareeta

Shareeta

As much as I loved the beauty of this girl, I just have to agree with the judges. It’s the weakest photo in the bunch. I won’t be blaming it all to Shareeta though. I thought her styling overall does not suit her.

Call Out Order First Call Out: Amanda 2. Barbara 3. Monika 4. Tahlia 5. Gani 6. Aimee 7. Loretta 8. KB 9. Franchesca 10. Melissa 11. Kiana 12. Rani 13. Celine ELIMINATED: Shareeta Do you agree with the judges’ decision to eliminate Shareeta this early in the competition?

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Meet The Contestants Of Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3!!!

Asia's Next Top Model S3After the highly successful first two season of Asia’s Next Top Model – the region is yet again searching for the new face of said show. Last year, Liam Yee Sheen better known as Sheena from Malaysia was awarded the title amidst tremendous backlash from Pinoy netizens. Right now though, all is well and dandy and with Filipina top model/endorser Georgina Wilson spearheading this season replacing last year’s host Nadya Hutagalung and will also judge along with with third time judge Joey Mead-King and Australia’s Next Top Model resident judge and fashion designer, Alex Perry. With this, the show promises to have its best season so far.

So let’s meet the fourteen girls who made the cut in the hopes of becoming Asia’s Next Top Model!

COUNTRY: Hong Kong

Loretta Chow

Loretta Chow

Full Name: Loretta 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

Kirsteen Barlow

Kirsteen 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

COUNTRY: Indonesia

Ayu Gani

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

Tahlia Raji

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.

Rani Ramadhany

Rani Ramadhany

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

COUNTRY: Japan

Akemi Katsuki

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

COUNTRY: Malaysia

Melissa Tan

Melissa Tan

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

Shareeta Selvaraj

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

COUNTRY: Philippines

Amanda Chan

Amanda 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

Franchesca Lagua

Franchesca 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 cockroach.

Monila Sta.Maria

Monila 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

COUNTRY: Singapore

Aimee Bradshaw

Aimee 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

COUNTRY: Thailand

Kiana Guyon

Kiana 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

COUNTRY: Vietnam

Celine Duong

Celine Duong

Full Name: Duong Celine Thuy‐vi
Nickname: Celine
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

At the moment, my favorite are Celine, Shareeta and my homegurl Monika! Do you have favorites by now?

The first episode is airing tonight via Star World 8.45PM 7.45PM JKT/BKK/VN!!!

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