The cast of Asia’s Next Top Model
Singapore – Asia’s Next Top Model is set to premiere exclusively on STAR World Southeast Asia on Sunday, November 25.
Fourteen contestants from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Nepal will compete to win the very first Top Model competition with a pan-regional scope.
The show is hosted by supermodel Nadya Hutagalung, who will also provide guidance to the aspiring models with her knowledge of the industry. She is joined by a team of professional fashion experts from the region including fashion photographer Todd Anthony Tyler, renowned fashion director Daniel Boey and TV personality and model mentor Joey Mead-King.
The ultimate winner will get a chance to become the face of Canon IXUS 2013’ campaign, a modeling contract with Storm Model Management in the UK and Europe, a cover feature with Harper Bazaar magazine, Subaru XV and more.
FIC increases support for Asia’s Next Top Model
Following the issue of non-payment by production company ice-TV, founder David Searl told TV ASIA Plus exclusively that he has taken action and has arranged for all freelancers concerned to collect their cheques today. Searl also explained that two sponsors and an investor had unexpectedly pulled out of the show, which led to delays in payment.
Meanwhile, STAR World’s parent company FOX International Channel (FIC) has articulated that the sponsors in question are not the regional broadcaster’s sponsors. “As far as we are concerned, our partners are still supportive and our partners are still on board,” said Yvonne Tay, Vice President and Territory Head (Singapore) for FOX International Channels.
TV ASIA Plus understands that FIC has personally stepped in to oversee the post-production of the series. “We are trying to lend our best creative resources as and where possible, or as and where necessary. It’s a very tight collaboration from day one and as soon as we knew ice-TV was in some sort of difficulty we were more open than ever to lend help where necessary,” said Tay.