Monday, March 21, 2016

Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4

The Asia's Next Top Model (AsNTM) reality show returns with 14 more aspiring models in Season 4. Let more heels, gait and poses captivate you with competitors hailing from all over Asia. This season gets more interesting with models from Mongolia and Myanmar competing for the first time.
Who will be Asia's Next Top Model?
The premier was held lavishly at Indulge TGV One Utama with Model Mentor Kelly Tandiono and our very own Malaysian candidate, Tuti, gracing the event. No matter how shallow the society thinks modeling is, models at the event strut their stuff with self-confidence and self-worth, setting the perfect epitome for International Women's Day.
The region's most prestigious model search returns for its fourth season
Cheers! It's International Women's Day too
Brought to you by Star World and Indulge
Kelly Tandiono stood out with her incredible height and sharp features that evening. Towering at 175cm plus some ridiculously high heels, Kelly approached me with a smile and a sociable handshake. Of course, I did not let the chance of a photograph with her slip away. In Asia's Next Top Model, the Indonesian model plays the role of the mentor, overseeing the contestants' improvement, modelling skills, attitude and well being. She co-judges the contest with Cindy Bishop and Yu Tsai. She feels that character and attitude are important to scale the ladder in the modeling industry. 
With Kelly Tandiono, model mentor
Malaysia is not be left out in the interestingly fierce competition. Nuraini Noor, or more known as Tuti, is our Malaysian contestant in the highly popular reality show. At a glance, I did not harbour much confidence in her as her face was not what I always thought models would look like. But after witnessing her taking up the show's challenges in the first episode, I realized there is much more to modelling than just a pretty face. For first time viewers, this show brings out the depth of the highly challenging industry. 
Our very own Malaysian representative Nuraini Noor aka Tuti
While Tuti admitted that her looks is not of conventional model material, she proves that she no less than others with her mettle, talent and character. Tuti is competitive and did Malaysia proud in the first episode itself. Check out how our compatriot fairs every Wednesday with a flag wrapped around if you can. Malaysia Boleh!
A light moment with Tuti
The premier party continued to mesmerize the crowd with a fashion show, with of course Tuti as the celebrated model.
Zalora fashion show opened by Tuti
Zalora minimalist and chic 
I totally adore that cape jacket!
All pieces can be found at Zalora's website
The alluring pieces showcased during the fashion show was by Zalora, AsNTM's official online fashion shopping partner. The online clothes giant emerged to appeal not only to the masses but also to the fashion mavens proving the brand to be versatile and trusted. Anna Nishaburi, Head of Partnership and PR of the brand, expressed that Zalora 2nd time sponsorship does not only feature stylish wear in the show but also forge synergy in the industry. Visit Zalora's website here to get pieces from the fashion show. 

Make up comes as an utter necessity in the show. Assuming the crucial role of the official make up partner of AsNTM is Maybelline. The brand demonstrates itself to be the vehicle for models to achieve any look desirable. According to Maybelline's Marketing Manager, Pink Fong, the brand believes in empowering women to achieve self-confidence aside from facial artistry. Good news for fans, the make up on the models in the show can be recreated by getting the products from Maybelline counters and following video tutorials at Maybelline's website here. Show off the look that you have recreated and join the Maybelline X Asia's Next Top Model 4 "Make IT Yours, Make IT Happen" contest to win lots of Maybelline goodies. More info at and
Have you got what it takes to be Asia's Next Top Model?
With Sasha Saidin
The talents in this season is diverse and the competitiveness is going to be intense. We wish our Malaysian contender, Tuti, all the best and hope she shows the world what Malaysians are made of.
Premier was sponsored by Indulge, TGV
The winner of AsNTM S4 will drive home the all new Subaru XV as well as become the 2016 face of Tresemme. She will also have a huge fashion spread and grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore and jet off to Europe to be represented by one of the world's most prestigious modelling agency- Storm Model Management

Asia's Next Top Model Season 4 will premier on Star World (Astro Channel 711) and Star World HD (Astro Channel 722) every Wednesday at 9pm beginning 9 March 2016