SINGAPORE, 8 JANUARY 2014 – Lights, Cameras, Pose! 16 models from 12 countries across Asia will be in the running to compete for the title as Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM S2) when FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia premieres the second season of the model reality series this Wednesday, 8 January on Star World, Asia’s finest leading female entertainment channel.
Featuring a total of 16 models from 12 countries such as China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, AsNTM S2 will keep the audience at the edge of their seats with the glitz, glamour and action in this 13 episodes reality series.
With a multi-million dollar budget, AsNTM S2 was shot across 8 cities with luxurious on-location photo shoots such as the Ritz Carlton penthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, private resort islands situated in Pangkor Laut, Gaya and Tanjong Jara. AsNTM S2 also features more than 40 cameos and guest appearances by a bevy of international celebrities and fashion influencers like high fashion shoe designer Jimmy Choo, international songbird CoCo Lee, beauty guru for the Kardashian sisters, Rob Scheppy, pop music powerhouse from Sweden, Icona Pop, Australia’s premier couturier, Alex Perry and many well-known names.
Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2
Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 9.40pm
First & Exclusive Asia Premiere on Star World
SingTel mio TV Ch. 301, StarHub TV Ch. 501
Once again, Nadya Hutagalung takes on the role as head judge and host of AsNTM S2, alongside with returning model mentor Joey Mead King from Season 1. There will be two additional judges joining the panel for Season 2; resident photographer Mike Rosenthal and movement coach, Adam Williams.
Episode 1 will see the 16 models sizing each other up as they gather at their new residence. As they get acquainted with one another and the panel of judges, the models immediately take on their first challenge as well as walking on a ‘magic’ runway. Drama begins when one model hopeful receives some unfortunate news from home and another model pays the price with the first elimination round.
The winner of AsNTM S2 will be awarded the brand new Subaru XV, the 2014 Face of TRESemmé in Southeast Asia, the opportunity to appear on the cover and be featured in the fashion spread of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, a cash prize and a three-month modelling contract with leading international modelling agency, Storm Model Management.
Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 will premiere at 9:40 pm SGT on 8 January 2014 on Star World. For more information, please visit http://asntm2.starworldasia.tv
Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 Behind-The-Scene Facts
1) A true reality television series
a. 1st Asian show with 24/7 CCTV camera set everywhere on set except the washroom
2) One of the most luxurious Top Model show with a multi-million dollar production budget
3) Stunning location shoots with beautiful models
a. Shot across 8 cities in 1 series – a record high for an Asian show
4) Gorgeously luxurious!
a. The model house was at the Ritz Carlton penthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
b. Filming was conducted at the exclusive and luxurious resort islands including Pangkor Laut Resort, Gaya Resort and Tanjong Jara Resort in Malaysia.
c. The models travelled in style – luxury limousine services were provided on the show with filming done on a yacht and a helicopter for a photo shoot challenge as well as a trip to Hong Kong on Business Class.
5) 1st model walk on the Kuala Lumpur tower (and the most dangerous!)
a. A model walk was filmed at the top of the Kuala Lumpur Tower – no other television series had been filmed at this site prior to Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2.
b. One of the most challenging shoots in production history where special riggers from Australia flew in to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.
6) Filled with glitz and glamour
a. Featuring more than 40 cameos and guest appearances by international celebrities including Jimmy Choo, CoCo Lee, Icona Pop, Alex Perry, Rob Scheppy and international Supermodels Ling Tan, Amber Chia, Marianna Renata and Jane Parfit among many other well-known names.
7) Absolutely stylish with more than 300 outfits from over 30 well-respected international and Asian designers such as Alex Perry and Farah Khan
a. Most costly outfit costs USD$100,000
b. Most expensive jewellery were provided by Tiffany
8) Tough competition with 16 beauties selected from thousands of applicants
a. Average height of models: 172.8cm
b. Average weight of models: 51.75 kg
c. Age range of contestants: 17 – 27 years of age
9) Extremely adventurous challenges and photo shoots
a. Coldest photo shoot was conducted at -5°C
b. Close encounters with wildlife animals including crocodiles and snakes
c. Highest catwalk at 39,000 ft
d. Longest walking steps to photo shoot – climbing more than 350 steps of stairs
10) Setting new records in Top Model history
a. The 1st photo shoot challenge created the opening title of the show
b. One of the most dangerous challenges on the KL Tower
c. Unusual catwalk settings in an aeroplane and on water