After months of grueling challenges which saw 14 girls pitch, pose and prance down runways and catwalks, Jessica Amornkuldilok of Thailand emerged as the first winner of Asia’s Next Top Model!
Jessica edged out 13 other hopefuls from other Asian countries to come out on top. She walks home with a S$100,000 cash prize, an opportunity to be the face of Canon IXUS 2013 campaign, a cover feature with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, a Subaru XV, as well as a modeling contract with Storm Model Management in UK & Europe.
Out of the 12 photo-shoot challenges where contestants had to put their best pose forward, Jessica bagged the ‘Best Photo’ honours four times. In the season finale, she faced off with 2 other finalists – Kate Ma from Taiwan and Stephanie Retuya from the Philippines in a series of challenges including a Canon IXUS TV commercial, the finale Runway show and a Harper’s Bazaar Cover shoot.
Todd Anthony Tyler, Nadya Hutagalung, Joey Mead King
International Supermodel and creator of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks, and Kenneth Goh, Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar, were featured on the judging panel which determined Jessica as the first ever Asia’s Next Top Model.
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