Amiciness is going to live blog the Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Finale. I can’t believe it! The cycle’s almost over. But before the cycle ends we’re going to find out tonight who among our top three will become Asia’s Next Top Model.
Will it be Patricia from Indonesia, Sang In from South Korea, or Tawan from Thailand who will be on top? Watch with me at 9 p.m. Philippine time on Star World as I recap the episode live as it airs. 🙂
While we wait, vote in our poll here and on Twitter. Voting ends at 9PM.
Last time on Asia’s Next Top Model, we found out that Julian from the Philippines missed out on the Top 3, the first time ever that a Filipina missed the finale. And then we have our Top 3 Tawan, Sang In, and Patricia join Harper’s Bazaar Singapore editor-in-chief Kenneth Goh on a one-on-one mentoring session. We also took a look back at the cycle so far. And tonight, we are finally going to find out who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model.
🎶 I’m never gonna stop til I reach the top
I’ll give it all I’ve got ’cause I’m gonna be on top
Want it, take it, make it to the top 🎶
We’re continuing from the cliffhanger for last week. Who’s at the door? Are the girls expecting guests? Not surprisingly, it’s the Top 3’s family and friends. Aww, proud parents. Sang In’s parents are so proud of her photos on the photo wall. Tawan’s parents couldn’t come because of their financial situation and because they didn’t have passwords. But her friend came and she brought a video message from Tawan’s family.
The girls and their family and friends are going to Universal Studios Sentosa (again) for a fun day out. Could I just say that Sang In’s mom and dad are soooooo adorable? Such cool parents! 🙂
The girls go back to the model house and they had to part with their relatives. Patricia says that it’s refreshing to have had spend the time with their family and friends. And then they receive a cryptic Cindy Mail…. in French.
“English is already hard for me, how can I understand French?!” Oh you, Tawan. Hahahaha.
Photo shoot: Avant Garde Haute Couture
The girls enter a studio and are greeted by Cindy and Yu Tsai. “Models, models, models. Yu Tsai, Yu Tsai, Yu Tsai.” *rolls eyes, hopefully for the last time ever* The girls will be wearing French-inspired avant garde haute couture garb from Filipino high fashion designer Happy Andrada. The girls will be styled based on an aspect of their home countries. Patricia is styled based on the Indonesian jasmine, Tawan’s styling is based on a Thai flower, and Sang In is styled as a… Gangnam-style futuristic K-pop star. WHAT THE. At least Sang In’s haute couture dress looks so edgy and high fashion. Hahaha.
Daniel Boey meets the Top 3 for the rehearsal of their final runway. He brought special guests to join them in their runway. It’s the previously eliminated girls: Aldilla, May, Tuti, Julian, and Angie. The Top 3 girls are so happy to see their friends back. Why didn’t they bring back the full Top 14? Budget cuts again? HAHAHAHA.
As the rehearsal went on, the girls got another surprise. IT’S MISS J!!! From America’s Next Top Model! OMG I hope he gets to guest in a future episode of Asia’s Next Top Model (if they have another cycle, that is).
And… it’s the time for the final runway. The girls get to hair and makeup, and we’ll have to see how they fare on the catwalk… after the break.
While the show is on a break, here’s a sweet message from AsNTM Cycle 4 finalist Alaiza Malinao from the Philippines. Amiciness caught up with her during Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2016.
The girls will be wearing fashion from Indonesian designer Tex Saverio and Filipino designer Rajo Laurel. Kelly Tandiono opens the Halloween-themed runway. Sang In walks first.
Before they walk their next collection, there’s a bit of drama (when is there not with this show?) with Patricia’s shoes going missing. Will she walk barefoot on the catwalk? Let’s find out after the break…
Meanwhile, another message from AsNTM Cycle 4 finalist Julian Flores from the Philippines who I also caught up with during last week’s PHFW.
Of course they’re going to use this “missing heels” drama during panel to show how professional Patricia is. HOW TYPICAL. Luckily, she doesn’t have to walk barefoot as she was given replacement heels. K. Yu Tsai opens the second set and Cindy closes the show in her Rajo Laurel gown as the Top 3 join her on center stage… and they disappear to the floor below the stage. Drama till the end!
It’s refreshing to see the judges on the finale runway but come to think of it, they’d just see half of the performance of the girls. Hmm..
Cindy, Kelly, Yu Tsai and Kenneth are joined by Katie Atkin from Storm Model Management. Let the final deliberation commence!
It’s a bit weird that they’re deliberating the runway first when on previous cycles they judged the final photo shoot first. HMMMM. Oh so they’re not going to eliminate one girl before the Top 2. Good.
So they made Patricia do that ridiculous bridge pose, and then they crop the photo to a half-body shot? Hahahaha. Poor girls.
All of the girls have come a long way from their first week in the competition. Who will be this cycle’s Asia’s Next Top Model? They’re joined on stage by their families and friends. I like that they’re with their family. Super touching. 🙂
And the winner is…
Winner: Tawan (Thailand)
Well you guys didn’t pick Tawan to be your winner on both the Twitter and the Amiciness poll here. You guys must have underestimated her chance at winning. Hahaha. Anyway: congratulations, Tawan! Well-deserved! Great final photo and runway. You have definitely made your family and country super proud. 🙂
What do you think of the Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Finale? Are you happy with the results? Do you think Tawan will have a great career ahead in the fashion industry? Sound off in the comments below.