Star World raises the stakes in glitz, glamour and drama with AsNTM S2

16 finalists of Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 along with host, Nadya Hutagalung (centre in red)
Photo Credit: Star World

Get ready for more glamour and drama when FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia premieres the second season of the model reality series, Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM S2) on Star World, Asia’s finest leading female entertainment channel.

With a multi-million dollar budget, AsNTM S2 has attracted both local and prominent international partners, including returning prize sponsors Subaru and TRESemmé, as well as new partners, YTL Hotels, Malaysia Airlines, Pond’s, and supported by Tourism Malaysia. AsNTM S2 was shot primarily in Malaysia, the core country for this particular cycle, and showcases some of Malaysia’s most breathtaking and picturesque sceneries. Additional partners include Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and Malaysia and Storm Model Management.

Returning on 8 January 2014, AsNTM S2 will feature a total of 16 models from 12 countries across Asia such as China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. These long-legged ladies will compete with their beauty, brains and brawns to come out tops in this 13-episode reality competition series.

Mr Eddy Tan, Vice President of Original Productions – Entertainment at FOX International Channels enthused, “The first season of Asia’s Next Top Model saw a phenomenal wave of fans across the region which spurred us to bring back a bigger and bolder Season 2. We have combed Asia for the most promising models and challenged them with innovative and creative photo shoots that are lacquered in style and infused with raw emotions. It is a series that exudes powerful glamour and high fashion, and graced with famous international celebrities and icons in the fashion world. We are extremely excited about Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 and can’t wait to share it with everyone when it premieres on Star World.”

The show will be hosted once again by Nadya Hutagalung who also doubles up as the show’s head judge. Joining her team of judges are model mentor Joey Mead King from Season 1, resident photographer Mike Rosenthal and movement coach, Adam Williams.

Joey has a magnificent career as an international supermodel and TV presenter in Asia. She has also headlined multiple national campaigns in US and Canada and graced countless covers of international publications such as Maxim and FHM. Mike Rosenthal is a celebrity, photographer and motion picture director. He has photographed notable celebrities such as Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks among others. Adam Williams, who has a vast experience in theatre, had played lead roles in musicals such as Chicago, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever and Full Monty. Adam has worked with world class artistes like Kylie Minogue, Kelly Clarkson, Tom Jones, Delta Goodrem as their choreographer. These four judges will be instrumental in deciding the winner of AsNTM S2.

On the celebrity judges front, the four judges will be joined by a star-studded cast of famous faces from the fashion and entertainment world such as high fashion shoe designer, Jimmy Choo, international songbird, CoCo Lee, and beauty guru for the Kardashian sisters, Rob Scheppy, pop music powerhouse from Sweden, Icona Pop and Australia’s premier couturier, Alex Perry, all of whom will offer their expert advice to these ambitious Asian models.

Produced by internationally-renowned production company, Active TV, AsNTM S2 was filmed primarily in Malaysia, capturing some of country’s most gorgeous landscapes in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Pangkor, Penang, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak. As part of the Visit Malaysia 2014 tourism campaign, viewers of AsNTM S2 will be able to enjoy Malaysia’s modern developments as well as its colourful and vibrant cultures and landscapes.

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 HKT / SGT on 8 January 2014 on Star World (SingTel mio TV Ch 301, StarHub TV Ch. 501). For more information, please visit