At last year’s Asian Model Search, 21-year-old Vietnamese model Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan beat 14 other contestants from Singapore, China, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand to take home the title and $10,000 worth of cash and prizes.
This year’s model search throughout Asia for the next top model is back, but will return with a different name. Called Next Face of Asia, this year’s competition will have 12 female finalists battling it out for $15,000 worth of prizes.
The names of the 12 finalists have been revealed, and there are four contestants from Singapore, three from Philippines, two from China and one each from Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The public can vote for their favorite model to win home the title from now until April 25 on the FSO facebook page, with only one vote per finalist per day. These votes will account for 20 per cent of the final score.
Judges’ votes will make up the other 80 per cent of the final score, and the judging criteria is as such; photogenic qualities (30 per cent), walk (20 per cent), body (20 per cent), communication (10 per cent).
The judging panel is made up of three esteemed fashion industry insiders; namely Female magazine’s editor Jeanette Eljersen, photographer Mark Law and local designer Ashley Isham. The judging will take place during the FSO 2012 closing party on April 27, and the winner will also be announced on the spot.
To vote for your favorite model, visit the FSO facebook page (facebook.com/fashionstepsout). Voting ends April 25.
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