Season 6 of Asia’s Next Top Model will premiere on Fox Life this coming August 22. And in the entire cycle, Bangkok, Thailand will be the host city.
Cindy Sirinya Bishop will continue as host, along with Creative Director Yu Tsai and mentors Monika Sta. Maria (from S3), Minh Tu Nguyen and Shikin Gomez (both from S5).
Host, Creative Director and Mentors
And now, the fourteen (14) contenders are:
Jach Manere – Philippines
Adela Marshall – Philippines
Hody Yim – Hong Kong
Lena Saetiao – Thailand
Beauty Tinh – Myanmar
Mia Sabathy – Taiwan
Sharnie Fenn – Japan
Rina Nguyen – Vietnam
Si Yihan – Singapore
Dana Slosar – Thailand
Pim Bubear – Thailand
Rubini Sambanthan – Malaysia
Iko Bustomi – Indonesia
Jesslyn Lim – Indonesia
Another buzz-worthy lady being whispered in our circles as considering a glide into the pageant trail this 2018 is runway diva and former Asia’s Next Top Model runner-up Monika Santa Maria. Actually, she has been constantly wooed to make the cross-over as far as I can remember. And next year, should be the right (and ripe) time to do so. She already turned 26 last July. Methinks that potential familiar-looking joiners are taking their sweet time to sign up because the preference seems to be more for those approaching or in their mid-20s.
Monika shouldn’t find difficulty transitioning from fashion model to beauty pageant candidate. By now, the line between the two has significantly blurred that the common thread most crucial to nail success in either is personality – something she may need to work extra on, but should be able to fit the mold given her trainings and exposures.
So is Monika 100% on the loop for 2018 Binibining Pilipinas? We will find out soon!