The top 6 winners of Asia New Star Model Contest; Jun Ishida, James Ng, Josh Ho, Yang Eui-Sig, Raulen Lee, Gwendolyn Chin, Angelina Tong and Shona Wee
THE MALAYSIA MODEL FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012 AND ASIA NEW STAR MODEL CONTEST WERE PRESENTED BY KRONENBOURG 1664 BEER WHICH IS THE MOST FASHIONABLE BEER IN EXISTENCE RIGHT NOW AND THE EVENING AT MARRIOTT PUTRAJAYA WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.
Of course Amber Chia and Benjamin Toong won practically all the awards they were nominated for Malaysia Model Festival Awards for but they deserve them even though they were the organisers! But sponsor Kronenbourg 1664 MD Soren Ravn told me all was in order and there was no hanky-panky.
Anyway, now that Amber Chia has won the most coveted awards, next year will see a different set of winners as surely she would not be allowed to win on a yearly basis.
The judging for the 25 winners of Malaysia Model Festival Awards were determined by voting from peers, professionals, media members and celebrities.
The 2 top winners will now go to Seoul, Korea to compete in the 8th Asia Model Festival Awards in 2013, provided the world does not end on 21.12.12.
The Female Star Model went to Eryna and the Male Star Model was won by Isaac Ong who deserves it as he has been working so hard for the last two decades. Past winners included Tini, Kelly Jagan, Deborah Henry, KS Tan and Wilson Tan, our first male supermodel.
The evening consisted of 2 events, starting with the finals of ASIA NEW STAR MODEL CONTEST. The male and female winners will also be sent to Seoul to compete in the international finals and stand a chance to be selected by entertainment companies to be part of K-Pop groups!
10 male and 10 female models were selected for the finals through quarter and semi-final rounds. The girls were Gwendolyn Chin (who won), Angelina Tong (1st runner-up), Shona Wee (2nd runner-up), Charmaine Liew, Kimberley Kok, Eileen Chuah, Krystle Arakasamy, Renee Ong, Amelia Henderson and Celeste Chai.
The guys were Josh Ho (the winner), James Ng (1st runner-up though everyone assumed he would win), Jun Ishida (2nd runner-up), Darren Tan, Kenny Mah, Winson Lim, Shanmuga Ratnam, Anson Low, Ardavan Farzi and Ian James Bar.
BELOW ARE IMAGES OF THE FINALS OF ASIA NEW STAR MODEL CONTEST IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
The girls and boys come out to strut and pout and show off their stuff during the opening gambit
Spinning on the floor is one way of getting attention
James Ng was the hot favourite to win
Josh Ho is the winner of Asia New Star Model Contest
James Ng in second round
Tall and lanky Jun Ishida was second runner-up
Josh Ho the winner
The final parade before the results were announced
A last lookee at the cuties
Emcees Timothy Sangawa is half-Japanese obviously and Jojo Struys announcing the winners
Clapping for the winners, something I never do as I am a sore loser
Amber Chia, chairman of Korea Model Association Yang Eui-Sig, president of Pro-MakeUp Association Ahn Mee Ryu and International Director of KMA Raulen Lee and Benjamin Toong came on stage for the historic announcement
They were given tokens of appreciation
Jun Ishida was 2nd runner-up
Angelina Tong was 1st runner-up
James Ng seemed happy to be 1st runner-up. I would have screamed abuse at the judges
Big pressie for James Ng
2nd and 1st runners-up Jun Ishida and James Ng
Jun Ishida looks disgruntled and discontented but James Ng appears OK
Jun Ishida looks sour and dissatisfied but first runner up James Ng is all smiles as usual
The female winner of Asia New Star Model 2012 was Gwendolyn Chin
Gwendolyn Chin won Asia New Star Model contest for women
Winner Gwendolyn Chin, 1st runner-up Angelina Tong and 2nd runner-up Shona Wee
The male winner was Josh Ho
Only the winners were given trophies, the runners-up got presents but I am sure they too prefer trophies which they can display and show their grandchildren!
The 6 winners of Asia New Star Model contest
Jun Ishida, James Ng, Josh Ho, Yang Eui-Sig, Raulen Lee, Gwendolyn Chin, Angelina Tong and Shona Wee
Congrats all round
BELOW ARE IMAGES OF INAUGURAL MALAYSIA MODEL FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012 IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
My favourite MD Soren Ravn giving welcome address
Amber Chia Academy won Most Popular Model School of the Year
Nominees included Image Models, Lence Academy and Simone Models
Benjamin Toong also thanked everyone
Esther Tan Tan won Most Popular Bridal Model of the Year and what a happy coincidence she chose to wear a bridal gown and looking like a virgin
Esther Tan Tan was so confident of winning Bridal Model she wore a bridal dress
Esther Tan Tan won Most Popular Bridal Model of the Year and wore a see-thru bridal gown in case she won and she did
Benjamin Toong won Most Popular Fashion Show Choreographer of the Year
Other nominees were Bella Rahim, Chris Ng and Jess Khoo
Allien Gan won Most Popular Fashion Show Stylist of the Year
Other nominees were Benjamin Toong, Cris Yong and Wee Chee
Leng Yein won Most Popular Race Queen Model of the Year
Nominees included Pinkiee Hwang, Yannie Wong and Yumi Wong
Dicksum Low won Most Popular Fashion Show Hair Stylist of the Year
Other nominees were Anita Tang, Faevein Yee and Ray Lim
Hansen Lee won Most Popular Male Fashion Emcee of the Year but he did not turn up! What a waste! Other nominees were Henry Golding, Josiah Mizumi and Will Quah, all of which I did not see! Maybe they turned up but were hiding behind the aspidistras but I doubt it
Serena C turned up luckily as she won Most Popular Female Fashion Emcee of the Year
Other nominees were Bernie Chan, Daphne Iking and Xandria Ooi
A break as top singer and dancer Ryan Foo Joe stormed the stage and staggered everyone with his sizzling show! I was impressed
Ryan Foo Joe is The Next Big Thing for sure!
The only problem with Ryan Foo Joe is that he was so active and jumping and dancing all over my Leica could barely focus on him!
Look at his swagger. Uber cool or what
Even his facial expressions were stunningly emotional and varied
What is Ryan Foo Joe pointing at?
Most Popular Fashion Show Make-up Artist of the Year went to Desmond Yoi
I like Desmond Yoi's shoulder suit. Other nominees were Elle Yong and Steven Sunny
Kelvin Sing won Mostv Popular Fashion Show Photographer of the Year
Most Popular Male Catwalk Model of the Year went to KS Tan. Other nominees were Wilson Tan, Isaac Ong and Ian Ong
Most Popular Female Catwalk Model of the Year was Eleen Yong
Jess Khoo won Most Popular Fashion Show Crew of the Year
Other nominees were Bella Rahim, Siew Wai and Swing Chan
Most Popular Social Media Model of the Year went to Leng Yein
Other nominees were Amber Chia, Venice Min and Yumi Wong
Leng Yein looks like a Barbie sex doll and is always sexy. Bet most men had a hard-on when she announced she s divorced which means she is available again!
Most Popular Male Sophomore Model of the Year went to Aven Chop
Other nominees were Alex Chee, Kurt Chin and Soo Xu Ze
Most Popular Female Sophomore Model of the Year was Jennifer Foh
Other nominees were Angelica Yap, Sim Hui Aw and Wafa Johanna de Korte
Another intermission by Dennis Lau and Koujee
Carlsberg managing director Soren Ravn joins in to rap!
Soren Ravn is the coolest MD in the world
Wilson Tan, Malaysia's first male supermodel, wins Most Popular Male Face Model of the Year
Other nominees were Idris, Peter Davis and Steve Yap
Congrats Wilson Tan for having the best face in Malaysia!
Well, no one can deny Wilson Tan is the most handsome male model in Malaysia
Most Popular Female Face Model of the Year went to Josheen Ma
I must say Josheen Ma could do with a glammer outfit considering this was an awards night and not a pasar malam sale. Other nominees were Shir Chong, Wafa Johanna de Korte and Yuen
Amber Chia won the Most Popular Celebrity Model of the Year
Other nominees were Andrea Fonseka, Elaine Daly and Soo Wincci
Amber Chia is Most Popular Celebrity Model of the Year 2012
Pretty maidens in a row
Top model Tini accompanied Andrew Tan on stage as he won Most Popular Model Agency of the Year
Other nominees were DR Events and ML Models
Congratulations Andrew Tan! Gosh, never realised Tini is so tall as Andrew Tan is already tall!
The MMFA Muse Awards went to Amber Chia and Tengku Azura who were selected and not voted so each won the MMFA Muse Award
Dato Professor Jimmy Choo congratulating them
Malaysia's top two models
Amber Chia making her speech
Amber Chia making her Thank You speech
Amber Chia and Azura won the coveted MMFA Muse Awards
Azura making her Thank You speech
Thank you all!
Making their way down. No model tripped to my disappointment as I like to watch people falling but hate it when I trip
Well done Amber Chia and Azura!
Male Star Model of the Year 2012 went to Isaac Ong
Other nominees were Ahya U, Danny Lim, Hansen Lee and Joseph Chow
Isaac Ong now spends most of his time modelling in Shanghai
Isaac Ong is now hitting the bigtime in China
Female Star Model of the Year was Eryna
Gosh, Eryna is as tall as Soren Ravn and that's saying a lot as she was not wearing super high heels
Eryna shocked the audience when she merely said "Thank You" and that was that! She is not going to go far in Seoul if she keeps this up! One liners make models seem like dumb blondes though Eryna is quite articulate