Jessica Amornkuldilok of Thailand is winner of Asia's Next Top Model

18 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Photos: Star World, ST RAZORTV, SPH, ST, TNPSINGAPORE - After months of grueling challenges which saw 14 girls pitch, pose and prance down runways and catwalks, Jessica Amornkuldilok of Thailand has emerged as the first winner of Asia’s Next Top Model.Jessica edged out 13 other hopefuls from other Asian countries to come out on top, reports AsiaOne.She walks home with a $100,000 cash prize, an opportunity to be the face of Canon IXUS 2013 campaign, a cover feature with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, a Subaru XV, as well as a modeling contract with Storm Model Management in UK and Europe.The reality series saw 14 contestants from countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore come together to vie for the title. They competed in 12 different model challenges and photo-shoots featured across 13 episodes.The other two finalists are Kate Ma from Taiwan, and Stephanie Retuya from the Philippines.Said head judge and host of Asia’s Next Top Model, Nadya Hutagalung: "Jessica has the potential to take the modeling world by storm. She has a natural presence on camera and is able to show her personality on the runway. Her drive and ability to let down her guard is what gave her the edge."

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