Runaways, go-sees, dashing outfits and a little bit of drama are just a few of what’s in store for you as Philippines Next Top Model (PNTM) Cycle 2 graces your TV screens.
But before making its way into your homes, PNTM rocked its media launch, the way it should be through a fab fashion show.
Held at the Bonifacio High Street, the launch served as a walk-through of what’s in store for the newest season of PNTM: the awesome host, amazing judges, and of course, the fierce contestants.
This season’s contestants are: Khelly Gail Welt-Magrantay, 23, of Tanay, Rizal; Kimbelley Naomi D. Valies, 21, Bacolod City; Angela Lehmann, 25, Bicol; Alvie Mai Duelas Phan, 21, Alabang; Petche Ann Vale, 20, Bohol; Jan Helen Villanueva, 24, Bulacan; Adela Mae Marshall, 19, UK; Emma Jane Ribot Ekberg, 19, Sweden; Shekinah Danquah, 23, Cagayan de Oro; Katrina Garcia, 22, Antipolo; Pauline Thea Ann Esguerra Ibuyan, 18;
Koleen Angela Mercado; Alex Santos, 20, Calamba; Anna Angelica Sotto, 25; Janine Barnedo, 23, Albay; Ina Dominica Guerrero, 23; Gracia Elizabeth C. Mendoza, 1, Batangas; Janelle Bianes Olafson, 27, San Diego, California; Janilyn Medina, 20; Blaise Marie Zuraek Buendia, 20, Chicago; Reichellue Emory, 21, Pasig City; Krizzaleen Mae Valencia, 23, Davao; and Sarah Jane Montilla Edwards, 23, Manila.
The launched as graced by one other PNTM Cycle 2 host Maggie Wilson-Consunji, who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas World at the 43rd Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
Also joining the PNTM launch was reigning Miss International titleholder Kylie Vezosa who will serve as mentor of the contestants.
Joining the event are this season’s panel of judges which includes Philippine Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) president Rapha Keifer, who was named Best Model of the World Philippines and MTV Fashionista Best Model of the World Philippines 2004.
Another PNTM judge for this cycle is Meg Magazine editor-in-chief Rain Dagala. He is also a stylist to many local celebrities.
At their premier walk as PNTM contestants, they strutted in different ensembles: Swimwear by WEar Sandy Cheeks, ready-to-wear clothes from Basic Movement bu Esme Palaganas, Athleisure by designer Kaye Morales, High Fashion clothes by Pat Santos. The model contestants also had their Oppo Smartphones to complete their fashionable looks.
The latest season of PNTM will be aired on TV5 starting March 21.