I was welcomed by laser clad men and women at the entrance of CHAOS in City of Dreams Manila. I wasn't there for the half naked models, I was there for more. This evening was for OPPO and their partnership with the local franchise of Philippines Next Top Model. I've been a fan of the original one in the US and have always regarded it as an authority in discovering ordinary people that have that edge, that x factor, that look that says they are on TOP.
OPPO isn't going to be just sponsoring this show, they're going to be part of it. This is the first time that hopefuls will be allowed to use OPPO phones inside their house. This will be just like the US franchise where they got involved with some of the show's activities.
|Tech bloggers, fashion bloggers (yes JAM! Haha!) were all there too!|
|Some GILAS PILIPINAS members were all there too. I think that guy (far left interviewed) is the lethal FEU player if I'm not mistaken.|
We also saw Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Joanna Eden. She obliged to have her photo taken but I was a little shy to actually talk to her. I have interviewed already her when she won a couple months back and I didn't know if she did recognize me. Haha!
|Oh and of course there's Mark Neumann!|
|He's one of the hottest guys in show business, tops TV5's actors. Quite a nice chap, I must say he's still the same guy I interviewed during Artista Academy days, but way more bulked up, and more good looking.|
Then there's bombshell Malak So whom I also met during the Artista Academy days and when they made several shows for TV5. She's more confident now, carries it well, and oh she's part of the cast of one of the episodes of Brillante Mendoza Presents which shows every Saturday on the Kapatid network. You shouldn't miss that as they're making these movies for television, and perhaps have that join competitions abroad too.
Then the show started with G-Force doing a dance number. As usual, they're the best in the country so no qualms with that. Oh and I love their shoes LOL!
The host of Philippines Next Top Model, and one of the judges, is Ms. Maggie Wilson. She will be joined by Vince Uy, Rain Dagala and Raf Kiefer.
Coach Chot Reyes was also there as the CEO of TV5 and also as the chief of Gilas Pilipinas. We will be hosting SEABA did you know? Aside from that, he mentioned that the reason why PNTM is actually on TV5 is because they want to have different programs than the other networks. It's a great way to set themselves apart from the competition. Now that's exciting!
OPPO Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng, Coach Chot Reyes of TV5 and PNTM's Director.
Then they presented the 24 contestants using the OPPO F1S for selfies.
I took notes and found about 3 of these ladies apt for the title. They too have minor improvements to do to get there, but hey, they're all good. Now we've got tons of things to watch out for in this year's Philippines Next Top Model: High Street. Thank you OPPO Philippines for having us!