Singapore — NO ONE WOULD believe these model-wannabes ramp on stage for the first time, for they strut their bodies like a pro, competing against each other neck-to-neck, outperforming one another in each of the five categories during Sunday afternoon’s Dream Top Model 2016 finale here.
But from among the 40 finalists who rocked the stage for the competition, Anthony John Abril Garcia was declared grand winner for the male category, and Janina Espinosa bested 19 other ladies to win the female title. Garcia and Espinosa didn’t only outperformed the 40 finalists but some 400 other hopefuls who signified desires to belong to the Top Model’s roster of talents. (Know more about Garcia and Espinosa in our next posts.)
The competition, which serves as the finale of the five-month long search and training, aimed to find the next set of OFW ambassadors in this country, and would join the growing number of models for Morpheus, a Singapore-based modeling talent hub. Around a thousand spectators, mostly Filipinos working in Singapore, and some locals graced the event. The Philippine Embassy and The Singapore Women’s Association also showed their support to the OFW-organized event.
Aside from the grand winners, the seven-hour long but fabulous competition has successfully named 10 more runners-up who snatched spots in Morpheus. First runners-up Jhon Nathan Macarilao and Kristina Siasico; second runners-up Timo Cruz and Khin Coco; third runners-up Mark Tabalin and Edel Prudencio; fourth runners-up Danny Yahya and Joy Ann San Luis; and fifth runners-up Erwin Kempis and Madel Torre. Also joining the new batch of ambassadors this year are contestants Chester Fernandez and Marlyn Fernandez who were selected by Morpheus for their character during and after the competition.
The whole event is not only fierce and fabulous but also fun. The retro category is super energetic and upbeat, and we all love it to bits. The show is also raining with hot men and women, and this post won’t go without us snapping some shots. It’s Timo Cruz who emerged as second runner-up. More hot photos in our next updates.
With this year’s success, Singapore-based OFWs could only expect a bigger and more grandiose event next season.
Hopefuls, you gotta start practicing the catwalk, and yes, start that diet and exercise now as they’re necessary to win the contest that’s gaining popularity here and across Asia’s OFW communities.