Puteri, Darren win Malaysia Model Looks titles

KOTA KINABALU: Puteri Devy Vyanna Siran and Darren Daxter Mujin won the top male and female titles in the Malaysia Model Looks 2012/13.

Puteri Devy (sixth right) and Darren (fourth right) with Johniu (fifth right), Janet (sixth left), Christini (fifth left), Leancio (third right), Keddy (second right) and other winners in the Malaysia Model Looks 2012/13.

The modelling contest organized by Sabah Model Community Network (SMCN) at 1Borneo Grand Ballroom on Dec 23 saw Puteri Devy named the Tony Moly Most Commercial Look Female Model and Darren Daxter the Tony Moly Most Commercial Look Male Model. Darren also took the Best Physique Male Model title.

The first runner-up in the female category was Janet Fabian while Christini Loo Ai Ling was the second runner-up. The male category first runner-up was Leoncio Francisco III, with Keddy Mahdfuz as the second runner-up.

The Baleno Best Runway Female Model was Jospehine Lilian Lai and Baleno Best Runway Male Model was Leoncio Francisco III, who also took three other subsidiary titles — Most Photogenic Male Model, SMCN Advertising Campaign Model for 2013 and E-Borneo Most Popular Male Model.

The Most Photogenic Female Model was Cheryl Joanne Chan Fan Nyuk, with Christini Loo Ai Ling named SMCN Advertising Campaign Female Model for 2013 and Most Elegant Female Model.

The other subsidiary title winners were Samuel Danny Banang (Mister Handsome Male Model), Elfira Edwin (E-Borneo Most Popular Female Model) and Joricabelle Ng Li Yeung (Miss Body Beautiful Female Model).

He said they also hope to raise awareness among Sabahan youths on the potential and opportunities in the industry towards positioning Sabah as a leading fashion and modelling centre in the region.

The judging panel in the final of the contest comprised Mel Shazreen Albert, Violet Chak, Mandy Nandu and Cedric Loo, while the main sponsor was Star Cruises.

According to SMCN director Finchley Godfrey Johniu, the event was aimed at providing an opportunity for Malaysians, particularly Sabahans, to take part in a national level modelling competition.

“The winners would be groomed into a world class model in both fashion runway and commercial print modelling,” he said.

Johniu said the competition also served as a platform for local fashion designers to showcase their creations, and for local fashion outlets to promote their products, while makeup artists, choreographers and fashion photographers can showcase their talents and creativity too.

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