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Philippines’ Next Top Model

Updated on October 28, 2010

Is there Philippines’ Next Top Model? Well, there was. I’ve read, there’s gonna be another season coming up. In this hub, let’s have the latest season that was shown…

I’m one of those who love watching and following America’s Next Top Model. I have the complete dvd of each season and sometimes I replay the episodes that I enjoyed watching the most. It’s a very entertaining reality contest. My favorite parts are always the makeover and commercial episodes. In each season, there would always be some twists and surprises and hell lot of fights, drama and comedy. So this famous modeling show had franchises to some other countries like Canada, Australia, Thailand and many more. One day it made me wondering what about the Philippines…was there a version of Philippines’ next top model here? After publishing my hub about the list of top modeling agencies here, I googled and searched about PNTM, ok Philippines’ next top model. To my surprise, there was.

Holly crickets! Why the hell I missed that?! So Philippines’ Next Top Model aired last 2007. I couldn’t believe my lovely shoes didn’t go to that route before. So I checked it again and wiki says it really is PNTM. And the official top model logo is there, too. Where was I last 2007? Heck, that famous show must have been shown in the most famous channel so it wouldn’t be missed.

Philippines’ Next Top Model Season 1

According to dear wiki, the first season and only season of Philippine’s next top model that’s been shown here was shot in Victoria City, Hongkong. How lovely! The ever beautiful Miss World second princess, Ruffa Gutierrez hosted the show which had run in 13 episodes. There were fourteen aspiring models and just like the original ANTM, these model wanna bes had done numerous photo shoots, and fabulous tasks on all episodes, there’s elimination as well on every episode. Wait, there have been cases of a double elimination or no elimination at all for some episodes. How interesting. Unlike ANTM, the show has used Ruffa-text instead of the usual Tyra-mail. Oh, how cute! By the way there’s an explanation about that. It’s because the Philippines is known as the number one texting capital of the world.

The judging panel was composed of Wilma Doesn’t, Pauline Sauco-Juan, Robby Carmona, Vince Uy and Xander Angeles.

Philippines’ Next Top Model Winner

The first season has been won by Grendel Alvarado. She received a modeling representation with Starz People in Hong Kong, an editorial fashion spread in Preview magazine, US$10,000 courtesy of Mane and Tail Shampoo, a 150,000 PHP modeling contract with Saga Events, a one-year local endorsement campaign from L'Oréal Paris, one-year complimentary treatments from Marie France and Facial Care Center, a south sea pearl necklace from Jewelmer, and the title "Jewelmer’s Pearl Ambassador to the World. She’s a beauty and a model, ha just stunning!

Philippines’ Next Top Model Season 2

Ok so I heard they’re planning to continue the next season for Philippines’ Next Top Model. That’s good news not only for aspiring Filipino models but to avid fans and viewers of top model series, too. So dear ABS CBN or GMA 7, what are you waiting for?! This is gonna be a fabulous show.

According to insiders, Solar Entertainment is considering resurrecting the series to air on a cable network here. And guess who’s the host gonna be…Angel Aquino! She’s rumored to be the host and head-judge of the show. Holly H, that lady looks so perfect for it. She’s so gorgeous and model like. She looks like a mannequin. Ruffa suits it, too. Since Angel Aquino is in the moment involved with a fashion TV series, why not have her. Gretchen Barreto could be a good judge whaddaya think folks? Just an opinion. Anywayz, the names of Wilma Doesnt, Filipino-Black supermodel, Raymond Isaac, noted Filipino Photographer and Rene Salud, designer and fashion authority have come up as possible judges. It’s gonna be cool! Bring it on networks!

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Related article:

Top Modeling Agencies in the Philippines

Do you wanna be a model? Male model, female model, baby model, plus size model, senior model, whatever you are, you can apply to these reputable modeling agencies here in the country. These are the best model agencies here. They are in continuous model-search and casting all the time. So what are you waiting for? Be on top.


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      6 years ago

      DANG:) sana magopen na ang cycle 2:)

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      6 years ago

      gusto ko pa ng pntm cycle 2 please ilike it 15 models again please ruffa

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      6 years ago

      hello guyz!! please comeback pntm :)

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      yeah me too :) cheers!

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      6 years ago

      What I missed it. I want a new PNTM. Hosted by the first PNTP winner.

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      6 years ago

      Just saw some of the clips of Philippines Next Top Model, and I find it funny, like literally!

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      6 years ago

      what ever

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      valerie kickinger 

      7 years ago

      i already knew. but i only seen it now:))) wanna join:)))

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      7 years ago

      Hope that PNTM will be airing at ABS-CBN..:)

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      princess dela cruz 

      7 years ago

      i want to be discovered! if you want to contact me call me on 09489747336,, here is my email dianenicoledelacruz@y.c thanks!!!

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      7 years ago

      To all girl iA#

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      I would love to see the show in UK. (Philippines top model) It's nice that its now being aired in more countries.

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      Yena Williams 

      8 years ago from California

      I had no idea America's Next Top Model was a show in other countries! The girl is gorgeous!!

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Hi Cassy! Neither did I hahah I love watching ANTM. Love photography and shoes. Like discovering different trends of makeup, hairstyling and couture. Love fashion, fabulous, fantastic and freaking out LOLOL I love every F word it seems LMAO I support women coz I am one ;) Cheers! XO

      Cathy hey! Happy to discover about Philippines next top model. Sad to know, no dvd of it here. I guess, I'll just rely on youTube LOL I've got all ANTM dvd except this one, our own. How ironic. Big size models are fine. And below 5'7, there was a season of it I guess.

      Yup, I noticed. Miss Curly had a replay comment. Maybe she's a little drunk? LMAO

      TC XO

      Prasetio hey! Glad you enjoyed that video. There's more of it in youTube. :) Thank you.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful and awesome. Thanks for bringing this for us. I really enjoy that video. Prasetio:)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      8 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I loved reading this hub, and Loved this. It's great to have an off-shoot of a great show. Anything to do with modeling is okay with me. On the current one with Tyra in the USA, she warned one model that she was too big, meaning overweight and not size zero. It raised a few eyebrows here. And that model was voted off.

      Oh, I think you are okay to delete one of Cassy's comments as it is duplicated. (We were so partying last night. Heh.)

      Have a great days Halloweening, Fehl. :)

      Take care. XOX

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow, I never knew The Philippines even had an off-shoot of Next Top Model. Well it can't be any worse than the brain-dead american show. I will have to check out Ruffa...purely for research purposes you understand! LOL!

      I think modeling is great. I just find the format of that one american show as a wee bit lacking. They deliberately talk down the bench when it comes to women being smart. It bugs me somewhat. Modelling is modelling, but not a version of "It's a Knockout" competition.

      Heh! You didn't know this show was on TV there, Fehl? Ooops! LOL! Never mind, this is a great hub!! You support women! Yay! Women rule! LOL! Cheers! :) XO

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Yup Ruffa is always stunning :) Thanks for stopping over Drbj

      Hi Kaie! Cant believe I missed it. LOL I never thought there'd be Philippines' next top model :)

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      I think we all missed it ;-) Kaie

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      They are all very beautiful, 25, but Ruffa is stunning! I have spoken.


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