A model from the Philippines is eliminated in the latest episode of “Asia’s Next Top Model” (AsNM) Cycle 3 Episode 5, which aired on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, at 8:45 p.m. on Star World. Read on for details.
Philippine representatives seemed to have a bad week on “AsNTM” recently. Franchesca Lagua got eliminated after standing side by side with another Filipino model Amanda Chan for the bottom two. Lagua is the first Filipino to leave the season.
The models were challenged to do acting with Singaporean celebrity Daniel Mananta being the mentor. After the acting challenge, the contestants posed selfies with bystanders. Lastly, the Asian beauties flaunted their smiles in a Close-Up Diamond Attraction photo shoot.
Another Filipina who was having a bad week is the host herself, Georgina Wilson. Her talent manager, Shirley Kuan, recently dropped Wilson from her list of talents because of a Samsung deal. PEP.ph reported that the mobile brand negotiated directly with Wilson to close a deal rather than going through the process with the talent manager first. Kuan felt that her authority as a manager has been compromised.
Wilson’s former manager announced that she would file a legal complaint against the brand and her former client. She stated that Samsung is led by “unprofessional executives.” She explained that a Samsung agent actually called for Wilson in Kuan’s office and received a rate after the conversation.
Kuan got furious when the agent did not call her back because the deal was already set with Wilson. She described the move as “very rude” and decided to ask other people “to pass it on.”
Rappler added that Wilson has no comment regarding the issue. During the launch of the book “Besties,” which was written by her and Filipino celebrity Solenn Heussaff, on Sunday, Apr. 19, 2015, Wilson told the press that only her lawyer could talk about her issue with Kuan. Wilson also claimed that she actually talked about the issue with her manager.
“AsNTM” Cycle 3 airs every Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. on Star World.
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