Here’s what’s buzzing on the fashion scene:
WHO: Asia’s World City, Hong Kong, was featured in a 2-week episode special on May 16, 2012 all about Cycle 18 of “America’s Next Top Model.” The remaining divas soaked in the city’s expansive skyline view while traveling along the famous Victoria Harbour on the iconic, Red Sail Junk Boat and competed for unique prizes, supported by Hong Kong Tourism Board. Sophie Sumner was chosen to become the face of Marisa Zeman’s international luxury resort wear collection, “Nude Is Rude” for a full year, while Laura LaFrate won the ultimate prize to appear in a music video alongside celebrated Hong Kong actor and international pop star sensation, Nicholas Tse.
Isis! “Fierce Eyes Above Water.”
||The airing of cycle 18 of “America’s Next Top Model” featured the fashion epicenter of Asia, Hong Kong, which was also showcased in a previous episode of the show. Episode 11 followed the final three contestants as they experienced the city’s nightlife and architectural beauty on the iconic, Red Sail Junk Boat. The models competed for the coveted prize to return to Hong Kong as the face of Marisa Zeman’s international luxury resort wear collection, “Nude Is Rude” for a full year. Sophie Sumner will be welcomed back to Asia’s World City to make another splash onto the Asian fashion scene.
Additionally, the previous week’s dramatic episode focused on Hong Kong’s thriving movie and music industry. The five contestants were challenged to showcase their best martial arts techniques alongside special guest, celebrated Hong Kong actor and international pop star sensation, Nicholas Tse. Winner Laura LaFrate received the ultimate prize to fly back to Hong Kong to appear in an upcoming Nicholas Tse music video.
Promotional consideration for both episodes were furnished by: Hong Kong Tourism Board
WHEN: Episode 11, entitled “Jez Smith” aired on Wednesday, May 16th at 9PM (EST) on The CW Network (U.S.) and “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” currently airs on Star World in Hong Kong.
Visit http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model/episodes to watch episodes filmed in Hong Kong.
WHERE: Hong Kong (highlights include Victoria Harbour, Red Sail Junk Boat, Central Pier, and more)
MORE: Visit www.discoverhongkong.com/usa for more information on Hong Kong and follow @hongkongtourism on Twitter for daily updates. Also, check out Marisa Zeman’s website for more information her “Nude is Rude” collection at www.nudeisrude.com and visit www.nic-zone.net/ to view Nicholas Tse previous videos.
About AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL:
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which is now airing its 18th cycle in the United States. Currently, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 local versions in production. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.
John Varvatos S/S V-Neck Tee in Black (Image credit: John Varvatos)
‘HONG KONG’ shoe (Image credit: Church’s)
John Varvatos S/S V-Neck Tee in Griffin (Image credit: John Varvatos)
John Varvatos L/S Layered Henley w/Pieced Sleeve in Black (Image credit: John Varvatos)