Next Top Model (PNTM)
made its television premiere on RPN-9 last Tuesday, March 13.
franchise of America's Next Top Model held auditions all over the
country, selecting 14 of the 3,000 that participated in the go-see. The
finalists are Grendel Alvarado, Mira Baino, Marge Cornillez, Sara Kae Custodio,
Bambi del Rosario, Gemma Gatdula, Raine Larrazabal, Rina Lorilla, Jenilyn
Olivar, Joy Pagurayan, Jayna Reyes, Wheng Santos, Elvira Stehr, and Sheena Sy.
The girls were
brought to the PNTM house, where the girls will be living during the
competition. The house is equipped with surveillance cameras to document the
activities inside the house.
The 14 finalists
were told to race to the house and to pick their own rooms. The catch: there
are only 12 beds.
Two girls had to
sleep in the living room.
After getting settled,
the girls received their first Ruffa Text—in ANTM, the girls receive
instructions through Tyra Mail. The girls were told to put on their bikinis
because they were going to have a bikini wax!
They had their
own ways of stifling their screams. Some chose to bite on towels, while Mira, a
student from Cainta, chose to munch on fruits.
some shut-eye, the girls had a surprise visit from Joey Mead, Asia's
them to Rizal Avenue in Manila. The challenge was to pose in a bikini in front
of hundreds of onlookers.
cheered and jeered at the girls while ace photographer Xander Angeles took
pictures. Joey helped some of the girls to pose.
TWO GET THE
BOOT. The girls faced
the judges for the first time. The panel includes Ruffa Gutierrez-Bektas,
Xander Angeles, Preview editor-in-chief Pauline Suaco-Juan, and fashion
choreographer Robbie Carmona.
Mira, Rina, and
Jayna got a thumbs-up from the judges for being "fierce." Mira and Jayna had
model-esque poses, while Rina was praised for looking like a Brazilian model.
In the end,
Marge and Sara Kae had the weakest pictures. Both got the boot!
every Tuesday, 8:30 p.m, on RPN-9.