Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is officially included as one of the judges of Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5.
The announcement was made on the reality-talent competition's official Facebook page earlier today, January 10.
The Filipina beauty queen will join the show's host Cindy Bishop on the judging panel. Other judges include model-mentor Cara G. McIlroy and returning judge/creative director Yu Tsai.
Last November, Pia was spotted filming an episode of AsNTM Cycle 5 with Cindy and Cara. Pia is rumored to appear on the first and final episode of the program.
PINAY CONTESTANTS? The producers of the show have yet to announce the official list of finalists for this season.
However, two Filipinas are rumored to be among the AsNTM Season 11 contestants.
One of them is the 18-year-old Filipino-German model Maureen Wroblewitz...
and 20-year-old model/fashion blogger Jennica Sanchez.
The rumored contestants also include Alexa Kim from South Korea, Alicia Amin from Malaysia, Clara Tan from Indonesia, Dorothy Petzold from Thailand, Heidi Ngaemma from Thailand, Shikin Gomez from Malaysia, Nguyen Minh Tu from Vietnam, Valerie Krasnadewi and Veronika Krasnadewi from Indonesia.
Other details about AsNTM Cycle 5 have yet to be revealed but the show is scheduled to air this spring on Star World.