13th July 2009, KUALA LUMPUR – This was my third time came to this Estee Lauder Model Search Finale event at Suria KLCC Concourse. By the way, I need to thanks Myin her senior PR Manager Mei Fong for letting me and Hiew entering this glorious event.
After many steps for this competitions and it come to this 10 finalists for Group A competing for the below 29 years of age category and 10 finalists for Group B for the above 30 years category title. For more information please refer to this site.
Celebrity shots that I have taken on the spot.
Amber Chia – International Model and Actress(left)
Previous year winners from the category A(left) and category B（Mid). The host of the event Nazrudin Rahman(Right) and beautiful Daphne Iking.
20 finalists were selected –10 finalists for Group A competing for the below 29 years of age category and 10 finalists for Group B for the above 30 years category title. For the models preparation, all the models will be train for cat walk by Andrew’s models.
All 20 finalists will be dressing the latest collection from eclipse which is exclusively design by Sonny San himself for this event. The theme was ethereal and plays on reflection of light and it was inspired by all the participants of the Estee Lauder model search.
CAROL LAI MEI LIN(left) and CHRISTEL HELENE ZAMARON(right)
The judging panel comprises of representatives from Estee Lauder and its partners – namely Katrina Liew, Estee Lauder Brand General Manager; Lynn Lim, noted television host and Estee Lauder Malaysia’s brand ambassador; Amber Chia, international model; George Wong, Product Manager Sony; Miko Au, founder and CEO of Miko Hair Studio; Sonny San, Creative Director of eclipse and Andrew Tan, CEO and Founder of Andrew’s Models.
Daphne Iking (left) and No.5 PRISCILLA DAISY COLLAR （right）
They awarded points based on five categories: beauty, how good they look on film (photogenic), communication skills, poise and body shape.
Daphne Iking (left) No.4 SORAYA KHATIJAH MATTHEWS （right）
In the breaking session, there are having performance by violinist extraordinaire Dennis Lau, accompany by Yuri and Jimmy Sax.
Appreciation from the organizer to the judges- Lynn Lim(left)
Andrew Tan of Andrews Models(left)
Miko Au, founder and CEO of Miko Hair Studio(left)
Katrina Liew Estee Lauder Brand General Manager(left) and Amber Chia(right)
Announcement for the winners
And the winners are:
Estee Lauder- Category A Winner (below 29 years of age) : JENNIFER PEDERSEN
Estee Lauder- Category B Winner (above 30 years of age) : CAROL LAI
Estee Lauder- Sony Most Photo Perfect : JENNIFER PEDERSEN
Estee Lauder- eclipse Most Elegant : JUANITA ANUSHYA FRANCIS
Estee Lauder- andrewsmodels Most Promising Catwalk : JUANITA ANUSHYA FRANCIS
Carol Lai(left), JENNIFER PEDERSEN(mid) and JUANITA ANUSHYA FRANCIS (right)
More photos below, so just click it for the enlargement view.