X Top Model Search: “The X-traordinary Nite”

Aw Sim Hui, one of the X Top Model Search hopeful, is seen blazing down the runway at Sunway Pyramid Ice while showing the judges why she should be the X Top Model Search winner.

Kim Low, another X Top Model Search hopeful, strutting down the runway.

Foreword by Victoria Vikki Tjong – Excerpt taken from the X Top Model Search 2011 black book.

The great poet Kahil Gibran once said, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is light in the heart.”

X Top Model Search 2011 Malaysia is created based on the idea of searching for the one personality that embodies the Malaysia beauty and lives its magnetism. Beyond just a face, it is about someone that who is fortified with character – a fadeless, eternal style which can only be captured by an expression of individualism mixed with charisma, forged by courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity. The French has a description of the certain quality which we are looking for, characterized by the phrase “je ne saia quoi,” something that you cannot put your finger on to, but it’s there, just the same – the X factor.

For the contestants, X Top Model Search 2011 will be a platform to pursue their dreams and to attain a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain international exposure. Instead of the usual route, where the aspiring model would need to audition tirelessly – X Top Model Search 2011 will provide a fast-track passage to glamour and haute couture; a dream ticket to fame. The winner will debut on the catwalks of Beijing Fashion Week, where the global fashion elite will be, and have a chance to experience what a real international model’s life would be in Paris and New York!

Personally, I am proud to be featuring the contestants of X Top Model Search in my blog as I could see the progress all of them made from the day when they came for the audition to the day one of them were crowned the X Top model Search winner. I could still recollect during their first audition, how they were so inexperienced in their catwalks and their posing were akin to my grandmother walking down the runway. Some were in and out of the runway in 2 seconds and some were seen posing like 2 years old learning how to walk. But today I am proud to report that, after nearly 5 weeks of training and grooming in Malaysia and Hong Kong, they are more than ready to challenge the existing crops of runway models in Malaysia and one of them will have a chance to prove that she is capable to reach the supermodel status of the likes of Ling Tan, Ai Tominaga and Amber Chia.

X Top Model Search organizer has really succeeded in searching for a batch of potential raw models and transforming them into real models that has great potential in the fashion industry. The will only be one winner but the rest could stand proud knowing that the training and exposure has open up a world of opportunities for them. Now the world is their oyster and they could decide whether to delve into the modeling business or go back to their ordinary lives. Whatever they do next, they would have learned greatly from the short but helpful training with priceless exposure in this competitive modelling industry. I am sure this exposure alone would have changed lives and alter the directions some of them would take in the near future. Whatever the direction this dreams take them, I wish them all the best in their future undertakings. There is no success without failure. Good lucks girls.

Grand Final "The X Nite" @ Sunway Pyramid Ice

The venue is ready - are the girls......?

The guests will be treated to a night of X-travagance and X-traordinary models showcase.

The judges..... they have their work cut out for them..... it no easy feat to judge a team of talented and beautiful individuals.

Who will be the most deserving to be awarded the title - X Character!

The first performance..... crotch groping?

That's more like it..... robot dance or thriller dance?

Very talented dance group..... but I do not know the group name.... oh well.... good job guys.

The MC: Henry Golding. He is doing a good job in moving the event along.....

Victoria Vikki, the organizer who has been working tirelessly to ensure the success of the inaugural X Top Model Search in Malaysia.

First Round of Modelling – in some cheap looking clothing line – Some of the clothing designs were weird and awkward and it doesn’t bring out the models’ figures and their ability to showcase the clothes. No disrespect to the designer, but I think the clothes were not designed as a collection but more of a rush job as I cannot see a theme in the design.

Fancy Goh

Wai Yee

Norraine Chung

Sim Hui

Phoebe How

Kim Low

Jojo Tan

Cassandra Patrick

 Second round of modelling – Ladies in BLACK! (Well…… almost)

Fancy Goh looking good in black off shoulder dress.

Wai Yee striking a pose in a black blouse + tight.

Norraine Chung looking great in mini skirt.

Sim Hui - She looks more like a K-Pop star...

Sim Hui - Great pose, great eXpression!

Phoebe How - great smile, great pose.

Leqa Natasha - great black number.

Grace Chew - Nice pose.

Kim Low - sexy and beautiful pose.

Jojo Tan - in sexy shorts.

Cassandra Patrick - a very unique pose.

Cassandra Patrick - nice physique and looking very fit.

Intermission: Time for some entertainment and fun.

Dennis Lau - the violinist eXtraordinaire!

Shawn Lee - the beat boxer eXtraordinaire!

When 2 eXtraordinary musician jammed, they produce a night of magic!

Throw a dance group into the mix and what would you get?

You get more entertainment and more dance babies.

Great job guys.... you guys should do this more often.

 Third round of modelling – A little bit of sexy black and a little bit of leather.

Fancy Goh - fancy wear, fancy pose and fancy her chance of acing the title.

Wai Yee - sultry look, sensual mood and sexy black dress.

Norraine Chung - wonder why her fans called her "King Kong"?

Sim Hui - Exotic look, exotic wear and exotic character.

By the third round, she has upped the ante and she was 'the' one to beat!

Phoebe How - V back, V shape and Very long legs.

Grace Chew - her unusual 'ultraman' trade mark pose could be patented.

Kim Low - very feminine, very ladylike, very sexy......

Jojo Tan - exclusive model looks and pose......

Cassandra Patrick - swirl, spin and vortex......

Fourth round of modelling – Impressive Evening Wear by Keith Kee – If the contestants would like to have any chance of winning the X title, they would have to shine at this last round of catwalk (to impress the judges).

Fancy Goh - Elegance is an understatement.....

Fancy Goh - She really shined at this last round of judging - Very impressive catwalk and posing.

Fancy Goh - She really shined at this last round of judging - Very impressive catwalk and posing.

Fancy Goh - She really shined at this last round of judging - Very impressive catwalk and posing.

Wai Yee - Looking good in this beautiful gown.

Wai Yee - Looking good in this beautiful gown.

Norraine Chung - Her hour glass figure suit the dress just fine.

Sim Hui - Simply beautiful and unique, especially the lone long feather.

Sim Hui - If looks could kill.....

Phoebe How - Wow.... that's an impressive gravity defying pose.

Leqa Natasha - Black is sexy..... when less is more.

Leqa Natasha - Black is sexy..... when less is more.

Grace Chew - Striking an elegant pose with finesse.

Grace Chew - Striking an elegant pose with finesse.

Kim Low - Another gravity defying pose - impressive!

Kim Low - Beautiful and elegant.

Kim Low - Beautiful and elegant.

Jojo Tan - Did she just had a hair cut? Nice walk, Nice dress, Nice pose.

Jojo Tan - another 'to die for' pose

Cassandra Patrick - Elegant dress.

Cassandra Patrick - last chance to impress the judges.

All the beautiful girls in a row - all deck up in pretty and well made dresses.

Sim Hui making her last round of catwalk.

The judges that will determine who is the fairest of them all. From left, Winnie Loo, Gillian Hung, Flora Zeta Cheong-leen, Amber Chia and Dato' Lewre Lew.

One last round of catwalk by the determined contestants.

The judges being interviewed by Josiah Mizukami.

First Subsidiary title went to Miss Jojo Tan for X Walk Challenge.

Victoria being interviewed by Henry Golding.

Second Subsidiary title went to Miss Grace Chew for X Shot Challenge.

Third Subsidiary title went to Miss Aw Sim Hui for Raffles Designer Wear.

Houston, we have a problem...... Henry was called to the judges 'chamber' to be consulted on a possible extra title for X Walk Challenge.

Yes, we have another winner for the X Walk Challenge - Fancy Goh. She really deserved to share the title because she was so damn good in the fourth round of evening wear challenge. Houston. we have a touch down!

And finally, the winner for the X Top Model Search 2011 goes to Miss Aw Sim Hui. She is determined by the judges to possess the X factor that is highly elusive to most people in the population.

Sim Hui looking confident and beautiful with her plaque and flowers.

Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Printed on the X Top Model Search Black book. How true......

Sim Hui - So happy to be the winner.

Even the judges can't stop taking photographs of the winner.

Congratulations Sim Hui - You deserve it!

On Cloud 9 - literally!

Group photo of the contestants, judges, designer and organizer. Well Done!

The top 4 of the X Top Models with their respective plaques and bouquet of flowers.

Sim Hui posing for a group photograph.

Another group photo for the winner.

Group photo for the rest of the contestants. All of you are beautiful!

Sim Hui posing with her mentor and judge, Flora Zeta Cheong-leen.

Norraine Chung with her bouquet of flowers from her adoring fans.

Sim Hui posing with her mother, her siblings and Amber Chia. What a beautiful family.

The Au family with Amber and Zeta. Next year we might see another Aw sister having a go at the X Top Model Search title.

The Search for the "X" continues...........

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