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X Top Model Search 2012 – Malaysia Grand Final.

Tuti, showcasing her swimwear during the X Top Swimwear Show, styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee and The Idan.

Sim Hui, Winner of X Top Model Search 2011, making a special guest appearance during the Grand Final of the 2012 edition.

Kuala Lumpur, September 15 2012.

The success of the X Top Model Search 2011 has once again paved the way for the extraordinary conclusion of the 2012 edition at a building aptly named The Icon! The success of X Top Model Search in Malaysia has proven to be a breeding ground for newly minted models in the Malaysia fashion and modelling scene. The inaugural edition last year has produced a few successful models that are now gracing the local magazines and fashion shows regularly. The method deployed by X Top Model Search organisation such as their intensive training program, special shopping malls appearances, brand’s thematic photography shoots, fashion modelling, fashion photography exposure and overseas exposure has proven to produce confident and well trained models ready for the local market.

Most of those that came for this year audition, brought nothing more than their hopes to enter the final selection. Most if not all has no background in modelling, and has never ever step on a runway before. And most  of them do not even know how to execute a decent cat walk let alone posing in front of the judges. But their transformation from a duckling to a graceful swan, within such a short period of time had not only stunned many sceptics but the contestants themselves. In this regards, I really have to credit the founder, Victoria Vikki and Event Director Kenji Chan for their undying commitment and positive attitude to develop the Model Search Industry in Malaysia and also their passion to see through the success of the models personally. Bravo for a job well done. I for one have been following their Organisation since their inception last year and I have to say I am truly impressed with what they have achieved thus far.

For 2012, the X Top Model Search edition has once again produced a stunning array of potential successful models judging by the quality of their cat walk and modelling personality. I wish them all the best in their future modelling endeavour. Good Luck girls! If you are interested to view all the photos taken during the event, click on Read More……. but be warned, there are more than 100 photos inside. 🙂

Arthur, the emcee.

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

Opening Show: Dance by International Performer – Suhaili

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Chelsea

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Amanda

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Tuti

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Tuti

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Tuti

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Angelica

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Angelica

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Angelica

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Nicole

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Nicole

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Nicole

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Nicole

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Mariah

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Mariah

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Vier

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Vier

X Top Model Opening Runway Show – Garments by Key Ng – Vier

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Fancy Goh

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Wai Yee

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Wai Yee

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Jojo Tan

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Jojo Tan

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Grace Chew

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Sim Hui

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Sim Hui

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Fancy Goh

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Grace & Jojo

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Grace

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Sim Hui

X Top 2011 Finalist Show – Garments by Andy Yap – Sim Hui

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Chelsea

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Chelsea

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Amanda

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Amanda

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Tuti

Tuti, showcasing her swimwear during the X Top Swimwear Show, styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee and The Idan.

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Angelica

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Angelica

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Mariah

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Mariah

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Vier

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Vier

X Top 2011 Swimwear Show – Styled by Jimmy Wong, Keith Chee & The Idan – Vier

Broadway Performances by So You Think You Can Dance Season 1 Finalist

Broadway Performances by So You Think You Can Dance Season 1 Finalist

Broadway Performances by So You Think You Can Dance Season 1 Finalist

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Chelsea

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Amanda

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Tuti

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Angelica

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Nicole

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Mariah

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar – Vier

X Top Model 2012 Finalist Catwalk – Garments by Zakwan Anuar

Who’s gonna win?

Who’s gonna win?

Who’s gonna win?

Tuti will win, predicted this gentleman…

The judge: Winnie Loo

The Judge: Tengku Azura

The judge: Key Ng

The judge

The judge

Front row audience

Front row audience…..

Never ever insult a beautiful girl…… least you ended up with a long winded interview……

Angelica – the winner of The Jeans Bar thematic photo shoot.

Tuti – the winner of H2O+ thematic photo shoot.

Vier – the winner of X Shot.

Victoria Vikki & Arthur

Bibo Aswan

Jimmy Wong

The Idan

Victoria Vikki sharing her journey of X Top Model Search with her audience.

Victoria Vikki sharing her journey of X Top Model Search with her audience.

Vikki and her mentor.

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Chelsea

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Amanda

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Tuti

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Angelica

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Nicole

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Mariah

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa – Vier

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa

X Top Finalist Finale Runway Show – Garments by Syomir Izwa

Announcement for the winner of the X Walk.

Tuti – the winner of X Walk.

Tuti – the winner of X Walk.

Announcement of the winner of X Top Model Search 2012.

Announcement of the winner of X Top Model Search 2012. Vikki asking for the response of the audience.

Announcement of the winner of X Top Model Search 2012.

Announcement of the winner…..

X Top Model Search 2012 Winner: Tuti

Congratulatory hug by Vikki.

The Winner: Tuti

The Winner: Tuti

The Winner: Tuti

Announcement of the runner-up….

The runner-up: Angelica

The runner-up: Angelica

The winner and runner-up will represent Malaysia to the final X Top Model Search in Macau.

The winner and runner-up will represent Malaysia to the final X Top Model Search in Macau.

The winner and runner-up will represent Malaysia to the final X Top Model Search in Macau.

Group photo of the X Top 2012 finalists.

Group photo of the X Top 2012 finalists.

Group photo of the X Top 2012 finalists.

Group photo of the X Top 2012 finalists and the judges.

Group photo of the X Top 2012 finalists and the sponsor’s representative from Vespa.

Comments

  1. What type camera and the lenses you used for the event ? Shoot in AV or M mode and in RAW ?
    Normal direct flash gun shoot ?

    • Simon,
      Thanks for dropping by. The photos above were taken with Canon EOS-1D X and 5D Mark II. The lenses used were Canon EF300mm f/2.8 IS II USM & EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM. I shoot wide open at f/2.8 without flash. Exposure mode used: AV priority. File format: RAW & JPEG.

  2. Nice series of photos here =) Pictures look crispy clear too!

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