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MALAYSIA MODEL FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012

Angeline Sunday, December 23, 2012 , , ,


An estimated 1000 strong crowd, consisting of the creme de la creme and notable professionals from the modeling, fashion, and beauty industry, were in attendance at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel and Spa on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 to witness prestigious awards bestowed upon esteemed individuals and teams responsible for contributing to the success of our country’s modeling industry, during the inaugural Malaysia Model Festival Awards (MMFA). The award winners at this ground-breaking event of the local modeling scene, which was proudly presented by Kronenbourg 1664, were determined by voting from peers, professionals, members of the media and celebrated VIPs of the modeling industry. The full list of awards presented, with its respective winners, are as follows.

(L-R) Ahn Mee-Ryu, Amber Chia, Raulen Lee, Yang Eui-Sig, Jenny Tan, Soren Ravn, Kelly Jagan, Sheena Liam and Amanda Cheng [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]

Most Popular Modeling School of the Year: Amber Chia Academy
Most Popular Beauty Queen Model of the Year: Gabriella Robinson
Most Popular Fashion Show Choreographer of the Year: Benjamin Toong
Most Popular Bridal Model of the Year: Esther Tan
Most Popular Fashion Show Stylist of the Year: Allien Gan
Most Popular Race Queen Model of the Year: Leng Yein
Most Popular Fashion Show Hair Stylist of the Year: Dicksum Low
Most Popular Male Fashion Emcee of the Year: Hansen Lee
Most Popular Female Fashion Emcee of the Year: Serena C
Most Popular Fashion Show Makeup Artist of the Year: Desmond Yoi
Most Popular Foreign Model of the Year: Eliana Efendieva
Most Popular Fashion Show Photographer of the Year: Kelvin Sing
Most Popular Male Catwalk Model of the Year: KS Tan
Most Popular Female Catwalk Model of the Year: Eleen Yong
Most Popular Junior Model of the Year: Caitlyn Low
Most Popular Fashion Show Crew of the Year: Jess Khoo
Most Popular Social Media Model of the Year: Leng Yein
Most Popular Male Sophomore Model of the Year: Aven Chop
Most Popular Female Sophomore Model of the Year: Jennifer Foh
Most Popular Male Face Model of the Year: Wilson Tan
Most Popular Female Face Model of the Year: Josheen Ma
Most Popular Celebrity Model of the Year: Amber Chia
Most Popular Modeling Agency of the Year: Andrews Models
Male Star Model of the Year: Isaac Ong
Male Star Model of the Year: Eryna Salim
Amber Chia - Winner of the Most Popular Celebrity Model of the Year [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Besides that, the MMFA Muse Award was presented to both Amber Chia and Tengku Azura - two names that are synonymous with modeling excellence in Malaysia - in order to recognise and celebrate their careers which has contributed invaluably to our country’s modeling industry.
Amber Chia and Leng Yien. [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia female winner Gwendolyn Chin [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Dance performance by the finalists of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia 01 [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
 
Esther Tan - Winner of the Most Popular Bridal Model of the Year [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Female finalist of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia 01 [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Female finalist of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia 02 [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Finalists of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Leng Yein - Winner of the Most Popular Social Media Model of the Year & Most Popular Race Queen Model of the Year[Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Recipient of the MMFA Muse Award Amber Chia with Kim Hyung-Jun on the right [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Welcome speech by Yang Eui Sig with a translator to his left [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
Wilson Tan - Winner of the Most Popular Male Face Model of the Year [Photo credit to alan-lim.com]
The two main awards of MMFA are the Female and Male Star Models of the Year, in which both its winners - Eryna Salim and Isaac Ong - will be flown to Seoul, Korea, to be exclusive recipients of the Star Model Award - Malaysia during the 8th Asia Model Festival Awards (AMFA) in 2013. Past Malaysian recipients of this prestigious award include Tini, Kelly Jagan, Wilson Tan, Deborah Henry, as well as KS Tan.
AMFA, which is touted as the Academy Awards equivalent to the Asian modeling and fashion industry, is an international red carpet event attended by a 3,000 strong live audience, that will be broadcasted over more than 20 channels across 128 countries around the world to an estimated 10 million people. International stars who have graced this event include Lin Chi-Ling, Leo Ku, Rain, Girls Generation, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, Beast, Kara, just to name a few.
In conjunction with the MMFA gala night, the grand finale of the Asia New Star Model Contest 2012 - Face of Malaysia (FOM), a nationwide star model search presented by Nestle La Cremeria, saw Gwendolyn Chin Hui Ying and Josh Ho Wei Bing walked away as the female and male winners respectively. Gwendolyn - a 21 year old accounting student who stands at 176cm tall - alongside Josh - a 24 year old finance executive who towers at 187cm - will also be sent to Seoul, Korea, to compete at the international grand finals.

This first of its kind model search, which not only takes into account modeling potential, but also potential star qualities, was judged by Chairman of the Korea Model Association (KMA) Yang Eui-Sig, President of the Korea Pro Makeup Association Ahn Mee-Ryu, International Director of KMA Raulen Lee, international model and actress Amber Chia, as well as catwalk guru Benjamin Toong. A special guest, and also award presenter, who graced the gala night with his presence is South Korean entertainer Kim Hyung-Jun - one fifth of the renowned boyband SS501. Other esteemed figures spotted amongst the guests are the revered Dato’ Jimmy Choo; top models Tini, Kelly Jagan, Cassandra Patrick, and Cay Kuijpers; beauty queens Nadine Ann Thomas, Thanuja Anathan, Elaine Daly, and Nadia Heng; fashion designers Amir Luqman, Keith Kee, and Key Ng; as well as celebrities Carmen Soo and Bernie Chan; just to name a few.

Emceed by Jojo Struys and Timothy Sangawa, the highly entertaining gala night also featured performances by electric violinist Dennis Lau, beatboxer extraordinaire Koujee, as well as singer/dancer Ryan Thoo.
Organised by A Creations, this event was generously sponsored by Kronenbourg 1664 and Nestle La Cremeria in their capacities as presenters of the MMFA and FOM respectively. Others official sponsors include Dewi Sri Spa & Villa, Ricoh, Elianto, Furless, Amber Chia Academy, A Cut Above, Runway Productions, Guezz Studio, The Stage Kuala Lumpur, Ladyship, Custom Made, A Loft of Things, Keith Kee Couture, Club Paparazzi, Makkal Osai, Voodoo Pub & Bistro Penang, Ice Watch, S2 Slimming, Pensonic, Fullhouse Theme Cafe, Empire Luxury City, and of course, Putrajaya Marriott
Hotel & Spa as the official hotel and venue sponsor.
For more information, log on to www.mmfa.biz or facebook.com/MalaysiaModelFestivalAwards.
For media enquiries, please kindly contact James Tan at +60-14-937-3898 or james@acreations.biz

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