Have you been watching? Reality modeling competition Supermodel Me came back this year with its sixth season titled Revolution.
Looking for the next Asian supermodel, this edition started out with 12 diverse models from different parts of Asia but last night, only 3 were left.
Nikki de Moura, one out of three Filipinas competing in the show finished her supermodel journey by emerging as first runner-up to Vietnam’s Nguyen Quynh Anh. Singapore’s Hannah Cheng-Bradshaw rounded up the final 3 as second runner-up.
She may have come close to winning, but on the other hand, Nikki becomes the first Filipina to make the finals in Supermodel Me’s history. That alone is an achievement.
To give you a little introduction to our newest pride, here are some amazing facts you should know about Nikki.
Taking disadvantages as advantage
At just 17 years old, Nikki is not only the youngest but also the shortest model in the competition. Despite this, Nikki’s performance proves that one’s perceived weakness is actually a hidden strength.
Often praised and loved by the judges, Nikki turns out to be the most consistent in the game. This pushes her to earn two best photos, three challenge wins and only reaching the bottom once as a result.
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It’s all about the hair
Having a mix of Brazilian and Filipino heritage, Nikki has that exotic look and very distinct hair.
Fitting with her cool and commanding personality, taking the attention of everyone is very effortless for someone like her.
She shares in her reveal video that her hair does all the job for her, making people notice her instantly.
While it does give Nikki an edge, it is however very surprising that the times she won best photo, her big and curly tresses were nowhere in sight. This only shows that our girl is versatile and can still slay!
As mentioned, Nikki wasn’t the only Filipina battling it out for the ultimate title. Joining her were Melanie Jane Fernandez and Cassandra Laforteza.
Currently under the Professional Models Association of the Philippines, Cassandra shares the same agency with fellow model reality alumna Jachin Manere.
Despite having a lot of experience and her unique look, she became the second contestant in the show to be eliminated.
A Singapore-based Cebuana, Melanie was known to have improved a lot from the competition where at one point, she was a runner-up to Nikki for best photo.
Unfortunately, she quickly faltered and eventually was the next to go, ending in 7th place.
In addition, there were two more notable Filipinas in the show. The first one was Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray who sat as a judge for the last two episodes.
Starting out as a model, Catriona’s presence helped in teaching the girls how to empower themselves and be confident.
It was very fitting with the season’s running theme on the importance of women empowerment, especially, in the modeling industry.
Next was Asia’s next top model runner-up Monika Sta. Maria. She served as a taskmaster for the challenges.
Congratulations to you, Nikki! You did such a great job!
While many of us are still reeling in from the excitement of Bea Gomez’s Top 5 finish at Miss Universe, another Filipina decided to join the party! The Philippines seems to be on a roll today!
Vee De Serra is a go-getter and a writer driven by passion. When in doubt, Vee believes that "Life isn't fair but it is up to you make it one". As a city and a beach person, when the sun is out, expect Vee to spend hours getting lost in the concrete jungle or laying by the shoreline with both finishing the day by watching a beautiful sunset.