Months of posing, prancing and smiling for the camera have definitely paid off for Jessica Amornkuldilok, the winner of the inaugural season of Asia’s Next Top Model. Gaining the upper hand against 13 other hopefuls from Japan, Hong Kong, Nepal, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, China and Malaysia, the half-German, half-Thai 26-year-old walked away with a S$100,000 cash prize and other goodies, including a Subaru XV and a modelling contract with Storm Model Management in United Kingdom and Europe. We learn more about the stunner’s style secrets.
How do you feel about winning the first ever Asia’s Next Top Model?
Jessica Amornkuldilok: There were so many emotions I felt when I was announced the winner. It was a mixture of happiness, surprise and excitement. For me, winning Asia’s Next Top Model was a dream come true and I found the whole experience incredibly amazing.
What have you learnt from the competition?
These are the things I have learnt from the competition: Daniel (Boey) taught us how to dress and mix and match (our) clothes and accessories for casting days, as well as for daytime wear; to come up with your own style and be confident about it; and to wear light make-up when you go for casting sessions.
How would you describe your sense of style?
A combination of cute and girly with an emphasis on being comfortable in what I wear. Sometimes, I would also dress in a more vintage style. For evening wear and formal occasions, I try to (portray) a chic and elegant image.
Has it changed much since you joined Asia’s Next Top Model?
My fashion style is ever-changing as it depends on the occasion and whether there is any dress code or theme provided. I certainly have a better idea (about) how to match my clothes and accessories, thanks to Daniel! I always try to be myself but nothing much has changed with regard to my style of dressing. However, when I go for a job interview or a casting session, I would be more concerned about how I mix and match my outfits.
What does your daily outfit consist of then?
Generally something lightweight as the weather is usually very hot so I like to (wear) a shirt paired with shorts or jeans. If there is an event, I will put on a dress and accessorise with a watch and a pair of earrings to look more elegant. Heels are very important to me so much so that I would still try to wear a pair of kitten heels on normal days.