Our #52 special edition July issue is out, which means the long wait for the unveiling of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 is finally here! Maureen Wroblewitz has managed to defeat all odds and climb her way up to the top of the show, and here she is now, gracing the cover of NYLON Singapore’s special edition issue, photographed by our Editor-in-Chief, Adele Chan.
In this issue, Maureen shares with us her arduous journey as she fights to be the top model on the show, as well as a glimpse into some of the most beautiful holiday and Instagram-worthy islands of her home country, the Philippines, alongside the up-and-coming cafe scene in and out of Manila. You’d want to hop right on the next flight there over the weekend.
Loyal viewers of ASNTM will be thrilled to know that there is so much more than just the weekly photoshoots and petty catfights that you see on-screen. Our cover girl Maureen spills the details behind what actually goes on behind-the-scenes, and how she’s managed to overcome the various obstacles — including being called “just a pretty face” — put in her way and rise to the top.
The Philippines is really more that just their capital city, Manila. Well, not that Manila isn’t exciting; in fact, Maureen has compiled a comprehensive list of five of her favourite cafes there. But should you want to expand your horizons, she takes us on a ride to some of her favourite islands of her home country — which includes the gorgeous islands of Boracay and Baler.
If you’re ever looking for a trusty travel guide while planning your trip to New York City, we’ve go you covered — from luxurious accommodation that’s well worth every penny, to recommended places to dine (and snack) as well as things to do. The Big Apple is truly a bustling place to be. We also managed to shoot a fashion spread there, as well as a Marc Jacobs beauty shoot. Talk about a fulfilling trip!
And to keep in theme with our issue of Models, we check in on the various Asian models who have been making waves on international runways. Come in close, as we delve into the back stories of these up-and-coming models, which includes the likes of Fernanda Ly, Rina Sawayama and Neelam Gill.
Say, if you’re always having problems nailing that perfect Instagram shot — you know what we mean — the tasteful flatlays, the sultry selfies because your cellphone can’t seem to snap pictures that are IG-worthy, rest assured it’s not you, it’s your phone. That’s right, they say beauty can be found anywhere, but they missed out on the part where a quality tool is needed to capture fleeting (or posed…) shots. Here we played with the OPPO R11, together with Hanli Hoefer, where we created those shots that you see on your friend’s curated IG feed. And all right in the backyard of our humble office.
We’ve been pining for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette for the longest time ever, and we most definitely want to dip our eyeshadow brushes in it, pronto. Here, Mae Tan shows us the versatility of the palette, bringing us from a casual everyday look, to a full-blown smokey cat eye.
But wait — before you rush off to grab a copy, we also have installed, a shopping guide to look like an actual mermaid-on-land; just ask our model Aimee Bradshaw-Cheng! She shows us how to rock an easy peasy mermaid-on-land look, with and without the tail. Be forewarned, there’s going to be lots of glitter, lots of sequins, and lots of fun.
Get the #52 special edition July Issue of our magazine, available at Kinokuniya and all good newsstands.