FOX Networks Group’s original production Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5 (AsNTM5), which premiered earlier this month, saw a record-breaking response from viewers across Asia.
AsNTM5 did not disappoint loyal followers, with chart-topping viewership in multiple countries. Online engagement from the show’s dedicated fanbase has proven to be at an all-time high across all key social media platforms.
Now in its fifth season, the show is showing no signs of slowing down, particularly in Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia, where the season 5 premiere was the highest-rated debut of all seasons on Star World.
In the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, the premiere telecast of AsNTM5 made Star World the #1 Western general entertainment pay channel, while Thailand made Fox the #1 regional general entertainment channel in that timeslot.
Unprecedented levels of social engagement were recorded in the week leading up to the premiere with 20,606,923 impressions and 745,666 engagements across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The highest levels of engagement on Facebook came from the Philippines and Indonesia, with new territories such as Vietnam showing significantly higher levels of engagement.
The AsNTM5 online community continues to grow at an impressive rate. Facebook has seen a 39 per cent increase over the last season to more than 687,000 fans, while the Instagram following has grown more than 18 per cent to almost 140,000 fans over the same period.
Asia’s Next Top Model is a reality series based on the popular Top Model franchise from America. Featuring models from the entire Far East region, this fifth season is hosted by Asian supermodel Cindy Bishop from Thailand, and is presented by main sponsors Subaru, Sunway, Zalora and Maybelline.
Expect the unexpected with AsNTM5, airing every Wednesday at 9pm on on Star World (Astro channel 711 and 722 HD). For exclusive news and updates on the show, visit www.asntm.com/, and follow AsNTM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
AFTER taking a two-year break from the spotlight, Reza Mohamed is ready to get back into the action. The 38-year-old TV host, whose full name is Syaiful Reza Mohamed, became a household name after participating in Season 3 of the Astro hit talent reality show Akademi Fantasia in 2005, the year which saw the phenomenal Mawi winning the champion title.
The break, however, was only from the public eye. He continued doing work related to entertainment on a freelance basis.
“Yes, it’s been a while. For the last couple of years, I have devoted myself to doing work behind the scenes. I did some voice-overs and copywriting. Honestly, it felt refreshing staying away for a bit. I guess I needed that space to reflect.
“I didn’t really miss the hectic schedule, but I do miss hosting and going on air,” admits Reza, who was a radio announcer with ERA FM for five years and later Suria FM for three years, before the break.
“Even when I was with the radio stations, I was doing voice-over work, a job introduced to me by Cikgu Marlia (Datin Marlia Musa who was one of the professional trainers for AF3 and also a notable voice-over talent in the country).
“Doing voice-over work is fun but tiring too. Just imagine, at one time, I had to do the voices for 13 characters! Anyway, I count my blessings as I could still earn a living while on this supposed ‘break’,” adds Reza, who also hosted Astro Ria’s Durian Runtuh and Kelab Pop, and acted in Bade Azmi’s 2006 movie Malaikat Maut.
“I’m ready to be on stage and in front of the camera again.”
KONSERT NOVA 2017
In August, Reza will be the emcee at Konsert Nova 2017, an event organised by Suasana Enak which features popular local and Indonesian artistes such as Judika, Cakra Khan, Syahrini, Dayang Nurfaizah, Azlan Typewriter and Faizal Tahir. The concert, set for Aug 5, will take place at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam.
The concert, to mark the 60th anniversary of relations between Malaysia and Indonesia, will showcase 25 songs. The artistes will be backed by a 25-piece orchestra, led by music producer Aubrey Suwito.
For details, go to www.konsertnova.com or follow the concert’s official social media accounts at Instagram and Facebook (@ konsertnova).
I’m ready to be on stage and in front of the camera again.