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Tashi Levett Represents NZ at the Asian Supermodel Contest

Kiwi Model Tashi Levett Represents New Zealand at the Asian Supermodel Contest 2017

Look out Saipan – Kiwi model Tashi Levett is representing NEW ZEALAND at Asian Supermodel Contest in December.

For over a decade the Asian Supermodel Contest (ASC) has been on a mission to discover outstanding models in Asia, and around the world, to promote rising superstars and carve out a new fashion image for Asia.

Kiwi model Tashi Levett is on her way to Saipan in the Western Pacific to turn up the smiles, poses, pouts and catwalk attitude she has been honing since she was scouted at age 15.

An island of tropical beauty and intriguing history, Saipan will be filled with a different kind of beauty from this December – the supermodel variety. This year, the ASC will see contestants from China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Saipan, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and India.

Now in its 11th year, the contest is sponsored by China Fashion Association, China Bentley and Guangxi TV, which will broadcast from the event.

The ASC 2017 kicks off December 10 and runs for six days, culminating in the crowning of the winner. But the ASC is not your usual pageant-style competition where entrants must pay their own way. Levett is being flown all expenses paid to Saipan where she will be hosted along with the other contestants for the duration of the ASC.

"I believe the contest will be an amalgamation of performance and personality," says Levett. "I am going into it with an open mind, excited to be immersed in a new cultural reality. I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent Aotearoa and to expand my worldview!"

Levett's agency, Bintang Models & Management, put her forward for the contest. "Tashi was frustrated because she thought her catwalk wasn't good enough," says Director Patric Seng. "I said, Tashi, remember that girl you were when you first started? You were so brave and determined to succeed in this industry. That girl is still in you Tashi, you can make anything possible!"

The ASC grand finale will be held December 16 amidst the futuristic opulence of the Imperial Pacific Resort Hotel Saipan. Fingers crossed that our own Tashi Levett will be among the finalists!


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