Joey Mead-King

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Joey Mead-King
Born Manila, Philippines
Occupation Television personality, fashion lifestyle host, runway coach, model mentor
Modeling information
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)

Joey Mead King is a television personality, fashion lifestyle host, runway coach and is the model mentor/co-judge on popular reality show, Asia's Next Top Model. And she is well known as a judge in Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 2) and Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 3).


Mead was born in the Philippines. Her mother, Josephine del Pilar-Mead, is a Filipina. Her biological father is of Iranian descent.[1] When she was 4, she and her mother settled Adelaide, Australia, with her Australian stepfather Leslie Bertram Mead. She was raised in South Australia till her early teen years, started her modelling career at in Manila then eventually moving to Bangkok and Hong Kong. Already picking up Australian and American accent tones from living in Australia and Asia, Joey has adapted her talent of imitating accents in work, making her a popular live & voice talent. Able to switch from Filipino, Australian, South African, American to British accents.

Currently based in the Philippines,[citation needed] Mead can speak basic Tagalog and understands Tagalog.


She was a video jockey for Channel [V] International in Hong Kong from 1996 to 2000. With over 30 Philippine magazine covers, she has done numerous TV commercials, Ad campaigns & magazine covers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia. She has lived & worked in New York as a Ford model and is currently with Ford Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Joey Mead King was the first Philippine model to lead in a Head & shoulders shampoo commercial, and a Lexus car commercial both aired in the United States and Canada.

In 2008, a photo of Mead wearing the Philippine flag as a body suit in a magazine cover caused an uproar in local media. In defense, Mead said:

Yes, I wore a representation of the Philippine flag on a magazine cover. This image for me is something that is inspiring, the same way sports brands have produced their Philippine flag-inspired track sports jackets and limited edition shoes. It is the same logic why people put Philippine flag or map tattoos on their bodies...

When you’ve done as many magazine covers as I have, you’d want to do something that meant more to you — this means a lot to me, it represents my work, and I’m not embarrassed about the female form. I wanted to make a statement. I wanted to be part of something that breaks the “rules” and provoke people to think and feel...[1]

Moving back to Singapore in 2005 to work on entertainment show Ebuzz on AXN channel, Joey has interviewed Hollywood celebrities such as Keanu Reeves, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes just to name a few.

2006 Joey hosted World Cup series in Singapore for StarHub

2008 she started work as a HBO presenter till 2009. Moving back to the Philippines in 2007 Joey married Philippine/Chinese business man Ian King.

Joeys hosting skills make her one of Asias most sought out female hosts for lifestyle, corporate, red carpet and live interviews.

Also an animal advocate for PAWS Philippines, Joey is a supporter of animal rights and anti animal cruelty.

2012 It was announced that she will be the model mentor and co-judge in the first cycle of the show Asia's Next Top Model.


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