Supermodel Me

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Created by Karen Seah
Presented by Charmaine Harn (1-2)
Lisa Selesner (3-)
Judges Lisa Selesner (3-)
Ase Wang (3-)
Dominic Lau (3-)
Theme music composer Dave Tan
Country of origin Singapore (1-3)
Hong Kong (4)
Malaysia (5)
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 12 per season
Running time 21-23 minutes(season 1)
60 minutes(current)
Original network AXN Asia (season 1)
KIX (season 2-3)
Diva Universal (season 4-5)
Original release June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16) – present
External links

Supermodelme is a multi-platform reality series in which 12 aspiring models of Asian heritage compete for a chance to launch their career in the fashion industry.

Created by Karen Seah and produced by Refinery Media, Supermodelme has run for three seasons and received nominations for "Best Cross-Platform Content" at the Asian Television Awards 2012[1] and "Best Non-Fiction" at the International Digital Emmy Awards in 2013.[2]

The series was hosted by Singaporean model Charmaine Harn in its first two seasons. VJ and international Supermodel Lisa Selesner assumed the role of host from the third season onwards.

Show format[edit]

Seasons 1 and 2 were 30-minute episodes and in Season 3, the show graduated to 60-minute episodes on cable, although on MediaCorp Channel 5, 30-minute episodes were specially produced. Throughout the series, the contestants are housed together under one roof and made to go through a series of tasks and photo-challenges, most of which bear a strong sporting and competitive angle. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated before a panel of judges until the winning model is chosen from a final three.

Supermodelme: Femme Fatale

Transmedia presence[edit]

Supermodelme is an English language multi-platform, reality-based entertainment programme available across television, the internet and on mobile.. Along with weekly television episodes, viewers can follow online webisodes that feature behind-the-scenes footage, extended footage and deleted scenes. Mobile content ranges from introductory biographies of the models to weekly "Confessional" videos. Supermodelme's cross-platform efforts earned it a nomination and "Highly Commended" position for "Best Cross-Platform Content" at the Asian Television Awards 2012,[1] coming in behind CNN-IBN's "The Citizen Journalist Show".

Other technology integration[edit]

In 2010, Supermodelme became the first television showout of Asia to ink a deal with popular location-based application Foursquare.[3] The collaboration saw the integration of brands such as DKNY Jeans, with followers of the branded Supermodelme game rewarded with discounts for every virtual ‘Check-In’. In 2011, Refinery Media entered into a partnership with Google’s YouTube[4] to distribute Supermodelme content on its site. Refinery Media also pioneered the use of “Hyperspot technology” with its integration into the show’s website[5] The use of “Hyperspot technology” on allowed viewers to attain immediate information and access to whatever brands, products etc. they saw on screen while watching content on the website.

Episodic breakdown[edit]

Sports & Action

Each episode, the models undertake a sports or action-oriented task that pits them against one another in a bid to determine one winner. The winner may receive prizes, rewards or in some cases, extra camera shots or time in their Photo Challenges. Following each task is a Photo Challenge, which is the key elimination element of the show. Here, the contestants are given a set number of camera shots to obtain their best picture for judging. The photo shoots require the utilization of skills acquired from the respective preceding physical tasks. After the photo challenge is over, the contestants will face Supermodelme’s celebrity judging panel that will provide feedback on their performance and photographs and proceed to eliminate one contestant.

Series evolution[edit]

Season 1 of Supermodelme was initially produced for online consumption with 20 webisodes of 10 - 12 minute lengths and was broadcast on the website The show was subsequently picked up by cable channel AXN,[6] reformatted for television broadcast and shown in 27 countries.

Season 2 saw Lionsgate's Celestial Tiger Entertainment co-produce Supermodelme for television broadcast in high definition. Weekly 30-minute episodes debuted on KIX and MediaCorp while the series retained its digital content and transmedia presence with accompanying webisodes and mobisodes.

Season 3 of Supermodelme was co-produced through a tri-party deal between Celestial Tiger Entertainment, MediaCorp TV and Refinery Media. It saw the introduction of Lisa S., a new host.

Season 4 and 5 have aired.


In 2010 Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the Asian arm of Lionsgate, entered into a partnership with Refinery Media to produce Season 2 and 3 of Supermodelme while additionally securing the rights to broadcast Season 1.

It was announced in 2012 that Supermodelme would make its first foray into China through Sohu and Qiyi and the United States via MYX TV, with the network purchasing the rights to all three seasons of the series.[7] In addition, Supermodelme announced in July 2012 a collaboration with Audi Fashion Festival (AFF) 2013[8] - the largest annual fashion event in Singapore.


Season Season Premier Date Host Winner Runner-up Contestants Judges Other Cameos
1 June 16, 2009 (Web) Charmaine Harn Evelyn Leckie Australia Christabel Campbell Singapore Helen Swale Australia, Emilia Soh Singapore, Yuen Sze Jia Malaysia, Ciara Schmalfeld United States, Jenny Fuglsang South Korea, Fiona Thomas Australia, Anna Syuhada Malaysia, Kathlene McKinney Thailand Charmaine Harn, Geoff Ang, Jeanette Ejlersen, Olivier Henry, Andrew Tan, Elaine Daly, David Gan, Frederick Lee, Marcus A. C, Lee Zhaun, Patrick Sin, Rizal Ahyar, Rick Tan, Furqan Saini. Invy Ng, Roy Sng, Misha Hajab, Jeremiah Ang, Irene Ang, Zhang Jingna, Grace Lee, Rebecca Tan, Keith Png.
2 17 March 2011 (KIX) Charmaine Harn Avalon Hona Halaho Australia Kym Toussaint Australia Nikki Niu China (quit), Syakella Jazmyn Malaysia, Roshni Soin Singapore, Anny Lou China, Emiko Thein Singapore, Kiani Lee Australia, Elizabeth Moulden Australia, Tanja Widing Thailand, Nattakorn "Rosie" Choovichian Thailand, Melinda Widjanarko Indonesia Charmaine Harn, Olivier Henry, Nadya Hutagalung, Antonia Chang, Paul Foster, Amber Chia, Elisabeth Gwee, Deborah Henry, Terence Lee, Lee Zhuan, Rebecca Tan, Kim Robinson, Furqan Saini, Grego Oh, Gaile Lai. Geoff Ang, Hector Zhuo, Rizal Ahyar, Eric Ng, Mitch Chilson, Invy Ng, Norman Tang, Emmanuel Stroobant, K Hon, Fadli Rahman, Brendan Zhang, Wee Chee.
3 13 March 2012 Lisa Selesner Tiffany Warne Australia Nansi Sanya Thailand Petrina Ann Singapore, Lynn Yang Wolf Myanmar (disqualified), Lila Swain Australia, Charlotte Beck Thailand, Danielle Lim Singapore, Isabelle Du Vietnam, Venus Hung Hong Kong, Deanna Ibrahim Malaysia, Jacqueline Milner Philippines, Asha Cuthbert Hong Kong Lisa Selesner, Ase Wang,Dominic Lau, Sharon Lim, Deborah Henry, Wykidd Song, Marcus A. C, Junita Simon, Jennifer Tse, Joanne Peh, Utt, Qi Qi, Elisabeth Gwee, Rebecca Lim, Ana R, Lum May Yee, Danielle Graham, Daniel Boey, Cindy Bishop, Kevin Ou. Mitch Chilson, Alvin Tang, Aaron Wang, Tan Wei Shen, Alan Lim, Joel Lim, Aarika Lee, Kevin Lester.
4 18 November 2013 (DIVA) Lisa Selesner Katherine Rigby Hong Kong Sasha Quahe Singapore Karina Curlewis Philippines, Stephanie Shen China, Chloe LaneThailand, Georgie Millar Malaysia, Ashleigh Martin Singapore, Dominique Nguyen Vietnam, Roelene Coleman India, Yumika Hoskin Japan, Lilly Nguyen Vietnam, Ying Liu China Lisa S, Ase Wang, Dominic Lau, Kim Robinson, Kevin Ou, Gordon Lam, Qi Qi, Queenie Chu, Jennifer Tse, Zing, Ananda Everingham, Carmen Soo, Alvin Goh Leah McQueen, Olaf Mueller, Earl Wan, Ka On, Gordon Lund, Ike Eichensehr, Sean Lee Davis, Jason Lee Coates, Harry Lam
5 24 November 2014 (DIVA) Lisa Selesner Alexandria Brouhard South Korea Gabriela Leonardo Japan Nadia Christian South Korea, Francine Zauner Indonesia, Irish Ong Philippines, Kea Lee Malaysia, Nicole Söderström Thailand, Jasmine Ng Philippines, Sharin Keong Singapore, Shi Lim Singapore, Victoria Blom Thailand, Rafaella Leonardo Japan Lisa S, Ase Wang, Dominic Lau

Season 1[edit]

The winner will receive a cover spread of Her World and a cash prizes of $10.000


(Ages stated are at time of contest)

From Contestant Age Outcome Place
 Australia Helen Swale 22 Episode 2 10
 Singapore Emilia Soh 20 Episode 3 9
 Malaysia Yuen Sze Jia 22 Episode 4 8
 United States Ciara Schmalfeld 22 Episode 5 7
 South Korea Jenny Fuglsang 20 Episode 6 6
 Australia Fiona Thomas 23 Episode 7 5
 Malaysia Anna Syuhada 22 Episode 8 4
 Thailand Kathlene McKinney 17 Episode 10 3
 Singapore Christabel Campbell 21 2
 Australia Evelyn Leckie 17 1

Results table[edit]

Place Model Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10
10 Helen SAFE OUT
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition

Season 3[edit]

The winner will receive an international modelling contract and a cash prizes of $20.000


(Ages stated are at time of contest)[9]

From Contestant Age Height Outcome Place
 Singapore Petrina Ann 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Episode 1 12
 Myanmar Lynn Yang Wolf 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Episode 3 11 (DQ)
 Australia Lila Swain 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Episode 3 10
 Thailand Charlotte Beck 22 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Episode 4 9
 Singapore Danielle Lim 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Episode 5 8
 Vietnam Isabelle Du 26 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in) Episode 6 7
 Hong Kong Venus Hung 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Episode 7 6
 Malaysia Deanna Ibrahim 27 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Episode 8 5
 Philippines Jacqueline Milner 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Episode 10 4
 Hong Kong Asha Cuthbert 20 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Episode 11 3
 Thailand Nansi Sanya 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) 2
 Australia Tiffany Leigh Warne 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 1

Call-out order[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Deanna Charlotte Tiffany Tiffany Tiffany Jacqueline Tiffany Jacqueline Jacqueline Tiffany Tiffany
2 Jacqueline Asha Nansi Asha Nansi Asha Asha Tiffany Tiffany Asha Nansi
3 Nansi Lynn Isabelle Deanna Venus Deanna Nansi Asha Nansi Nansi Asha
4 Isabelle Lila Charlotte Nansi Deanna Nansi Jacqueline Nansi Asha Jacqueline
5 Venus Isabelle Venus Isabelle Jacqueline Venus Deanna Deanna
6 Asha Jacqueline Jacqueline Venus Asha Tiffany Venus
7 Lynn Nansi Asha Danielle Isabelle Isabelle
8 Danielle Danielle Danielle Jacqueline Danielle
9 Tiffany Venus Lila Charlotte
10 Lila Tiffany Lynn
11 Charlotte Deanna
12 Petrina
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was disqualified from the competition
     The contestant was originally eliminated from the competition but was saved
     The contestant won the competition

Season 4: Femme Fatale[edit]


(Ages stated are at time of contest)[10]

From Contestant Age Height Outcome
 Philippines Karina Curlewis 22 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Eliminated in Episode 1
 China Stephanie Shen 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Eliminated in Episode 2
 Thailand Chloe Lane 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Eliminated in Episode 3
 Malaysia Georgie Millar 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Eliminated in Episode 4
 Singapore Ashleigh Martin 22 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 5
 Vietnam Dominique Nguyen 24 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 7
 India Roelene Coleman 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Eliminated in Episode 8
 Japan Yumika Hoskin 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Eliminated in Episode 9
 Vietnam Lilly Nguyen 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 10
 China Ying Liu 25 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 2nd Runner-up
 Singapore Sasha Quahe 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Runner-up
 Hong Kong Katherine Rigby 22 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Winner

Call-out order[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
1 Ying Katherine Ying Lilly Lilly Katherine Yumika Sasha Lilly Sasha Katherine
2 Roelene Lilly Katherine Yumika Roelene Sasha Sasha Ying Katherine Katherine Sasha
3 Katherine Ying Ashleigh Sasha Ying Roelene Ying Katherine Sasha Ying Ying
4 Ashleigh Georgie Lilly Roelene Yumika Dominique Lilly Yumika Ying Lilly
5 Lilly Dominique Roelene Ying Katherine Ying Katherine Lilly Yumika
6 Sasha Ashleigh Dominique Dominique Dominique Yumika Roelene Roelene
7 Yumika Sasha Yumika Ashleigh Sasha Lilly Dominique
8 Chloe Chloe Sasha Katherine Ashleigh
9 Dominique Yumika Georgie Georgie
10 Georgie Roelene Chloe
11 Stephanie Stephanie
12 Karina
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was originally eliminated from the competition but was saved
     The contestant won the competition

Season 5: Sirens[edit]

(Ages stated are at time of contest)[10]

From Contestant Age Height Outcome
 South Korea Nadia Christian 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Eliminated in Episode 1
 Indonesia Francine Zauner 21 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Eliminated in Episode 2
 Philippines Irish Ong 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Eliminated in Episode 3
 Malaysia Kea Lee 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 4
 Thailand Nicole Söderström 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Eliminated in Episode 5
 Philippines Jasmine Ng 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 6
 Singapore Sharin Keong 22 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 7
 Singapore Shi Lim 25 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 9
 Thailand Victoria Blom 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Eliminated in Episode 10
 Japan Rafaella Leonardo 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 2nd Runner-up
 Japan Gabriela Leonardo 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Runner-up
 South Korea Alexandria Brouhard 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Winner

Call-out order[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
1 Alexandria Rafaella Victoria Jasmine Gabriela Gabriela Alexandria Shi Gabriela Rafaella Alexandria
2 Gabriela Alexandria Gabriela Nicole Victoria Alexandria Gabriela Rafaella Alexandria Alexandria Gabriela
3 Sharin Sharin Rafaella Shi Alexandria Rafaella Rafaella Alexandria Rafaella Gabriela Rafaella
4 Rafaella Victoria Alexandria Alexandria Shi Sharin Victoria Gabriela Victoria Victoria
5 Victoria Irish Shi Gabriela Rafaella Victoria Shi Victoria Shi
6 Shi Gabriela Jasmine Victoria Jasmine Shi Sharin
7 Jasmine Shi Nicole Rafaella Sharin Jasmine
8 Irish Kea Kea Sharin Nicole
9 Kea Nicole Sharin Kea
10 Francine Jasmine Irish
11 Nicole Francine
12 Nadia
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was originally eliminated from the competition but was saved
     The contestant won the competition


Supermodelme has distribution in 13 countries across the globe with a television reach of about 30 million people.

Country Provider
Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5, Singtel Mio TV, Celestial Tiger, KIX
Malaysia Astro, Celestial Tiger, KIX
Korea Celestial Tiger, KIX
Philippines Skycable, Celestial Tiger, KIX
Indonesia Indovision, Centrin TV, Skynindo, Groovia TV, Aora, OkeVision, Celestial Tiger, KIX
Cambodia Celestial Tiger, KIX
Vietnam Celestial Tiger, KIX
Thailand bbtv, 1-Sky, Celestial Tiger, KIX
Hong Kong TVB Pearl, bbtv, now TV
USA DIRECTV, Myx TV, RCN, Time Warner Cable, Cox

Key publicity garnered[edit]

Title Publication Country
Refinery Media Scores Coup with Foursquare Deal SGEntreprenuers Singapore
Singapore deal for Foursquare ZDNet Asia Singapore
Foursquare Inks Refinery Media Deal in Singapore USATODAY United States
Models on a Role The New Paper Singapore
See Asians work it on catwalk[11] AsiaOne Singapore
SupermodelMe – Asia's no holds barred model competition XinMsn Singapore
Excuse me, are you a model? HerWorld Singapore
Singapore models vie in online show[12] The Straits Times Urban Singapore
Model Christabel Campbell says why she loves tweeting The Straits Times Singapore
Christabel Campbell says: Never say NEVER The New Paper Singapore
Let The Net Fight Begin The New Paper Singapore
Hey Good Looking The Straits Times Urban Singapore
Get me home by 2am The Straits Times Singapore
Evelyn Leckie Crowned Her World Singapore
The Bag Page The Straits Times Urban Singapore
Run(a)way Success Her World Singapore
Model competition instant hit Campaign Asia Singapore
'Supermodelme 2': What it takes to become Asia's next top model CNNGo United States
Real Drama The New Paper Singapore
A Moment with... Hong Kong Supermodel Qi Qi[13] Lifestyle Asia Singapore
Lisa S is the new host of Supermodelme Season 3! XinMsn Singapore
Hong Kong’s top model cannot stay in Singapore Lianhe Zaobao Singapore
Wolf ratted out by rival[14] The New Paper Singapore
Hard to be a model Berita Harian Singapore
Star secrets to office appeal[15] Singapore Women’s Weekly Singapore
Model Ways ELLE Singapore
Supermodelme Lisa CLEO Singapore
MH Woman: Tiffany Leigh Warne[16] Men’s Health Singapore
5 questions with... Supermodelme's Tiffany Warne[17] XinMsn Singapore


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