Even in a casual black V-neck T-shirt and a pair of jeans, when fashion photographer and former model Todd Anthony Tyler walks down to the hotel's lounge for an interview, all eyes are on him.
Bangkok is unfamiliar to Tyler, but his recent visit was rather special as he promoted his new journey into showbiz. At the end of this month, Asian audiences will get a weekly treat from the handsome photographer on their television screens, as Tyler is going to appear as a resident snapper and share the judging panel with other fashion gurus in the upcoming Asia's Next Top Model, a version of the US reality programme that was founded by American supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks.
"There was a time I got asked an interesting question about Asia's Next Top Model - 'You're not Asian, so what are you doing on the show?'," says the Canadian-born fashion photographer who has established his studio in one of Asia's leading fashion capitals, Shanghai.
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