Jessica Amornkuldilok arrives in the lobby of the Centara Grand hotel in a fitted tartan shirt and a pair of jeans, oblivious to the need to pose for a photo shoot. Once the wardrobe problem was solved, thanks to an urgent loan from the Panumas boutique at the hotel, Jessica doesn't waste a minute. Her eyes pierce the camera, she works the outfit and dominates every single snap effortlessly, living up to her title as the first winner of the famous reality programme Asia's Next Top Model.
"It was the best thing that ever happened to me," says Jessica.
The 27-year-old half-German, half-Thai model triumphed over 13 girls from the Asia-Pacific region in the three-month competition, the Asian offshoot of the model-search reality show franchise created by US supermodel Tyra Banks. Banks joined the judging panel for the final episode.
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