2 Pinoys in Fit for Fashion
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - October 7, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Fit for Fashion, the first-of-its-kind reality TV series, has unveiled its cast of 12 international contestants at a glitzy event in Kuala Lumpur.

The contestants will be competing for the $100,000 top prize and the series will premiere across Asia on StarWorld come Oct. 16.

The contestants live and work in Asia in countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong and the Philippines. However, many also originally come from further afield with the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and Russia all being represented.

The contestants include Vanessa Ammann, 25, from Cebu and currently a mermaid coach; Fred Burnard, 36, who lives in Boracay, but is originally from South Africa; Citra Corrigan, 33, from Australia and who currently lives in Singapore; and Jerald Foo, 27, born and bred in Singapore.

Chelsey Hall, 27, is from the UK, but currently lives in Boracay, where she runs a charity called Babies of Boracay; Matthew Kosub, 28, is an Australian and was working as an actor at Universal Studios in Singapore for the past year; and Andrew McCarthy, 26, is half-American and half-Chinese, raised in Hong Kong and is starting an electronics company, clothing line and alcoholic drinks company.

Shiva Nithiabala, 37, is a businessman from Malaysia and has just returned to the country after spending 13 years working in Mongolia; Kristina Pakhomova, 22, is a Singapore-based Russian actress/model; Hema Lata Veerasamy, 25, is a medical graduate from Malaysia who can speak five languages; Ming Wolf, 19, is show’s youngest competitor, of German/Burmese descent and a student in Singapore studying Interior Design; and Rusty Thompson, 32, a Filipino-American who has served in the US Army and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in New York.

These 12 contestants, plucked from all walks of life, will face a range of fitness and fashion challenges which will push them to their limits over the course of the show’s 10 episodes. They will be guided all the way by Fit for Fashion’s team of celebrity judges — Louise Roe (host), Christine Bullock (trainer), Mitch Chilson (trainer) and Todd Anthony Tyler (fashion photographer).

Fit for Fashion is produced by Imagine Group in partnership with Fitness First and in collaboration with Fox International Channels (FIC), and will be broadcast on FIC’s leading female oriented channel, StarWorld. Imagine Group, producer of other hit shows such as The Contender Asia, The Biggest Loser Asia, The Challenger and The Apartment has also brought on board a variety of other sponsors and supporters who will be contributing to the show’s success.

The contestants will use Fitness First’s training principles and innovative new training programs to help them get fitter and go further than they (and the audience) thought possible. The UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign and Shopping is GREAT pillar are sponsoring the fashion element of the show.

For details on the show, visit www.fitforfashion.tv.

 

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