Anne Curtis and Francis Libiran for ANTM
America’s Next Top Model has been doing really good things for Filipino designers and this time our very own Anne Curtis gets to share this chance and celebrity photographer Mark Nicdao. Apparently Tyra Banks chose Francis to create gowns specifically for a shoot that will be featured on the show. UPDATE: According to sources the said episode will air on April 25 in the US via the CW channel and in the Philippines on April 30 via cable channel ETC. Anne Curtis on the other hand was hand-picked by the Pinoy designer as a model because according to him, Anne “represents a perfect Filipina.”
Anne, meanwhile is very glad that she got chosen by Francis because she really likes his designs and that most of her gowns when she was just starting in the business was made by Francis.
“I’d do anything for him. Back then when I was just starting in the industry, he made all the beautiful dresses that I wore in special events in my life,” said Anne.
Here are the designs Francis created for the segment. What do you guys think?
Celebrity Filipino photographer, Mark Nicdao did the glamour shoot. According to America’s Next Top Model producer, fellow Filipino Michael Carandang, this will be the first time that the works of a Pinoy photographer will be exhibited in ANTM. Carandang is very happy for the talents of Filipino designers. Before Francis, Filipino designers like Michael Cinco and Oliver Tolentino have penetrated ANTM after their creations were featured in a number of episodes of the show last year.
Tyra Banks was also one of the Best-Dressed during the annual Blossom Ball in New York wore a gown made by Libiran.
Let’s do this PINOYs! Kudos to everyone who took part in this very promising project. Let’s show the world what the Philippines can offer. 🙂