Singapore — NO ONE WOULD believe these model-wannabes ramp on stage for the first time, for they strut their bodies like a pro, competing against each other neck-to-neck, outperforming one another in each of the five categories during Sunday afternoon’s Dream Top Model 2016 finale here.

But from among the 40 finalists who rocked the stage for the competition, Anthony John Abril Garcia was declared grand winner for the male category, and Janina Espinosa bested 19 other ladies to win the female title. Garcia and Espinosa didn’t only outperformed the 40 finalists but some 400 other hopefuls who signified desires to belong to the Top Model’s roster of talents. (Know more about Garcia and Espinosa in our next posts.)

Dream Top Model Winners JaninaEspinosa and Anthony John Garcia
Dream Top Model Winners Janina Espinosa and Anthony John Garcia greet the audience after the announcement of winners.
Dream Top Model winners - photos walk
The winners greet the crowd.
The winners of Dream Top Model 2016 Janina Espinosa and Anthony John Garcia together with some of the judges including Mister International 2016 Niel Perez.
The winners of Dream Top Model 2016 Janina Espinosa and Anthony John Garcia together with some of the judges including Mister International 2014 Niel Perez.

The competition, which serves as the finale of the five-month long search and training, aimed to find the next set of OFW ambassadors in this country, and would join the growing number of models for Morpheus, a Singapore-based modeling talent hub. Around a thousand spectators, mostly Filipinos working in Singapore, and some locals graced the event. The Philippine Embassy and The Singapore Women’s Association also showed their support to the OFW-organized event.

Aside from the grand winners, the seven-hour long but fabulous competition has successfully named 10 more runners-up who snatched spots in Morpheus. First runners-up Jhon Nathan Macarilao and Kristina Siasico; second runners-up Timo Cruz and Khin Coco; third runners-up Mark Tabalin and Edel Prudencio; fourth runners-up Danny Yahya and Joy Ann San Luis; and fifth runners-up Erwin Kempis and Madel Torre. Also joining the new batch of ambassadors this year are contestants Chester Fernandez and Marlyn Fernandez who were selected by Morpheus for their character during and after the competition.

The whole event is not only fierce and fabulous but also fun. The retro category is super energetic and upbeat, and we all love it to bits. The show is also raining with hot men and women, and this post won’t go without us snapping some shots. It’s Timo Cruz who emerged as second runner-up. More hot photos in our next updates.

Timo Cruz of Dream Top Model
Timo Cruz of Dream Top Model during the sexy outfit competition.
Dream Top Model Category Winners
Dream Top Model Category winners, Morpheus talents, and this blogger after handing them their awards.
Dream Top Model stage
Dream Top Model 2016 hosts face the contestants as they announce the winners of special awards.
The strength behind Dream Top Model
The backbone of Dream Top Model, (from left to rigth): Morpheus’ Dhave dela Cruz, Maria Anthonete Fadallan, Eddy Rosdi, and Arthur Jhake Villanueva.

With this year’s success, Singapore-based OFWs could only expect a bigger and more grandiose event next season.

Hopefuls, you gotta start practicing the catwalk, and yes, start that diet and exercise now as they’re necessary to win the contest that’s gaining popularity here and across Asia’s OFW communities.

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