|A. Indra, center, won the EDGC grand prize in the "2020 Asia Model Festival FACE of Mongolia" contest on Saturday (local time) at the National Park in Ulaanbaatar. Courtesy of AMFOC|
By Dong Sun-hwa
A. Indra, 13, won the EDGC grand prize in the "2020 Asia Model Festival FACE of Mongolia" contest on Saturday (local time) at the National Park in Ulaanbaatar.
The teenager, 178 centimeters tall, rocked the runway with her Oriental beauty and a winsome smile.
"I will enthusiastically learn Korean and give good performances in FACE of ASIA in Seoul," she said. "I also want to walk the international runway."
FACE of ASIA is the largest model-hunt platform in Asia. It is a part of the 15th Asia Model Festival (AMF) scheduled for June 2020 in Seoul.
Five out of 32 Mongolian contestants ― S. Selengesuren, B. Khaliun, D. Davaalham, M. Bolat and A. Indra ― advanced to the FACE of ASIA. The judges included Yang Eui-sig, chairman of the Asia Model Festival Organizing Committee (AMFOC,) Kang Ha-ra, head of FACE of Central Asia, Shin Sang-chul, CEO of EDGC, Mongolian top model G. Oyungerel, designer D. Enkhmaa of Queen Fashion House, FACE of ASIA 2012 winner D. Bayartogtokh, and March Studio's chief photographer B. Boldbaatar.
"I hope 'FACE of Mongolia' can be the gateway to world stage for the Mongolian models," Yang Eui-sig said.
China, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Arabia, Bangladesh and Taiwan will send models to Seoul.
AMFOC will hold the next local contest, FACE of Korea, on October 13 in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province.
|A. Indra poses on the runway. Courtesy of AMFOC|
|Contestants walk the runway. Courtesy of AMFOC|
|Five models advanced to the FACE of ASIA. Courtesy of AMFOC|