Archive | October, 2005

Ford Supermodel Contest

28 Oct


Ford Supermodel contest

Zoom, the glamour and lifestyle television channel in association with L’Oreal Paris has announced the Indian Round of the Ford Models Supermodel of the World.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Upen Roop Rai, COO of Zoom, said, “It is indeed a privilege for Zoom to be associated with Indian leg of the esteemed Ford Supermodel Contest. So far Zoom has successfully given you insights into the lives of some of biggest stars of India, now we will unfold various stages of the contest. From the stringent training process to the grooming and eventually all the excitement of the final contest, Zoom will take you through all of it.”

Ford models has always been ahead of its time and launched their first international model search in 1980. Their 90’s search evolved into “Supermodel of the World”.

The Ford Models Supermodel of the World Contest is currently spread across over 50 countries, making it one of the most respected model hunts in the world. The top award for the contest is a cash prize of $ 250,000 and a contract with Ford Models.

Founder Ellen Ford and her daughter Katie Ford take personal interest in every minute detail of the contest. This is said to be one of the key reasons that the Ford Models Supermodel of the World continues to be one of the most respected contests on International platform. The models found in the Supermodel of the World search have graced the covers of the most prominent magazines and appeared in a good number of hi-profile campaigns.

Hollywood stars

Ford has launched some of the most glamorous faces in the world, many of whom have become successful Hollywood stars and illustrious models. Sharon Stone, Christy Turlington, Kim Basinger, Melaine Griffith, Brooke Shields, Rahel Hunter, Jerry Hall and her daughter Elizabeth Jagger are a few famous faces launched by The Ford Agency.


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Celebrity Couple Win Top Awards In The Same Ballroom Where They Will Wed In 4 Weeks

24 Oct

SINGAPORE: Wedding gifts came early for celebrity couple Jamie Yeo and Glenn Ong last Friday. They both snagged trophies at the second Singapore Radio Awards, which saw 36 awards given out to radio personalities and their stations.

Jamie, 28, who won the Favourite Radio Personality and the Carlsberg Friendliest Radio Personality Award for 987FM, said: “I’m so surprised and happy right now, but I’m actually quite worried about my (white bustier) dress falling!”

Incidentally, Jamie and Class 95FM deejay Glenn’s wedding will also be held at the same venue – the Shangri-La Hotel Island Ballroom – on Nov 19. The couple signed their Registry of Marriages papers at the New Creation Church at Suntec City last December.

“It’s going to be very romantic, with a red and gold theme throughout,” gushed Jamie about her Saturday wedding.

“I’ve already got my dress designed by one of the up-and-coming local designers, who also made the dress I’m wearing tonight. It’s got a really ‘princess-y’ feel to it.”

Glenn, 35, expressed shock over his win for Radio Personality of the Year – Media’s Choice.

“It didn’t register for a moment when they announced my name just now,” he said. “This year’s win certainly made up for last year’s embarrassing incident where I walked away empty-handed. Jamie and I are going home happy tonight.”

MediaCorp deputy group chief executive officer Shaun Seow paid tribute to deejays at the awards.

“A radio deejay’s job isn’t just about talking and playing music. You may have millions of listeners, but you talk to each listener as if there is just that one person who matters in the whole universe,” he said.

Brian Richmond, 58, would have agreed. The veteran Gold 90.5FM deejay received the Lifetime Achievement Award after 34 years in the business. He was also featured in the first instalment of Today’s weekly ICONS series.

“I started out for the love of radio and I never expected this,” he said. “This is certainly the icing on the cake – it’s a bonus.

“It means so much to me right now.” – TODAY

Channel News Asia

Konsert Amal Mawi Dan Busana Muslimah

23 Oct

Penyanyi Mawi akan melancarkan album solonya pada satu majlis gilang-gemilang sempena Malam Fabricganza Islamic Fashon Wear 2005 pada 16 November ini, di Dewan Merdeka, Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) pukul 8 malam.

Majlis makan malam bersama pencinta seni dan orang-orang kenamaan anjuran D’Reka Batik Sdn. Bhd. Ia diadakan bertujuan untuk mengetengahkan fesyen berunsur Islam bagi diserapkan kepada orang ramai khususnya di kalangan selebriti popular yang menjadi idola generasi muda.

Dengan penampilan khas Mawi yang akan mendendangkan lagu-lagu terbaru daripada album solonya, diharap akan menarik minat ramai menghadiri majlis tersebut.

Selain Mawi, majlis tersebut turut diwarnai dengan pertunjukan busana Muslimah yang direka istimewa oleh D’Reka Batik. Turut memperagakan ialah Datuk Sarimah dan Noor Kumalasari.

Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia turut menyumbang tenaga untuk majlis amal ini dengan menampilkan persembahan Nostalgia Rindu. Beberapa orang artis veteran turut menjayakannya.

Mereka terdiri daripada Datuk Maria Menado, Aziz Satar, Ahmad Fauzee dan artis terkenal akan berganding bahu untuk mengadakan persembahan khas ini.

Menurut Pengarah Urusan D’Reka Batik, Noor Fatimah yang juga pengerusi dan pengelola majlis amal ini, ia dijayakan dengan kerjasama Maestro dan Kelab Sahabat Mawi.

Mereka yang berminat untuk berhibur sambil menderma menjayakan usaha murni ini bolehlah membuat tempahan meja RM5,000 dan RM3,000 untuk 10 orang atau individu RM300 seorang dan kerusi galeri RM50 seorang.

Keterangan lanjut sila hubungi Noor Fatimah, D’Reka Batik Sdn. Bhd. atau Anieda untuk tempahan di talian 03-42514560/03-42514561.

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Kumpulan Too Phat Kembali

16 Oct

Apa yang pasti sebarang khabar angin yang mengatakan kumpulan tersebut berpecah tidak benar.

Kini Malique dan Joe Flizzow tampil dengan album terbaru selepas 360 Degree iaitu Rebirth Into Reality.

Semua persoalan tentang di mana dan kenapa Too Phat menghilangkan diri pada 2004 itu rupa-rupanya terjawab dalam album keempat itu.

Dalam diam-diam kedua-dua anak muda tersebut mencurahkan masa dan tenaga menggarap album itu.

Sememangnya mereka bekerja keras dan bak kata pepatah, diam-diam mereka adalah berisi. Rebirth Into Reality adalah album kembar yang mengandungi 30 buah lagu.

Ia memuatkan kolaborasi Too Phat bersama artis Asia seperti Inul Darastista (Indonesia), Machi (Taiwan), Joey Boy (Thailand), Kyla (Filipina) dan Parking Lot Pimp (Singapura).

Artis tempatan juga tidak ketinggalan turut serta dalam album tersebut seperti Akbar, Phlowtron, KLG Sqwad dan Wordsmith.

Tentu saja gabungan yang disebut-sebut ramai adalah bersama penyanyi nombor satu Malaysia iaitu Siti Nurhaliza untuk lagu Dua Dunia dan Million Miles dalam versi Inggeris.

Single pertama Too Phat iaitu SNAP adalah lagu yang menggambarkan kehidupan kedua-dua anak muda itu. Antara lagu lain yang dimuatkan dalam album itu adalah On and On, Love That’s True, Most Beautiful Girl dan How Me Seksi.

Lagu yang dimuatkan dalam cakera padat Reality adalah Showtime, KL, Perhitung, Engine #9 dan The Choice Is Yours.

Sememangnya kelahiran album tersebut dapat mengubat kerinduan hati peminat kumpulan yang berbakat itu.

Majlis pelancaran album tersebut diadakan bersama pelancaran koleksi musim luruh 2005 jam tangan Marc Ecko di sebuah pusat hiburan ibu kota baru-baru ini.

Hitam dan putih menjadi tema majlis yang bersesuaian dengan tema Too Phat dan album terbaru mereka itu. Lebih 250 jemputan yang terdiri daripada celebrity, pelanggan dan media memeriahkan majlis ala hip-hop tersebut.

Celebrity yang hadir adalah Jojo Struys, Rashid Salleh, Ferhad, Serena C, Tengku Ean, Kartini, Celine, Ezlynn dan Sazzy.

Antara acara yang menarik dalam majlis itu adalah penampilan Too Phat memperkenalkan koleksi terbaru jam tangan itu dan persembahan secara langsung.

Jemputan juga buat pertama kali berpeluang menonton video muzik terbaru Too Phat iaitu SNAP.

Turut membuat persembahan menghiburkan jemputan adalah kumpulan Phlowtron dan KLG Sqwad. Jenama Marc Ecko pula memperkenalkan koleksi baru jam tangan bagi wanita dan lelaki yang menawan iaitu The General, The Missy dan The Keyhole.

Ia adalah satu malam penuh kenangan untuk Too Phat dan Marc Ecko yang melangkah kembali ke dunia hip-hop.

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