The Twitterverse was abuzz with the rumored new host of the upcoming season of Asia’s Next Top Model after a Facebook fan page posted a supposedly “teaser” of the fifth cycle of the pan-Asian reality show.
Rumor has it that Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is set to host the fifth cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model. Fans expressed their excitement through the #AsNTM5 hashtag on Twitter, with most of them highly anticipating Wurtzbach hosting the show.
However, the unofficial Twitter account of the reality show belies the rumors and said that the production staff are still in talks for the upcoming show.
Every thing that has been circulating around Twitter and Facebook about the new host for #AsNTM5 is fake. Production is still in talks.
— Asias Next Top Model (@AsNTMSeason5) August 24, 2016
A fan said that Wurtzbach could not possibly make it to host as she is still bound by her duties as Miss Universe. The show starts late this year so the conflict in schedule is perceived to hinder her hosting the show.
Some fans said that the ‘teaser’ was just fan-made. StarWorld Asia, which holds the show’s franchise in Asia, and Pia Wurtzbach, are yet to confirm this rumor.