Entertainment MEET: Three Filipina contestants in Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM) Cycle 5

MEET: Three Filipina contestants in Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM) Cycle 5


Aside from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who will sit as a judge in the upcoming Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM) cycle 5, we will see three more Filipinas in the show.

Three Filipina supermodel aspirants, namely, Jennica Sanchez, Maureen Wroblewitz and Anjelica Santillan, will be competing and representing the Philippines in the next cycle of the panasian reality show.  The three beauties will be vying to be the next top models against 11 other contestants accross Asia. 

Filipinos have always had successful finishes in the past season. Stephanie Retuya was named 1st Runner up during the show’s first season. Jodilly Pendre and Katarina Rodriguez competed in the final round of the second cycle, landing at 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively. Monika Sta. Maria was also a first runner-up during the 3rd season.

Maureen Wroblewitz: Profile, Modelling Background, Photos

This Filipina-German stunner was first discovered on Instagram when she was 15 years old.  She moved from Germany to the Philippines to pursue modelling. 

This 18-year old Eurasian beauty has a penchant for traveling. Like most teenagers, she’s full of dreams and believes that all of them are possible if you just go for them. Her soft-spoken and good girl demeanour may fool the other contestants, but they’ll soon find out how her effortless fierce stare can be picture-perfect.


  • Height: 168cm
  • Age: 18
  • Country: Philippines
  • Favorite feature: Eyes
  • Favorite model: Taylor Hill
  • Favorite designer: Vera Wang, Karl Lagerfeld
  • Phobias: Heights, spiders, snakes
  • If modelling doesn’t work out: She wants to be an actress because she believes she is dedicated to art. 
Maureen Wroblewitz - Filipina contestant AsNTM Cycle 5
Maureen Wroblewitz. Photo: AsNTM
Anjelica Santillan: Profile, Modelling Background

This model aspirant is the family’s breadwinner.  Being financially constraint, her family is the main reason why she joined the competition. She wants to be the Asia’s Next Top Model to abd pursue a modelling career to buy or build a new home for her family. 


  • Height: 176cm
  • Age: 22
  • Country: Philippines
  • Favourite feature: chest
  • Favourite model: Coco Rocha, Gisele Bündchen
  • Favourite designers: Elie Saab, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Cinco, Francis Libiran
  • Phobias: none
  • If modeling doesn’t work out: She will be an international flight attendant or she will study Law.
Anjelica Santillan - AsNTM Cycle 5 Filipina
Anjelica Santillan. Photo: AsNTM
Jennica Sanchez: Profile, Modelling Background

Jennica’s awesome outgoing personality earned her shouts of encouragement from the auditions all the way to landing in Asia’s Next Top Model. In the competition, she’ll use this charm to come into her own as an alluring young woman and hope that it will electrify her photographs. Her irresistible appeal might work for the camera, but will it divide her from her fellow contestants?


  • Height: 168 cm
  • Age: 20
  • Country: Philippines
  • Favourite feature: Eyes
  • Favourite model: Bella Hadid
  • Favourite designers: Alexander Wang
  • Phobias: Water
  • If modeling doesn’t work out: She dreams to be an actress/ performer as she thinks the stage is where she belongs to.
Jennica Sanchez - AsNTM Cycle 5 contestant
Jennica Sanchez. Photo: AsNTM