Cycle 6 of Asia's Next Top Model concluded this week, and Dana Slosar from Thailand was declared the winner! On October 25, Top 3 finalist and proud Pinay Adela-Mae Marshall took to Instagram to share about the experience and to thank all the people who made it happen.
She posted a series of photos from the show, including one where she's surrounded by members of her family. In the caption, Adela wrote, "And then there was 1. Congratulations @dsloz [Dana] you absolutely went #BeyondLimits and I couldn’t be happier for you. @miasabathy [Mia Sabathy] what can I say we put up a good fight but we are just too good at being runners up. I’m proud of us regardless."
"I remember when we first met and talked about how scary it was going into another version of ‘Next Top Model’ wondering if it was possible to do as well as we had previously done on a larger scale but I’m glad we made it to the Top 3 together."
She thanked AsNTM host Cindy Bishop and photograper/judge Yu Tsai, adding, "Thank you for seeing something in me I couldn’t even see myself and hopefully this won’t be the last of me you see!"
Adela also expressed gratitude for her mentor on the show, AsNTM alum Minh Tú, for "pushing" her to do better, as well as for the show's producers, crew, and makeup teams! She also sent out love to her family: "You have all helped shape me into the woman I am today and I couldn’t imagine where I’d be without you."
Earlier this month, Adela reacted to comments and revealed that she felt hurt when people kept saying that she was "not Pinay enough" due to her half-British looks.
The latter part of her Insta caption was dedicated to her country: "Finally, last but not least ang bayan ko. Sabi ko noon, ‘Laban Pilipinas,’ and kahit hindi ako manalo ngayon I will continue to try and represent the Philippines in the best way I can. Maraming maraming salamat para sa [suporta] n’yo I’m sorry I couldn’t bring home the title for a back-to-back win but I hope I was able to show you na pusong Pinoy ako. I hope I was able to represent the Philippines well and I hope to be able to see you soon...or maybe you’ll be seeing me."
Her last line? "Phew! Now after that I think I deserve a break from social media."
We're all proud of you, Adela!
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