Source: Vientiane Times
Following the success of the reality TV show, WOW Laos Season 1, producers say they will continue the programme for a second season, opening auditions for the casting soon.
WOW Magazine Society Editor-in-Chief Mr Suwat Tessaly told Vientiane Times that this year’s concept will be different from season one, especially regarding its production.
The foundation of the project will still be a reality show, the same as Season 1, but the format has been changed to make things more interesting, Mr Suwat said, adding that he wouldn’t be able to release any details just yet.
The season will consist of 12 episodes where the show’s producers will offer the contestants a variety of ways to showcase their skills and talents as fashion models, by learning techniques from angles developed themselves.
The contestants will be aged between 18 and 27 while also being at least 165 cm tall; they will need to have “character”, and some modelling ability, say the project’s producers.
Mr Suwat said contestants who are interested in the project can apply now at the WOW Magazine Society offices in the Asean Mall during working hours from 9am though 6pm.
They can bring in a half and full body photos as well as a copy of their ID card, Mr Suwat explained, adding that prospective candidates can also follow the details of the project by downloading an application form on the Facebook page The WOW Laos or by calling 021 265 853.
The exact date for the final contest has not been announced yet but there will soon be updates, organisers say.
The winner of Wow Laos Season 1 was Ms Laddavanj Khounthavong (Poupe) who said that after completing the contest a lot of work from the Lao entertainment industry has come her way, especially working the fashion stages in neighbouring countries while also shooting the covers of local magazines and performing in music videos by local artists.
Poupe was also featured on the cover of the WOW Magazine Society special edition released recently to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the magazine in Laos. It also ran an article with leading Lao celebrities from a variety of Lao entertainment fields promoting Lao silk outfits and fabrics.