Our Supermodels - the athlete, the nerd

Our Supermodels - the athlete, the nerd
Ashleigh Martin (left) and Sasha Quahe are the Singapore representatives of reality-TV modelling contest Supermodelme Femme Fatale.

They may have Singaporean blood in their veins, but these two models are as different as chalk and cheese.

One is a girly do-gooder with side-swept locks, while the other is a spunky lass with a cropped hairdo and eight tattoos.

Meet the two Singapore representatives of reality-TV modelling contest Supermodelme Femme Fatale - self-professed "nerd" Sasha Quahe, 19, and sports junkie Ashleigh Martin, 21.

The two fresh-faced models were at The Fullerton Bay Hotel last Tuesday to promote the fourth season of Supermodelme - a contest that pits 12 aspiring models of Asian descent against one another.

The winner will receive $35,000, grace the covers of local leading fashion magazines and receive a contract from a leading international modelling agency.

The duo spent six weeks in Hong Kong to film part of the series with Hong Kong-based host Lisa Selesner, 38.

The vivacious Martin, who was born to a British dad and a Chinese-Singaporean mother, said that Selesner was like a mother to them.

"Lisa's been where we've been. She's worked her way up, and she knows how we feel. She's been there for us throughout the contest," said Martin.

The Australian Quahe - whose mother is of German and Hungarian descent, while her father is Chinese-Singaporean - said: "The contest is a 'pressure-cooker' environment where the competition is stiff and the tasks test one's physical and emotional limits."

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