Asia's Next Top Model winner from Indonesia struggles with pressure

Asia's Next Top Model winner from Indonesia struggles with pressure
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The Indonesian winner of season three of modeling contest show Asia's Next Top Model Ayu Gani has said that she has struggled with the pressure of the hype surrounding her victory as her departure to London approaches.

As the winner of the contest, Gani is entitled to a contract with one of the largest modeling agencies in London, Storm Model Management.

"I want to make it there. I don't want the hype to be this big, and then it turns out that I fail to score a job there," she said during a round table interview at Fox Channel's office in South Jakarta, on Monday.

Gani said that she had been reading UK fashion magazines such as Vogue UK and Elle UK, to find out what was considered trendy and favourable in the country's fashion scene. The 23-year-old girl, who is slated to fly to London on June 29, will stay in the country for three months.

She said that she aimed to show everyone that she deserved the title.

"I just made the target to book one of the jobs and pass the casting for either photoshoots or the catwalks," Gani said.

Though she had once struggled with her confidence as a model because of her unusually tall height of 1.73 meters, she said that she had started to recognise her strengths.

"People have said I have a 'fashion' face and that models who are taller than me don't necessarily have the kind of face I have. So I will highlight my face more," she stated.

The Indonesian model secured the top spot after she beat Marlene Monika Sta Maria from the Philippines and Aimee Rose Cheng-Bradshaw from Singapore in the final round of season three of Asia's Next Top Model, which was aired on Wednesday on Star World.

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