Photographed by Gan

We have a winner! After 13 weeks of intense competition, Jiratchaya “Tawan” Kedkong from Thailand has taken home the coveted title of Asia’s Next Top Model.

She beats out her two strong competitors, hot favourite Patricia Gunawan from Indonesia, and judges’ favourite Sang In Kim from South Korea, to clinch the top spot in tonight’s mega finale episode that saw the models take part in a full-on runway extravaganza choreographed by fashion veteran Daniel Boey.

Tawan was considered the dark horse throughout the competition, with her positive but reserved personality, and this win came as a pleasant surprise to all, including herself.

“I’m so happy! I can’t believe it, and I feel so happy I can’t find the words for it,” the model told us excitedly backstage as the news sank in.

Well, there you have you it: Our heartiest congratulations to you, Tawan! We’ll definitely see this superstar around really soon (for our July 2016 cover shoot!).

By Pakkee