It is likely that anyone would think of a size-two-long-hair beauty pageant or a heated-competitive-reality TV show where women complete tasks against each other to become the next top models when they hear “A Model Competition Reality TV Series.” In 2015, a new type of a model competition reality TV show had started. ‘The Fashion Hero,’ a World TV series that represents all the diverse beauties that exist in the world regardless to sizes, shapes, genders, colors, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. ‘The Fashion Hero’ is to stop unrealistic standards in beauty and fashion industry. All contestants have one goal to embrace their inner beauty and provide the new generation with healthy and true beauty standard. In the past the show has aired in over 160 territories worldwide, and via digital platforms such as amazon prime, etc. ‘The Fashion Hero’ has a passionate global fan community with over 1m fans on Facebook and driving over 30 million visitors to www.thefashionhero.com. The show has been successful in the past for two seasons. It was hosted by Mel B from Spice Girls, and was being registered by 160,000 applicants, but it could only took 33 passionate finalists.
2021, the show is back, and it’s searching for folks who are heroic at hearts to fight the suffering standard. Every month, the show will have 10 winners who will enter to the final round to have a shot to be in Season 3. To become a winner is to be the top most voted five or the five who impressed the executive producer team.
With everything that is going currently, Black Lives Matter and Anti-Asian Hate Crimes movement, it appears that the world is being changed! In February, there were only 9 winners, and with only one Asian representation. Napaht Na Nongkhai was Top 26 most voted, but she became one of the winners by impressing the producer team with her talents and inner strength.
“It means a lot to me because I’ve been told my whole life that I can’t make it in the industry because I’m Asian. I’ve been told to look around that there is nobody who looks like me. This is a start, and I hope to open the door and encourage others who look like me. I hope this will ease the Asian Hate Crimes that are happening right now because I believe that representation matters. Asians have been presented enough as soft, easy, weak and as jokes. In terms of being in the show, I don’t know if I will be able to continue the competition later this year, but the movement must go on.” — Napaht Na Nongkhai
What is happening is just a start, and we have a long way to go. Are you passionate to make a change? Have you made an impact to our world? Why wait? The future starts today.