American model Allison Harvard starts career in PH

By Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2014 11:56 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2014 11:09 PM

Allison Harvard in an episode of 'America's Next Top Model'

MANILA - American model Allison Harvard, best known for her odd and creepy fashion style, has signed up with a Manila-based talent agency to expand her career in Asia.

Harvard, who gained notoriety in the model search "America's Next Top Model," was signed up by Arnold Vegafria, manager of such talents sa Billy Crawford and Bruno Mars' sisters, The Leilas.

She will be the new host of "Mega Fashion Crew: Reloaded," a Philippine TV show.

Harvard successfully auditioned for Cycle 12 of "America's Next Top Model." During the audition process, Harvard stated that she thought nosebleeds were pretty, and that she was fascinated by blood.

In 2011, Harvard participated in Cycle 17 of "America's Next Top Model," the first All-Stars edition of the show, where she was the runner-up for a second time.

Like all the other contestants on Cycle 17, Harvard was given a branding word: "unique". During her time on the show, she developed her own perfume called "Honey Blood" and performed in a music video for her song "Underwater".

In June 2009, she made an Internet video with fourfour titled "Fake Blood".

Harvard is the face of Michael Cinco's "Impalpable" perfume with international male model Tierry Vilson, and walked in the Philippine Fashion Week 2012 with fellow All-Stars contestant Dominique Reighard in the Bench fashion shows headed by Cinco and Rajo Laurel.

In celebration of Bench's 25th anniversary, Harvard walked the runway at "Bench Universe: The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show" in September 2012, along with Reighard and this time with "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 18 winner Sophie Sumner.

Late last year, Harvard made an appearance in an episode of "I Am Meg: Own the World" in Style, a Philippine fashion-oriented TV show on ETC.