MANILA- American host and former model Tyra Banks is all praises for Maureen Wroblewitz, the first Filipina winner of "Asia's Next Top Model."
Banks, creator of "America's Next Top Model" from which the Asian franchise of the competition was based, called Wroblewitz a "Pinoy Queen" on Instagram.
"Pinoy Queen! Mama TyTy is so proud of you!" Banks wrote in a comment on Wroblewitz's Instagram post on her Nylon magazine cover.
Wroblewitz is the first Filipina to win the popular model search, beating Malaysia's Shikin Gomez and Vietnam's Minh Tu Nguyen.
With her win, Wroblewitz took home the coveted contract with London-based Storm Model Management. She will also be on the cover of Nylon Singapore's online edition, in addition to being featured in other high-profile fashion campaigns.