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British model thinks Nicholas Tse is hot stuff
by Charlene Chua

Sophie Sumner, the British winner of America's Next Top Model: British Invasion is also in town to model for Singapore designers, Thomas Wee and Ownmuse at the Digital Fashion Week.

And guess who she thinks is one of Asia's hottest men?

None other than Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse whom she met on the the reality TV modelling competition.

In one episode, Tse had offered the winner of a challenge (the girls had to display their martial arts skills), the chance to star in a music video of his.

Sumner, 22, told The New Paper: "Nicholas is like huge in Asia and he's awesome.

"He's a really good-looking chap and really nice and humble.

"I would love to go back to see him again.

"Yes, he was shorter than me, the boys always are though, but he's a really hot Asian man!"

Although Sumner lost out to American model Laura Lafrate in Tse's challenge, she beat her in the finale to take home the winning title.

America's Next Top Model: British Invasion, the show's 18th season, had seven British models who had competed in previous cycles of Britain's Next Top Model competing alongside seven new American model hopefuls.

The 1.75m-tall Sumner was ecstatic that she had redeemed herself after having come in runner-up in the fifth season of Britain's Next Top Model.

Stood out

She stood out from the other contestants with her pink hair that was dyed that colour after the girls were given a makeover on the show.

Said Sumner, who moved to New York two weeks ago: "I went into (America's Next Top Model) with the attitude that I was going to have fun, enjoy it and not let myself get caught up in the bitchiness.

"The show was a good stepping stone into TV presenting, which I hope to do. I was always interested in that as my parents were both in TV.

"My dream is to do a fashion travelling show or one that focuses on fun topics such as music."

What people will be surprised to know is that the beautiful lass once had terrible skin and had to be put on strong acne medication.

Said Sumner, who prides herself on having a positive attitude: "It is scary, it can be hard on your self-esteem.

"But I'll tell you what I like, I love my eyes, they are my favourite part."

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