Aspiring Filipino Interior Designers Vie to be Next Design Superstar in The Apartment: Passion for Design on Sony Channel


BY WHATSHAPPENING  
Published · Friday, March 16, 2018 08:40 AM



Aspiring Filipino designers are vying to become Asia’s next interior design superstar in The Apartment: Passion for Design, which returns to Sony Channel starting March 22 at 9pm.

Stephanie Dods (photo credit: Sony Channel)


For the first time, there are three Filipino contestants in one season who are all out to show off their design prowess in the biggest design reality series in Asia. Fil-Kiwi model and beauty queen Stephanie Dods, interior decorator Jesy Cruz, and interior designer Eugene del Rosario are determined to provide stiff competition to nine other talented contestants from various backgrounds for the chance to win the biggest prize in the series’ history - the deed to a luxurious UMLand apartment at D’Lagoon, located in Iskandar, Malaysia.

The three are also making a bid to be the next Filipino to win the prestigious competition, after Cebu-based interior designer-best friends Deankie Latonio and Tiara Sison won the third edition in 2013. Like the winning pair, they believe that The Apartment will be a stepping stone for them to showcase their innovative talent in interior design and make a name for themselves in the industry.

Eugene del Rosario (photo credit: Sony Channel)


“Filipinos are renowned for their exceptional talent and tend to do really well in reality series where their creativity and survival skills are put to the test under high pressure situations. The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent on AXN are two wonderful examples of Filipinos making the country proud. Now with The Apartment: Passion for Design on Sony Channel, the Philippines will show that the country can also excel in interior design,” said Armi Malaluan, Director and Business Head of Sony Television Networks, Asia.

This season, Filipino interior designer and media personality Cat Arambulo joins The Apartment as one of two new judges, together with Tyler Wisler, one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers. International superstar Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the principal judge, while award-winning designer and author Jamie Durie returns as host and mentor.

Jesy Cruz (photo credit: Sony Channel)


The Apartment: Passion for Design premieres on March 22, Thursday at 9pm on Sony Channel and is presented by Dulux and supported by UMLand.

The Apartment: Passion for Design is a Sony Channel Original Series created and produced by Imagine Group Entertainment, the leading entertainment production company in Asia

For more information, visit TheApartmentTV.com or @TheApartmentTV on Facebook and Twitter.

Sony Channel is available on Cablelink Channel 39, Cignal Channel 120, Destiny Cable Channel 35, G Sat Channel 48, and SKYCable Channel 35.



About Sony Channel

Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle, and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel appeals to

female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage, and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish, and aspirational.

Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM.

Visit www.SonyChannelAsia.com, and join the conversation @SonyChannelAsia on Facebook and Twitter.


About Imagine Group

Imagine Group (“Imagine”) is a leading international TV Production company headquartered in Singapore. Amongst its hit TV productions are Fit for Fashion, The Contender Asia, The Biggest Loser Asia, The Challenger and The Apartment. Imagine’s shows have achieved success not just in Asia but also the USA, Australia, UK and Europe with distribution to over 40 countries worldwide and have received multiple accolades from industry and media, including an International Emmy Award nomination in 2012.

Currently the ONLY production company in Asia that produces large scale ORIGINAL reality TV shows to an American production standard that are sold and formatted worldwide, Imagine has shows in production and development across a variety of genres including Music, Sport, Fashion, Lifestyle, Design, Magic and kids’ content.

More information at www.imaginegroup.tv






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