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Nadya Hutagalung

Eco-Activist, TV Personality; INDONESIA/SINGAPORE

As one of Asia’s most recognized faces, Nadya has devoted her time and voice to environmental advocacy. She made headlines with building one of Singapore’s first few eco-homes from scratch, a project three years in the making. From that task grew Nadya’s favorite project by far – – which became an online resource for anyone looking for information and news on sustainable living. Nadya has also been Singapore’s Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour for the last three years. This year, Nadya is proud to be invited to be on the board of The Green School which just won the Greenest School On Earth title awarded by the US Green Building Council.

Nadya was voted one of Asia’s Leading Trendmakers by Asiaweek magazine, alongside the Dalai Lama, Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun Fatt, for her special ability to inspire and fascinate. Nadya’s natural mixture of confidence, humour and the sheer ability to entertain, made her the Winner of the Best Light Entertainment Presenter Award at the Asian Television Awards in 1997. In this same year, she was also voted Showtime Personality of the Year by Singapore’s The New Paper, and Singapore’s Most Gorgeous Woman by Female magazine readers. Nadya was also named as one of the top ten “Shining Stars” on Indonesian Television by Indonesian tabloid Bintang.

In 2009 Nadya was voted one of Singapore’s Top 20 most influential people by CNN. That same year she was also awarded the title, Best Host TV Host by ELLE magazine, a testament to her staying power in a tough industry.

Nadya is constantly seeking new ways to expand herself both personally and professionally, and has proven herself in the past as having an overwhelming commitment to anything she undertakes. She is excited to join the Asia’s Next Top Model team to have the chance to make a difference in the lives of aspiring young girls around Asia.