TAKING over the hosting duties of Asia’s Next Top Model presented an entirely different challenge for Georgina Wilson. Still, the Filipino-British supermodel was very vocal in saying she had a good time hosting the 2015 season and third cycle of the show.

“I reflected on it and I realized that I’ve learned so much, and it was such a great experience to share that with girls who wanna become top models too,” she said in an interview on Wednesday.

Georgina, who has been in the industry for 10 years, revealed the contestants initially felt intimidated by her but after a while, friendships began to blossom. She also shared that the hardest part was to actually tell somebody she has to let her go.

“It was a hard balance of am I your friend or am I your mentor, and I think the hardest was for me because I had to, every week, tell somebody that ‘Your journey ends here,’” explained Georgina.

“It’s a very emotional thing. They didn’t show it, but every week I cried. I would just have to turn away, but in the next few episodes, the girls really saw me crying na and it’s really difficult because when you look at them, you never think that somebody’s journey is over. That’s why I always tell them when I let them go, ‘Your journey in this competition is over, but that doesn’t mean your modeling journey is completely over,’” she added.

Meanwhile, Georgina said that the third cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model has been blessed with the best bunch of girls and that people have been tweeting her nonstop about this season’s top four. “I’m just so pleased. I’m so happy because the girls are so special to me,” she said with enthusiasm.

When asked what the chances are for Filipina contender Monika Sta. Maria to make it on top, Georgina replied: “Well, Monika is in the top four, so as of now there’s a 25 percent chance. At least may Pinay sa top four, sobrang proud ako.”

Catch the third season of Asia’s Next Top Model every Sunday at 9:30 p.m., on GMA Network. A repeat telecast of the show also airs every Saturday at 9:15 p.m., after Taste Buddies on GMA News TV. (PR)