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“Say Yes to the Dress Asia” announces Jovian and Daphne Iking as hosts


TLC has been announced that Malaysian fashion designer Jovian Mandagie and television presenter and actress Daphne Iking will be hosting the all-new Asian debut of hit reality TV series “Say Yes to the Dress”.

Jovian Mandagie who is widely regarded as one of Malaysia’s top designers, will be upping the sartorial quotient of the show with his famously eclectic haute couture sensibilities.


Some of his memorable designs have earned him an exclusive clientele among Kuala Lumpur’s elites and Malaysian royalty, including the former Raja Permaisuri Agong H.R.H D.Y.M.M Tuanku Nur Zahirah and HM Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha of Brunei, to name a few.

“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to join the Say Yes to The Dress Asia team,” said Jovian Mandagie, the bridal designer for “Say Yes to the Dress Asia”.

“As a fashion designer, it gives me great joy creating the perfect fit and bringing my clients’ visions to life. I can’t wait to meet the brides to help them uncover their personal wedding styles as they hunt down the perfect dress for their big day,” he continued.

Meanwhile, award-winning actress and TV personality, Daphne Iking has lent her hosting chops to a range of programmes including “Ringgit Sense”, “Explorace”, “The Breakfast Show” and “Bella”.


She also gives fans an inside look into her travel adventures and family life through vlogs on her YouTube channel, Daphne Iking, which has amassed a following of more than 25,000 subscribers.

“When I first heard about Say Yes to The Dress Asia, I was really excited! I’m a big fan of the show and think it’s great that TLC has created an Asian edition to showcase the many amazing designers we have in this part of the world,” said Daphne who will be the image consultant for the show.

“It’s also amazing to work with Jovian again; he played a pivotal role in my very own journey in finding the wedding dress of my dreams,” the 38-year-old emcee added.


Produced by Endemol Shine Asia, “Say Yes to the Dress Asia” will capture the emotional highs and lows of the brides on their journey of finding the ideal wedding dress, along with professional recommendations from the series’ handpicked experts.

Filmed in Klang Valley, Malaysia, the series is set to premiere on TLC in the fourth quarter of 2017.


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