What Women Want (TV series)
show_name = What Women Want
runtime = 1 hour (per normal episode)
Tan Yin Yin Joanne Chin
starring = flagicon|Malaysia
country = flagicon|Malaysia
language = English
network = 8TV
16 December, 2006
1 March, 2007
num_episodes = 12
website = http://www.malegrooming.com.my Malegrooming.com.my
"What Women Want" is a
Malaysian reality televisionprogramme co-produced by 8TVand phoSumpro!, sponsored by Gillette and Head & Shoulders and broadcasted on 8TV from 14 December 2006till 1 March 2007. Hosted by Hannah Tan, it featured 13 young bachelors from within and outside Malaysia vying for the "What Women Want" title and the frills which come with it.
In each as well. Both these contestants need to face an all-female panel of four judges, i.e. three normal women and a celebrity, which will decide their fate; either one of them, both or neither would get cut.
After facing the panel, the "bottom two" pack up to prepare to leave and wait in a special area in the hotel while the judges perform their most important duty. After that, the judges would convey their results to Hannah Tan which in turn would announce the results to the bottom two.
At the end of broadcast of each episode, there is a clip featuring Hannah giving her "Male Grooming Tips" while the credits roll.
The following details of the contestants were correct as of the beginning of the competition.
*Mohd Hafiz bin Adnan — a junior
*Charles Brunold — an
expatriatebusinessman from France
*Hisham Hamzah (Sham) — a
radio announcerfor local station Mix FM
*Christian Neal Capes — an English language and literature
*Nicholl Eruthiaraj — a food sciences student and "
Malaysian Idol" alumnus from Bukit Mertajam, Penang
*Talha Jamshaid — a
Pakistani traveller who was born in Argentina, and claimed Kathmandu, Nepaland Ankara, Turkey to be his former home towns
*Andrew Ting Lin — an advertising company employee from the
*Adzrool Idzwan Ismail (Tom) — a university student in communication course
*Ram Gopal Raj
*Aloysius Wee (Alloy) — an events manager
*Carliff Ridzwan bin Carleel — a business degree holder
*Adrian Jalaluddin — a historical studies degree holder
*Jasvinder Singh Gill — a university student
The permanent members of the jury consists of three Malaysian women:
Nadia Shareef Ang
Chelsia Ng(Ep 1)
Bernie Chan(Ep 2)
Xandria Ooi(Ep 3)
Daphne Iking(Ep 4)
Joanna Bessey(Ep 5)
Elaine Daly(Ep 6)
Sarimah Ibrahim(Ep 7)
Aishah Sinclair(Ep 8)
Joanne Kam(Ep 9)
Carmen Soo(Ep 10)
Mai Fernandez- Director
Tan Yin Yin- Producer / Co-director
Joanna Chan- Producer
Shahida Azad Jamaludin- Assistant Producer
*Wong Yew Cheun- Production Assistant
*Koh Xin Yi- Production Assistant
*Ellis Juglie - Stylist
*Naomi Lim - Stylist
*Kelly Ang - Casting & PR
*Lim Peak Leong - Handyman
*Wong Tak Fung - Camera
*Steven En - Camera
*John Goh - Camera
*Andy Henry - Camera
*Tan Jer Reen - Camera
*Chia Tyzz Liang - Camera
*Ahmad Tajuddin b. Tahir - Sound
*Emran b. Taib - Sound
*Azlan Radzif b. Mohd Yusoff - Sound
*Loh Yew Meng - Lights
*Chin Poh Yen - Lights
*Choo Kum Foo - Lights
*Lee Kim Yaw - Lights
Post Production Team
*MNG F - Supervisor
*Janell - Online Editor
* [J] - Online Editor
*Syndie - Offline Editor
*Anya - Offline Editor
*Snowball - Music & Effects
*Chan - Colorist
:"For the Elimination entry there are more than one name i.e. the contestants which were named to face elimination in each episode for performing poorly in the Elimination challenge or voted out by others; the anme in bold is the one sent offwhile the others were safe.";Episode 1 (aired
14 December2006)13 bachelors were selected from 400 after an audition. Throughout the competition they stayed in Berjaya Times SquareHotel & Convention Centre. They first got involved in the filming of he music video for Hannah Tan's "Fly on the Wall". Besides this, they were required to undergo an interview by the judges in which they attempt to give a good impression of themselves in front of the panel. Jasvin could not attend due to an exam which clashed with the time of the interview, thus making him the first contestant to be sent offafter hearing from the panel in the fountain park of the hotel.
;Episode 2 (aired
21 December2006)Rewards challenge: Military-style challenge
This was held in a camp near
*Reward: Movie in
*Shared with: NichollElimination challenge:
The bachelors were split into two teams and each needed to fight a third team comprising of women. Both teams lost.
*Elimination: Adrian, Andrew, Hafiz, Carliff
;Episode 3 (aired
28 December2006)Rewards challenge: IQtest
Hannah Tan asked a set of
general knowledgequestions to each contestant.
*Reward: Tailor-made suit
*Shared with: CarliffElimination challenge:
This "the Apprentice"-styled challenge saw two teams competing for approval from the management of P&G Malaysia by presenting ideas to promote
Gilletteand Head & Shouldersrespectively.
*Winner: Team Gillette
*Elimination: Alloy, Carliff, Sham
;Episode 4 (aired
4 January2007)Rewards challenge: Rock climbing
The contestant who climbed in the fastest time won
Helicopterride with Daphne Iking
*Shared with: ChristianElimination challenge: City race
The Amazing Race"-styled challenge saw three teams of three race through a track in Stadium Kampung Pandan, the "bungee jump", "flying fox", and "G-force" challenge near KL Tower, and swimming in the hotel pool at Times Square. Ram appeared to be bad at swimming.
*Winner: Team Hafiz, Nicholl and Charles
*Elimination: Ram and Andrew
;Episode 5 (aired
11 January2007)Rewards challenge: Jewellerysearch
The bachelors were brought to
Habib JewelsJalan Ampang to help a model find a suitable set of jewels for her.
*Reward: A pair of
*Shared with: NichollElimination challenge: Salsa
Each bachelor paired up with a woman in the salsa challenge which was judged by a dance critic.
*Elimination: Charles and TomIn the elimination session, Charles tried to win the hearts of the judges by singin a Malay-English song with the catchphrase "Tahu tak pe" (guess what?)
;Episode 6 (aired
18 January2007)Rewards challenge: Salesman
The bachelors were split into two teams, each trying to outsell each other with Gilette and Head & Shoulder products in two different pharmacies.
*Winner: Team Gillette (Nicholl as team leader wins reward)
*Reward: Dinner with Hannah Tan in Restoran Lafite,
*Shared with: TalhaElimination challenge: Culinary
In Restoran Lafite, contestants were split into four pairs to prepare the best dishes. Nicholl as rewards winner was paired with a . Their work was evaluated by a panel of food critics.
*Winner: Christian and Hafiz
*Elimination: Talha and AndrewIn one confession scene of this episode after the Rewards challenge, Andrew complained about consumer habits in Malaysia. Later in the elimination session, the same contestant received negative feedback from the panel and other contestants.
;Episode 7 (aired
25 January2007)Rewards challenge: Kayak
The men were brought to
Lake Putrajayato compete amongst themselves in this 450m-long race.
Massageand spaat Times Square
*Shared with: TalhaElimination challenge: Jungle endurance
In Asian Overland Boot Camp, the men were outfitted only in
sarongand barefooted in this four-part race (carrying a partner across the river, navigating in the forest, climbing down a wartime vertical tunnel, racing along the river to the finish line).
*Elimination: Christian and ShamChristian was exempted from the barefoot requirement due to injuries in his feet. Then he found himself lost in the jungle for over five hours after the rest finished their race, before being found at dusk. Christian and Sham were safe from the elimination after the panel were moved by their ordeal in the Elimination challenge.
;Episode 8 (aired
1 February2007)Rewards challenge: Foot reflexology
The bachelors massaged the feet of six blindfolded women who later determined the winner.
*Reward: Dinner with
Monica Pangni No Black Tie
*Shared with: ShamElimination challenge:
The men were brought to
Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi for the challenge of winning Aishah Sinclair's heart by singing, poetry or verbal expression. Those who managed to do so were given a rosefrom Aishah, and those who did otherwise they were splashed on with a pail of water.
*Elimination: Nicholl and Talha
;Episode 9 (aired
8 February2007)Rewards challenge: Test-driving
The men learned to navigate a
Lotus Eliseon an "autocross" track. The one who took down the fastest aggregate time after two rounds won.
Pillion-riding with a gang of women bikers, dinner and date with them at StarbucksTimes Square
*Shared with: HafizElimination challenge:
The four men underwent two rounds of boxing each. While the winners of round one move to the final, the losers took on each other in a play-off, in which the loser faces elimination.
*Elimination: Chrsitian and HafizDespite moving to the finals, Hafiz showed his unwillingness to keep fighting. This resulted in him being voted out.;Episode 10 (aired
15 February2007)Rewards challenge: Fashion
Each contestant searched and bought a set of sports attire and a set of casual for each of three models in Tines Square, without asking the models first.
*Reward: Fashion shopping, Styling
*Shared with: ShamElimination challenge: Photography
The three men attempted to present themselves stylishly for a photographer for "Oxygen" who would later evaluate them alongside the magazine's chief editor.
*Elimination: Hafiz and ShamThus far, Charles had won five consecutive challenges.
;Episode 11 (aired
22 February2007)With Hafiz and Charles left fending against each other for the title of "What Women Want", a lay woman was chosen to be part of their final challenge after winning a corresponding contest. The bachelors were taken to Pulau Tiomanwhere each attempt to win the woman's heart in one day. Sebelum itu, Hafiz and Charles were made to take a memory test by Hannah Tan about all of the contestants of "What Women Want" throughout the competition and the winner would choose which day to spend his time with the woman. Hafiz won the task and took day two.
On "day one", Charles met Daphne Lourdes and they began their date with a
donkeyride at the beach side (as a result of losing the quiz), followed by cyclingon a golf course. Although both activities went "smoothly", it was the romantic dinner time in which Charles lost Daphne's satisfaction. The next day, it was Hafiz's turn to meet Daphne and their date started with a ship ride around the island, followed by kayaking, diving, and picnicand kite-flying. Daphne seemed happier with Hafiz compared to Charles.
;Episode 12 (aired
1 March2007)In this season finalé, Mohd Hafiz Bin Adnandefeated Charles Brunold to grab the title of "What Women Want".
Mawiappeared in the opening clip of episodes 8, 9 and 10, in which he asked questions about women's needs.
*Charles, Ram, Christian, Sham, Hafiz, and Adrian since joined CLEO's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors
2007. Christian won the biggest title of "Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year", while Hafiz took the "Bachelor With The Sexiest Shag" title.
* [http://www.malegrooming.com.my Official website]
* [http://www.friendster.com/wwomenwant "What Women Want" Friendster]
* [http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=8TVrocks Authorised webcast of "What Women Want"]
* [http://www.friendster.com/hafiz1982 Mohd Hafiz bin Adnan's Friendster]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=143176743 Charles Brunold's Myspace]
* [http://www.friendster.com/cncapes Christian Neal Capes' friendster]
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