Webisode 2: Dr.TWL x Hanli Hoefer



Webisode 2 was hosted by top model and TV presenter, Hanli Hoefer and fashion designer, Lisa Von Tang of the eponymous label Chi Chi Von Tang and Lisa Von Tang. It was a fruitful 3 hour crash course for the fresh faces on the Dos and Don’ts of runway modelling, conducted by the veterans. Tips on modelling were dished out by the hosts on catwalk and posing. The contestants were then ushered to the fitting room of Lisa Von Tang for some styling and sashaying down the runway before they were ready for the actual model casting with the designer. 

Lisa Von Tang is a former international model and fashion designer. She has two local designer brands Chi Chi Von Tang and Lisa Von Tang under her belt. These premium brands have a street luxe cross oriental style where the “East meets West”. Situated at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the brands have established their own name, locally and globally. It has made its way into the the list of featured designers, by appearing on Met Gala, dressing Google founder Sergey Brin’s girlfriend, Nicole Shanahan amongst those who was spotted wearing one the brand’s dresses. Chi Chi Von Tang’s signature bomber jackets have been donned by celebrities like Mick Jagger and rapstar Eve.

With such a successful fashion business, Lisa Von Tang shared modelling tips from the perspective of a fashion designer during casting. “The basic thing is having a really strong walk, technically just knowing how to do a runway walk”. Meanwhile, top model Hanli Hoefer served as their model mentor for the day and guided them through casting. The finalists first learnt about a major model trait, their catwalk. Their confidence and personalities shone through their catwalks followed by constructive feedback given by Hanli and Lisa. Stay tuned to this page to watch more of our contestants in action as they prepare for their modelling career.


Hanli Hoefer is an established model and TV presenter. Born with Chinese-German descent, her exotic looks and outgoing personality helped her to become an aspiring model. At just 19, she started modelling for big names like Her World, Shape, Seventeen and more. She then went on to win the MTV regional host search challenge and served as the main presenter for MTV Asia. Her multi-talented capabilities landed her a role as the current Radio DJ for Power 98 FM.

Lisa Von Tang is a fashion designer of Chinese-German descent. Her passion for fashion has been shown since young, when she often sketched fashion designs. She first worked at advertising giant Ogilvy and Mather and started multi-label boutique, Gnossem. Her ambition and passion pushed her to launch her own fashion brand, CHI CHI VON TANG at just 28 years old.