Say Yes To The Dress Asia Announces Hosts

Jovian Mandagie and Daphne Iking to helm Asian debut of popular TLC Series #SayYesToTheDressAsia #TLCSEAsia


Malaysia, May 29, 2017 – Leading entertainment and lifestyle destination TLC today announced that Malaysian personalities, renowned fashion designer Jovian Mandagie and television presenter/actress Daphne Iking will host the Asian debut of its hit reality TV series SAY YES TO THE DRESS.

Brides-to-be will be excited to learn that Jovian Mandagie, 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. Jovian’s 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. 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,” says Jovian Mandagie, bridal designer on Say Yes to The Dress Asia.

An 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. 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,” says Daphne Iking, image consultant on Say Yes to The Dress Asia.

Produced by Endemol Shine Asia, SAY YES TO THE DRESS ASIA is looking for the stories behind the dress. The series 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 will also highlight the variety of unique cultures within Southeast Asia, and the heartfelt stories behind picking one’s dream dress backed by the blessings of loved ones. SAY YES TO THE DRESS ASIA is set to premiere on TLC in the fourth quarter of 2017. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, as well as our website, for more show updates coming your way.

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TLC is a global lifestyle and entertainment destination, presenting non-scripted and scripted programming featuring real life stories and universal themes that resonate with viewers around the world. TLC’s programming is told through the lens of larger than life characters and adaptable formats, celebrating everything from relationships and life stages, to makeover and transformation to food and travel. Launched in Asia Pacific on September 1, 2010, TLC is currently distributed to 141 million subscribers in the region.


Endemol Shine Asia is the regional arm for the world’s leading global production house, Endemol Shine Group. As a producer, distributor and creator, Endemol Shine Asia spans across more than 20 markets, with content in a multitude of languages, and is committed to creative story telling across the region.

The company brings global hits such as MasterChef, Big Brother and Your Face Sounds Familiar to the region, while developing local content that leverages on deep experience and knowledge of audiences.

In 2016 alone, Endemol Shine Asia produced over 50 titles, with even more planned for 2017. The range of standout formats have enjoyed great success across the region such as MasterChef Asia, The Face Thailand, Pinoy Big Brother and including the most recent viral success of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Philippines.

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