What Women Want (TV series)

What Women Want (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = What Women Want

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runtime = 1 hour (per normal episode)
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developer = PhoSumpro
producer = Tan Yin Yin
Joanne Chin
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starring = flagicon|Malaysia Hannah Tan
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country = flagicon|Malaysia Malaysia
language = English
network = 8TV
first_aired = 16 December, 2006
last_aired = 1 March, 2007
num_episodes = 12
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website = http://www.malegrooming.com.my Malegrooming.com.my
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"What Women Want" is a Malaysian reality television programme co-produced by 8TV and phoSumpro!, sponsored by Gillette and Head & Shoulders and broadcasted on 8TV from 14 December 2006 till 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.

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The following details of the contestants were correct as of the beginning of the competition.
*Mohd Hafiz bin Adnan — a junior hairstylist from Kedah
*Charles Brunold — an expatriate businessman from France
*Hisham Hamzah (Sham) — a radio announcer for local station Mix FM
*Christian Neal Capes — an English language and literature lecturer
*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, Nepal and Ankara, Turkey to be his former home towns
*Andrew Ting Lin — an advertising company employee from the United States
*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
*Nivi Nagapan
*Marina Suwendy

Guest Jury

*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)


Production Team

*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

Technical Team

*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

Episode list

:"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 December 2006)13 bachelors were selected from 400 after an audition. Throughout the competition they stayed in Berjaya Times Square Hotel & 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 December 2006)Rewards challenge: Military-style challenge
This was held in a camp near Gombak.
*Winner: Sham
*Reward: Movie in IMAX Times Square
*Shared with: NichollElimination challenge: Paintball
The bachelors were split into two teams and each needed to fight a third team comprising of women. Both teams lost.
*Winner: —
*Elimination: Adrian, Andrew, Hafiz, Carliff

;Episode 3 (aired 28 December 2006)Rewards challenge: IQ test
Hannah Tan asked a set of general knowledge questions to each contestant.
*Winner: Ram
*Reward: Tailor-made suit
*Shared with: CarliffElimination challenge: Advertising
This "the Apprentice"-styled challenge saw two teams competing for approval from the management of P&G Malaysia by presenting ideas to promote Gillette and Head & Shoulders respectively.
*Winner: Team Gillette
*Elimination: Alloy, Carliff, Sham

;Episode 4 (aired 4 January 2007)Rewards challenge: Rock climbing
The contestant who climbed in the fastest time won
*Winner: Hafiz
*Reward: Helicopter ride with Daphne Iking
*Shared with: ChristianElimination challenge: City race
This "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 January 2007)Rewards challenge: Jewellery search
The bachelors were brought to Habib Jewels Jalan Ampang to help a model find a suitable set of jewels for her.
*Winner: Hafiz
*Reward: A pair of cuffling
*Shared with: NichollElimination challenge: Salsa
Each bachelor paired up with a woman in the salsa challenge which was judged by a dance critic.
*Winner: Christian
*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 January 2007)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, Shangri-La Hotel
*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 January 2007)Rewards challenge: Kayak
The men were brought to Lake Putrajaya to compete amongst themselves in this 450m-long race.
*Winner: Charles
*Reward: Massage and spa at Times Square
*Shared with: TalhaElimination challenge: Jungle endurance
In Asian Overland Boot Camp, the men were outfitted only in sarong and 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).
*Winner: Talha
*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 February 2007)Rewards challenge: Foot reflexology
The bachelors massaged the feet of six blindfolded women who later determined the winner.
*Winner: Hafiz
*Reward: Dinner with Monica Pang ni No Black Tie
*Shared with: ShamElimination challenge: Serenade
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 rose from Aishah, and those who did otherwise they were splashed on with a pail of water.
*Winner: Charles
*Elimination: Nicholl and Talha

;Episode 9 (aired 8 February 2007)Rewards challenge: Test-driving
The men learned to navigate a Lotus Elise on an "autocross" track. The one who took down the fastest aggregate time after two rounds won.
*Winner: Charles
*Reward: Pillion-riding with a gang of women bikers, dinner and date with them at Starbucks Times Square
*Shared with: HafizElimination challenge: Boxing
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.
*Winner: Charles
*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 February 2007)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.
*Winner: Charles
*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.
*Winner: Charles
*Elimination: Hafiz and ShamThus far, Charles had won five consecutive challenges.

;Episode 11 (aired 22 February 2007)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 Tioman where 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 donkey ride at the beach side (as a result of losing the quiz), followed by cycling on 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 picnic and kite-flying. Daphne seemed happier with Hafiz compared to Charles.

;Episode 12 (aired 1 March 2007)In this season finalé, Mohd Hafiz Bin Adnan defeated Charles Brunold to grab the title of "What Women Want".


*Mawi appeared 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.

External links

* [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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