Cebuano duo Deankie Latonio and Tiara Sison won the 3rd season of the reality interior design television show “The Apartment – Design Your Destiny,” with a finale aired Sunday, December 1 on Star World.
The fresh graduates of University of San Carlos, Cebu are Philippines entry in the third season along with contestants from USA, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Malaysia.
The pair battled against Australian fashion reporter Yvette and British actress Sonya in the final round of the competition where winners receive the grand prize of a two-story apartment at Elmina, real estate by Sime Darby Property in Malaysia.
The final task of the third season titled “What We’d Do for an Apartment” was to design a whole apartment from scratch in 72 hours. After which, judges, VIP guests, and eliminated contestants held a house party in their apartments.
The two best friends relied on their strengths in matching random accents for Deankie and mixing neutral and bright colors in a modern and sophisticated style for Tiara, to win the final task and be proclaimed as “The Apartment” Season 3 winners.
Throughout the season, contestants were given 9 identical apartments. Each week, the pairs were tasked to design different parts of the apartment under a strict budget and in less than 15 hours.
Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, designer to the British Royal Family, served as the competition’s head judge.
Jamie Durie, who was also the competition’s judge, served as the host and a mentor who guided teams with their designs.
Here’s Deankie and Tiara’s wacky video at the start of The Apartment third season.