Asia's Next Top Model

Asia's Next Top Model (abbreviated as "ASNTM") is a reality television show based on the American franchise America's Next Top Model in which a number of aspiring models compete for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show features models from the entire Far East region (East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia).

Asia's Next Top Model
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Asia's Next Top Model logo
GenreReality television
Created byTyra Banks
Based onAmerica's Next Top Model
Presented by
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes75
Executive producersKaren Seah
Mark Arbitrario
Sam Gollestani
Glenn Sims
Running time43–45 minutes
Production companiesRefinery Media (S5)(S6)
FremantleMedia Asia (S4)[1]
Beach House Pictures (S3)
activeTV (S2)
Ice-TV (S1)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (International)
Original networkStar World (2012–2017)
Fox Life (2018)
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release25 November 2012 (2012-11-25) –
24 October 2018 (2018-10-24)
External links

Search for contestantsEdit

An extensive online search takes place for the selection process. Models of Asian descent or nationality are all allowed to apply, but they must be able to speak and write in English. All applicants are required to be at least 16 and no older than 27 years of age, and at least 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall. Contestants who have previously participated in another Top Model franchise can still apply for the competition as long as they were not the winner, and are not currently under contractual obligations with an agency or endorsing any product or brand.[2]


Show logo used from 2012–2017

Each season of Asia's Next Top Model has about 12-13 regular episodes, with a special recap episode which airs near the end of each season. Each season generally begins with about 14–16 contestants. Contestants are judged weekly on their overall appearance, participation in challenges, and their best photos from that week's photo shoot.

Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though in rare cases a double elimination or non-elimination was given by consensus of the judging panel. Makeovers are given to contestants early in the season (usually after the first or second elimination) and a trip to an international destination is sometimes scheduled about two-thirds of the way through the season.

In contrast the American version, the contestants receive instruction from a mentor who helps coach them in various aspects of the modelling industry and acts as a general assistant during photo shoots and challenges. Past mentors have included Joey Mead King (seasons 1–3), Kelly Tandiono (season 4) and Cara G. McIlroy (season 5). Beginning with season 4, the show adapted the scoring system introduced in the American version. The scores included the judges' scores of photoshoot and the challenge scores.


For the sixth season, Cindy Bishop and Yu Tsai returned to the panel as the host and creative consultant of the show, respectively. Cara G. McIlroy did not return for the sixth season. Instead, she was replaced by Monika Sta. Maria from season 3, Shikin Gomez and Minh Tu Nguyen from season 5 as model mentors throughout the sixth season.[3][4] However, they did not participate in the judging panel.

Previous judges of the show include photographers Todd Anthony Tyler (season 1), Mike Rosenthal (seasons 2–3), creative director Daniel Boey (season 1 & 4) and fashion designer Alex Perry (season 3), model mentor Joey Mead King (seasons 1–3), Kelly Tandiono (season 4), and Cara G. McIlroy (season 5), catwalk coach Adam Williams (season 2), and head judges/hosts Nadya Hutagalung (seasons 1–2), and Georgina Wilson (season 3).

Judge/Mentor Seasons
Nadya Hutagalung Main
Georgina Wilson Main Guest
Cindy Bishop Main
Judging Panelists
Daniel Boey Main Recurring
Joey Mead King Main
Todd Anthony Tyler Main
Mike Rosenthal Main Recurring
Adam Williams Guest Main
Alex Perry Guest Main
Kelly Tandiono Main
Yu Tsai Main
Cara G. McIlroy Guest Guest Main Guest
Monika Sta. Maria Contestant Guest Mentor
Shikin Gomez Contestant Mentor
Minh Tu Nguyen Contestant Mentor


Season Premiere date Winner Runner(s)-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
25 November 2012  
Jessica Amornkuldilok
Kate Ma
Stephanie Retuya
Kyla Tan, Monica Benjaratjarunun (quit), Bei Si Liu, Jee Choi & Filantropi Witoko, Nguyen Thuy Trang, Rachel Erasmus, Melissa Th'ng, Helena Chan, Aastha Pokharel, Sofia Wakabayashi 14  
Hong Kong
8 January 2014  
Sheena Liam
Jodilly Pendre
Jessie Yang, Elektra Yu, Bona Kometa, Jihye Moon, Phan Nhu Thao, Poojaa Gill, Sneha Ghosh & Janice Hermijanto, Tia Taveepanichpan, Natalie Pickles, Josephine Tan, Nicole Lee, Marie Nakagawa, Katarina Rodriguez 16  
Hong Kong
25 March 2015  
Ayu Gani
Monika Sta. Maria
Shareeta Selvaraj, Kiana Guyon, Rani Ramadhany, Lorretta Chow & Celine Duong, Franchesca Lagua, Melissa Tan, KB Barlow, Tahlia Raji, Amanda Chan, Barbara Katsuki, Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw 14 None
9 March 2016  
Tawan Kedkong
Patricia Gunawan
Sang In Kim
Maya Goldman, Tugs Saruul, Mai Ngo Quynh, Gwen Ruais, Alaiza Malinao (quit), Jessica Lam, Aldilla Zahraa, May Htet Aung, Tuti Noor, Angie Watkins, Julian Flores 14 None
5 April 2017  
Maureen Wroblewitz
Nguyen Minh Tu
Shikin Gomez
Anjelica Santillan, Heidi Grods, Jennica Sanchez, Layla Ong, Alicia Amin, Randhawa Nametha (disqualified), Valerie Krasnadewi & Dorothy Petzold, Veronika Krasnasari, Cindy Chen, Clara Tan 14  
Kuala Lumpur
22 August 2018  
Dana Slosar
Adela Marshall
Mia Sabathy
Lena Saetiao & Hody Yim, Sharnie Fenn, Iko Bustomi, Jesslyn Lim, Rubini Sambanthan, Yi Han Si, Jachin Manere, Nguyen Thanh Vy, Pim Bubear & Beauty Thet Thinn 14 None

Contestants per countryEdit

Asia's Next Top Model contestants per country
Country/Region Season
1 2 3 4 5 6
  China Bei Si Liu Jessie Yang N/A
  Hong Kong Helena Chan Elektra Yu KB Barlow
Lorretta Chow
Jessica Lam N/A Hody Yim
  India Rachel Erasmus Sneha Ghosh N/A
  Indonesia Filantropi Witoko Janice Hermijanto
Bona Kometa
Ayu Gani
Tahlia Raji
Rani Ramadhany
Patricia Gunawan
Aldilla Zahraa
Clara Tan
Veronika Krasnasari
Valerie Krasnadewi
Jesslyn Lim
Iko Bustomi
  Japan Sofia Wakabayashi Marie Nakagawa Barbara Katsuki N/A Sharnie Fenn
  Malaysia Melissa Th'ng Sheena Liam
Josephine Tan
Melissa Tan
Shareeta Selvaraj
Tuti Noor Shikin Gomez
Alicia Amin
Rubini Sambanthan
  Mongolia N/A Tugs Saruul N/A
  Myanmar N/A May Myat Noe N/A Beauty Thet Thinn
    Nepal Aastha Pokharel N/A
  Philippines Stephanie Retuya Jodilly Pendre
Katarina Rodriguez
Monika Sta. Maria
Amanda Chan
Franchesca Lagua
Julian Flores
Alaiza Malinao[a]
Gwen Ruais
Maureen Wroblewitz
Jennica Sanchez
Anjelica Santillan
Adela Marshall
Jachin Manere
  Singapore Kyla Tan Nicole Lee
Poojaa Gill
Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw Angie Watkins R Nametha[b]
Layla Ong
Yi Han Si
  South Korea Jee Choi Jihye Moon N/A Sang In Kim N/A
  Taiwan Kate Ma Natalie Pickles N/A Cindy Chen Mia Sabathy
  Thailand Jessica Amornkuldilok
Monica Benjaratjarunun[a]
Tia Taveepanichpan
Kiana Guyon
Tawan Kedkong
Maya Goldman
Dorothy Petzold
Heidi Grods
Dana Slosar
Pim Bubear
Lena Saetiao
  Vietnam Nguyen Thuy Trang Phan Nhu Thao Celine Duong Mai Ngo Quynh Nguyen Minh Tu Nguyen Thanh Vy

  The contestant in bold won in her respective season.

  The contestant in italic placed as a runner-up in her respective season.
  1. ^ a b The contestant decided to quit the competition.
  2. ^ The contestant was disqualified in her respective season.


Glenn TanEdit

Subaru executive Glenn Tan, who was a guest panelist in the fourth episode of season 4, sparked backlash on social media after reprimanding South Korean contestant Sang In Kim. Kim, who was told by Tan, "Who the fuck do you think you are to roll your eyes at me? If I'm the client, I am never, ever going to hire you!", was defended by fans of the show on Facebook. Executive producer of Asia's Next Top Model Sam Gollestani told the BBC, "Glenn provides the perspective of a client when choosing a model to front campaigns for products, which is why he was invited to be a guest judge this season. This scene is reflective of what considerations go into making these decisions when working in the fashion and modelling industry."[5]

Mai NgoEdit

In May 2016, twelfth-placing contestant Mai Ngo Quynh, from Vietnam, was fined VND22,500,000 (US$1,000) by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), after it was ruled that she had entered Asia's Next Top Model illegally. Vietnam's official rules specify that all people who participate in beauty competitions abroad must obtain secure permission from the MCST and have won at least one national title.[6] Mai had previously competed on the Vietnamese version of Top Model[7] and in Miss Universe Vietnam, but had not won any titles. It was reported that she was summoned to report to the MCST three times but had failed to do so.[6] The MCST had previously banned her from walking in Vietnam International Fashion Week in April. Mai claimed she did not know that the rule applied to non-professional models, and applied for mitigation of penalty.[8]


Season Timeslot (UTC+08/+07) Season premiere Season finale Network Season Regional viewers
(in millions)
1 Sun 8:55/7:55 pm 25 November 2012 (2012-11-25) 17 February 2013 (2013-02-17) Star World 2012-2013 39[9]
2 Wed 9:40/8:40 pm[9] 8 January 2014 (2014-01-08) 9 April 2014 (2014-04-09) 2014 N/A
3 Wed 8:45/7:45 pm[10] 25 March 2015 17 June 2015 2015
4 Wed 9:00/8:00 pm 9 March 2016 1 June 2016 2016
5 5 April 2017 28 June 2017 2017 15 Television[11]
23 YouTube[11]
6 22 August 2018 24 October 2018 Fox Life 2018 N/A

International broadcastsEdit

Asia's Next Top Model is broadcast in all parts of Asia via cable channel Star World (then Fox Life). The first and fifth seasons of the series are free to watch on the show's official YouTube channel, but the videos are currently set to private viewing.[12][13][14] All other local free-to-air channels air the series on a one-week delayed schedule.

Country/Region Channel Date Translated title Dub/Subtitle
  Arab World OSN Al Yawm (season 1) 12 January 2013 N/A N/A
  Hong Kong TVB TBA
  Indonesia RCTI (season 1) 7 December 2012 Subtitled in Indonesian
TV One (season 4, 5) 20 March 2016 – 15 April 2017
NET. (season 2, 6) 8 February 2014 – 22 Agustus 2018
INews (season 3) 25 Maret – 17 Juni 2015
  Japan TV Asahi (season 1) 9 March 2013 Dubbed in Japanese
  Philippines Studio 23[a] (season 1) 9 December 2012 – 3 March 2013 N/A
Velvet[b] (season 1)
TV5 (seasons 2, 4-5) 16 January 2014 – 24 April 2014
23 March 2016
GMA Network (season 3) 19 April 2015 – 12 July 2015
  Singapore Channel 5 (season 1) 2 December 2012
Mio (season 3) 22 May 2015
StarHub (season 3) 15 May 2015
  South Korea OnStyle (season 3) 13 December 2015
  Thailand Channel 8 (season 1) 4 December 2012
Dubbed and subtitled in Thai
Channel V Thailand (season 2) 15 January 2014
3 SD (season 3) 21 April 2015
3 Family
(season 4,5)
20 March 2016
15 April 2017
Fox Thailand (season 5,6) 5 April 2017
22 August 2018
GMM 25 (season 6) 24 August 2018
  Vietnam VTC – Let's Viet (season 1) 2 December 2012 Dubbed in Vietnamese N/A
VTC1 (season 4) 27 March 2016
VTV3 (season 5) April 2017
  1. ^ Defunct, channel succeeded by ABS-CBN Sports and Action
  2. ^ Defunct, channel succeeded by Jeepney TV

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fox International Channels announces season 4 of Asia's Next Top Model". FremantleMedia. 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The search for Asia's next top model returns". Archived from the original on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "Asia's Next Top Model 6 reveals names of contestants". The Jakarta Post.
  5. ^ "Outrage after S Korean contestant lambasted on Asia's Next Top Model". BBC News. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Vietnamese model fined for entering 'Asia's Next Top Model' without permission". Thanh Nien Daily. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Trước Asia's Next Top Model, Quỳnh Mai là ai?". (in Vietnamese). 11 March 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Thi chui tại Asia's Next Top Model, Quỳnh Mai chính thức bị xử phạt 22,5 triệu đồng". Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Star World to Premiere Asia's Next Top Model S2 In January '14" Archived 4 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Paris, date: 3 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ a b ""Thanks for making Season 5 a big success..."". Asia's Next Top Model Facebook. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  12. ^ "AsiasNextTopModel's channel".[unreliable source]
  13. ^ "AsiasNextTopModel". YouTube. Retrieved 3 June 2014.[unreliable source]
  14. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model s2 – EPISODE #2". YouTube. 21 January 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.

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