Asia's Next Top Model
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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|
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Based on||America's Next Top Model|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Executive producers||Karen Seah|
|Running time||43–45 minutes|
|Production companies||Refinery Media (S5)(S6)|
FremantleMedia Asia (S4)
Beach House Pictures (S3)
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution (International)|
|Original network||Star World (2012–2017) |
Fox Life (2018)
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||25 November 2012 –|
24 October 2018
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.
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. 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).
|Joey Mead King||Main|
|Todd Anthony Tyler||Main|
|Cara G. McIlroy||Guest||Guest||Main||Guest|
|Monika Sta. Maria||Contestant||Guest||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||
|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|| |
|8 January 2014||
|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|| |
|25 March 2015||
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||
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||
Nguyen Minh Tu
|Anjelica Santillan, Heidi Grods, Jennica Sanchez, Layla Ong, Alicia Amin, Randhawa Nametha (disqualified), Valerie Krasnadewi & Dorothy Petzold, Veronika Krasnasari, Cindy Chen, Clara Tan||14|| |
|22 August 2018||
|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
|China||Bei Si Liu||Jessie Yang||N/A|
|Hong Kong||Helena Chan||Elektra Yu||KB Barlow
|Jessica Lam||N/A||Hody Yim|
|India||Rachel Erasmus||Sneha Ghosh||N/A|
|Indonesia||Filantropi Witoko||Janice Hermijanto
|Japan||Sofia Wakabayashi||Marie Nakagawa||Barbara Katsuki||N/A||Sharnie Fenn|
|Malaysia||Melissa Th'ng||Sheena Liam
|Tuti Noor||Shikin Gomez
|Myanmar||N/A||May Myat Noe||N/A||Beauty Thet Thinn|
|Philippines||Stephanie Retuya||Jodilly Pendre
|Monika Sta. Maria
|Singapore||Kyla Tan||Nicole Lee
|Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw||Angie Watkins||R Nametha[b]
|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|
|Vietnam||Nguyen Thuy Trang||Phan Nhu Thao||Celine Duong||Mai Ngo Quynh||Nguyen Minh Tu||Nguyen Thanh Vy|
- The contestant decided to quit the competition.
- The contestant was disqualified in her respective season.
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."
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. Mai had previously competed on the Vietnamese version of Top Model 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. 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.
|Season||Timeslot (UTC+08/+07)||Season premiere||Season finale||Network||Season||Regional viewers|
|1||Sun 8:55/7:55 pm||25 November 2012||17 February 2013||Star World||2012-2013||39|
|2||Wed 9:40/8:40 pm||8 January 2014||9 April 2014||2014||N/A|
|3||Wed 8:45/7:45 pm||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|
|6||22 August 2018||24 October 2018||Fox Life||2018||N/A|
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. All other local free-to-air channels air the series on a one-week delayed schedule.
|Arab World||OSN Al Yawm (season 1)||12 January 2013||N/A||N/A|
|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|
|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|
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