Asia's Next Top Model

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Asia's Next Top Model
Asia's Next Top Model logo.png
Asia's Next Top Model show logo
Format Reality
Created by Tyra Banks
Country of origin Singapore
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 - 1
Executive producer(s) Anita Hatta (s 1)
David Searl (s 1)
Running time 41-43 min.
Production company(s) Ice-TV (s 1)
FIC (s 2-)
activeTV (s 2-)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution (International)
Original channel STAR World
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25) – April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)
External links

Asia's Next Top Model (abbreviated as AsiasNTM or "AsNTM") is a reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show will feature aspiring models from the entire Far East region, including South Asia subcontinent.

The show was initially set to launch in mid-2012 on Ice-TV, after a deal was arranged with CBS for a Pan-Asian version.[2][3][4] The casting process began in March 28, 2012 and was scheduled to end on May 5 of the same year. Later, the deadline was extended to May 21. Each season, the show is produced and filmed in a separate location of the Asian world.

On April 11, it was publicly revealed that Nadya Hutagalung would take on the role of Head Judge and Host of the series.[1] Fashion director Daniel Boey, fashion photographer Todd Anthony Tyler, and model Joey Mead King took secondary roles as judges.[5] Around early October, STAR World and Channel 8 introduced the 14 finalists for season one, from 13 countries in South, Southeast and East Asia. The show was initially scheduled to premiere on November 4, 2012. However, the global premiere on STAR World was pushed back to November 25 due to monetary problems.[6] The winner of the first cycle was 27 year old Jessica Amornkuldilok from Thailand.
Season 2 premiered on January 8, 2014 and ended on April 9th, 2014. The winner of the second cycle was 22 year-old Sheena Liam from Malaysia.


An extensive online search took place for the selection process. Models of Asian descent were encouraged to apply, but were required to speak and write in perfect English. All applicants were required to be between the ages of 18-27 and be at least 5'7, which follows the same format as the American counterpart of the show. Girls who previously participated in a national Top Model franchise could still apply for Asia's Next Top Model as long as they were not the winner, and were not professional models or endorsing any product or brand.

Link with Vietnam's Next Top Model[edit]

For the first season of the show, Vietnam's Next Top Model was appointed for scouting aspiring models throughout Vietnam. Thùy Trang Nguyễn, a fourth-placed contestant from the second season of the show, made it into the final round and represented Vietnam in the main competition.[7]


Judges Seasons
1 2
Nadya Hutagalung Host
Daniel Boey Main
Todd Anthony Tyler Main
Joey Mead-King Guest Main
Adam Williams Guest Main
Michael "Mike" Rosenthal Main

Differences between ANTM and AsNTM[edit]

There are a few key differences between this series and its American counterpart. While the height standards are the same as the American version (at least 5'7"),[8] they aren't as heavily enforced, as some girls have been allowed to enter despite being slightly under the cut-off.[9][10] The judges are more heavily involved in the challenges and photo shoots, also providing more constructive criticism to the girls, also acting as means of support if needed and generally providing more help. There is also the introduction of a 'mentor' for the girls, Joey Mead King, who helps coach the girls in various aspects of the modelling industry and acts as a general assistant to the girls during the photo shoots and challenges. The 'Best Photo' of each week is projected on the background of the judging panel each week, instead of being displayed on a TV inside the model home.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up(s) Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
Singapore Singapore
November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25) Jessica Amornkuldilok Kate Ma &
Stephanie Retuya
Kyla Tan, Monica Benjaratjarunun (quit), Bei Si Liu, Jee Choi & Filantropi Witoko, Thùy Trang Nguyễn, Rachel Erasmus, Melissa Th'ng, Helena Chan, Aastha Pokharel, Sofia Wakabayashi 14 Indonesia
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Malaysia Malaysia
January 8, 2014 (2014-01-08) Sheena Liam Jodilly Pendre Jessie Yang, Elektra Yu, Bona Kometa, Ji-hye Moon, Như Thảo Phan, Poojaa Gill, Sneha Ghosh & Janice Hermijanto, Tia Taveepanichpan, Natalie Pickles, Josephine Tan, Nicole Lee, Marie Nakagawa, Katarina Rodriguez 16 Hong Kong
Hong Kong



According to some crew members and judges, Daniel Boey included, Ice-TV did not pay them for their work on the show. Many crew members stated that they were not hired to work on a second season. Ice-TV stated that they were not able to hire them due to a withdrawal from two European sponsors.[11] Daniel Boey explained that this was the reason for his departure from the show. Ice-TV was replaced by activeTV as the production company for the show's second season.

Omitted Episode[edit]

Cycle 2's episode 11 featured the top five models, Jodilly, Katarina, Marie, Nicole, and Sheena participating in a photo shoot for Malaysia Airlines.[12] After the show took two weeks off to prolong the gap between the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 incident and the airing of the episode, the producers of the show decided to omit the episode entirely to respect those affected by the tragedy.[13] The previews for the episode following episode 10 only featured Jodilly, Katarina, Marie, and Sheena.[14] Sheena's photograph could still be seen as the 'photo of the week' banner for the episode that wasn't aired.[15] The season picked up again with the top four episode just before the finale.[16]

The episode was finally broadcast one month after the season finale, on May 8, 2014 during a season re-run in Indonesia.

Television ratings[edit]

Cycle Timeslot (UTC+08/+07) Season premiere Season finale Network Season Regional viewers
(in millions)
1 Sun 8:55/7:55 pm November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25) February 17, 2013 (2013-02-17) STAR World 2012
2 Wed 9:40/8:40 pm[17] January 8, 2014 (2014-01-08) April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) 2014 TBA

International broadcasts[edit]

Asia's Next Top Model is broadcast in all parts of Asia via the cable channel Star World. In the past, the series was free to watch on the show's official YouTube channel, but the videos are currently set to private viewing.[18][19] Cycle 2 videos are available on YouTube exclusively for Indonesian viewers.[20] All other local free-to-air channels air the series on a one-week delayed schedule.

Country/Region Channel Date Translated title Dub/Subtitle
Asia STAR World November 25, 2012 N/A Subtitled in various languages in selected region(s)
Arab League Arab World OSN Al Yawm January 12, 2013 N/A
 Hong Kong TVB TBA
 Indonesia RCTI December 7, 2012 Subtitled in Indonesian
NET. February 8, 2014
 Japan TV Asahi March 9, 2013 Dubbed in Japanese
 Philippines Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action) December 9, 2012 N/A
Velvet (now defunct)
TV5 January 16, 2014
STAR World January 8, 2014
 Singapore Channel 5 December 2, 2012
StarHub TBA
 South Korea On Style TBA
 Thailand Channel 8 December 4, 2012 Dubbed in Thai
 Taiwan STAR World Taiwan November 25, 2012 亞洲超級名模生死鬥 N/A
 Vietnam STAR World Vietnam November 25, 2012 Người mẫu hàng đầu châu Á Subtitled in Vietnamese
VTC - Let's Viet December 2, 2012 Dubbed in Vietnamese

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Asia's Next Top Model opens casting call for aspiring models",The Straits Times, by: Yip Wai Yee, date: 2012-04-11.
  2. ^ ASIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL | Facebook
  3. ^ - Television Business International - Article / distribution,Key strategic business information on the production, broadcasting and financing of TV programming around the ...
  4. ^ Formats Weekly
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  6. ^ Fang, Joy (29 October 2012). "Next Top Model takes a tumble". Asiaone. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Việt Nam tìm đại diện thi Asia's Next Top Model", by: Châu Sa, iOne, 2012-05-03.
  8. ^ "Do you want to join Asia's Next Top Model Season 2? | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Katarina - Asia's Next Top Model Season 2.Asia's Next Top Model s2". 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Tia - Asia's Next Top Model Season 2Asia's Next Top Model s2". 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  11. ^ "Asia Next Top Model SCANDAL". 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
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  14. ^ Next on #AsNTM2 on YouTube
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  17. ^ a b "Star World to Premiere Asia's Next Top Model S2 In January '14", Paris, date: 2013-10-03.
  18. ^ "AsiasNextTopModel's channel". 
  19. ^ "AsiasNextTopModel". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  20. ^ "Asia's Next Top Model s2 - EPISODE #2". YouTube. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 

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