Korea's Next Top Model

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Korea's Next Top Model
KNTM.jpg
Format Reality television
Created by Tyra Banks
Judges Jang Yoon-ju
Lee Hye-ju
Han Sang-Hyuk
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Onstyle
Original run 18 September 2010 – Present
External links
Website

Korea's Next Top Model (도전! 수퍼모델 코리아; also known as KNTM) is a Korean reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Korea's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry. The prize also includes a feature in W Magazine Korea and a contract for SK-II.[1]

As part of the Top Model franchise, it is based on the hit American TV show America's Next Top Model, and it shares the same format. On 6 January 2010[2] it was announced that Korean channel Onstyle would begin production of a Korean version of the model search show. Model Jang Yoon-ju would helm the judging panel as the host of the show.

Plans for a male-exclusive spin off began in 2014 before a 5th regular installment was aired, but the idea was put on hold.[3] It was subsequently revealed that cycle 5 of the series would be a co-ed edition featuring male contestants.[4]

Premise[edit]

The series features a group of young female contestants, aged between 17 and 25, who live together in a house for several months while taking part in challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modelling industry. Normally, one poor-performing contestant is eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is crowned "Korea's Next Top Model" and receives a modelling contract for representation and other prizes. Females should be 165 cm tall (5 ft 5 in) or taller, and males 178 cm tall (5 ft 10 in) or taller.

Format[edit]

Each series of Korea's Next Top Model features from ten to fourteen episodes and begins with fourteen to eighteen contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though in rare cases a double elimination or no elimination is given by consensus of the judging panel.

Cycles[edit]

Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destination(s)
1 September 18, 2010 Lee Ji-min Lee Yoo-kyung &
Kim Na-rae
Kim Yu-ri, Lee Eun-young, Shin Young-eun & Seok Dan-bi, Kim Ye-ji, Seon Hye-lim, Kim Hyo-kyeong & Baek Il-hong, Kim Min-sun, Oh Hye-ji, Park Doo-hee 14 France
Paris
2 July 9, 2011 Jin Jung-sun Park Seul-gi Yoon Yu-jin, Lee Eun-suk, Go Jung-sun, Jenny Fuglsang & Park So-yeon, Choi Ji-hye, Go Eun-bi, Lee Sung-sil, Lee Song-yi & Lee Seon-young, Um Yoo-jung, Lee Jenny & Song Hae-na 15 Northern Mariana Islands
Saipan
United States
New York City
3 July 21, 2012 Choi So-ra Kim Jin-kyung Min Hae-rin & Kwon Da-min & Jung Han-sol, Lee Seul-gi, Ji So-yeon, Jang Mi-rim, Heo Kyung-hui, Yoon Eun-hwa, Choi Han-bit, Hong Ji-soo, Choi Se-hee, Kang Cho-won, Lee Min-jung, Lee Na-hyun & Go So-hyun, Yeo Yeon-hui
18 Cambodia
Siem Reap
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Mui Ne
4 August 15, 2013 Shin Hyeon-ji Hwang Hyeon-ju &
Jung Ho-yeon
Ahn Hye-jin & Go Eun-bi, Suk Il-myeong, Jo Eun-saem, Kim Eun-hae & Seo Yeong-chae, Ryu Ye-ri, Kim Si-won, Lim Hyeon-ju, Jung Ha-eun, Kim Hye-a & Park Sin-ae 15 Thailand
Phuket
United States
Las Vegas[5]
5 August 16, 2014 TBA TBA TBA 20 TBA

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