Korea's Next Top Model
|Korea's Next Top Model|
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||18 September 2010 – Present|
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.
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 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. It was subsequently revealed that cycle 5 of the series would be a co-ed edition featuring male contestants.
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.
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.
|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 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||
|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||
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
Ho Chi Minh City
|4||August 15, 2013||Shin Hyeon-ji||Hwang Hyeon-ju &
|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||
|5||August 16, 2014||TBA||TBA||TBA||20||TBA|
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