Korea's Next Top Model
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|Korea's Next Top Model|
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||18 September 2010– present|
Korea's Next Top Model (abbreviated as KNTM; also known as Do-jeon Supermodel Korea (도전 수퍼모델 코리아; English: Challenge Supermodel Korea)) is a South 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 contestants, who live together in a house for several months while taking part in challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modeling industry. Normally, one or more poor-performing contestants are eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is crowned "Korea's Next Top Model" and receives a modeling contract for representation and other prizes. In early cycles, the female height requirement was set at 165 centimetres (5 ft 5 in) tall, but was later raised to 168 centimetres (5 ft 6 in) or taller when male contestants were introduced to the show. The male height requirement is 178 centimetres (5 ft 10 in) or taller.
|Cycle||Premiere date||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Other contestants in order of elimination||Number of contestants||Destination(s)|
|1||18 September 2010||Lee Ji-min||Kim Na-rae
|Kim Yu-ri, Lee Eun-young, Shin Young-eun, Seok Dan-bi, Kim Ye-ji, Seon Hye-lim, Baek Il-hong & Kim Hyo-kyeong, Kim Min-sun, Oh Hye-ji, Park Doo-hee||14||
|2||9 July 2011||Jin Jung-sun||Park Seul-gi||Yoon Yoo-jin, Lee Eun-sook, Ko Jung-sun, Park So-yeon & Jenny Fuglsang, Choi Ji-hye, Ko Eun-bi, Lee Sung-sil, Lee Sun-young & Lee Song-i, Um Yoo-jung, Lee Jenny & Song Hae-na||15||
New York City
|3||21 July 2012||Choi So-ra||Kim Jin-kyung||Min Hae-rin & Kwon Da-min & Jung Han-sol, Lee Seul-ki, Ji So-yeon, Jang Mi-rim, Heo Kyung-hee, Yoon Eun-hwa, Choi Han-bit, Hong Ji-su, Choi Se-hui, Kang Cho-won, Lee Min-jung, Lee Na-hyun & Ko So-hyun, Yeo Yeon-hee
Ho Chi Minh City
& Mui Ne
|4||15 August 2013||Shin Hyun-ji||Jung Ho-yeon
|Ahn Hye-jin & Ko Eun-bi, Seok Il-myeong, Cho Eun-saem, Kim Eun-hae & Seo Yeong-chae, Ryu Ye-ri, Kim Si-won, Im Hyun-joo, Jung Ha-eun, Kim Hye-ah & Park Shin-ae||15||
|5||16 August 2014||Hwang Kibbeum||Lee Cheol-woo
|Choi Ji-in, Jung So-hyun, Chung Dong-kyu, Shin Jae-hyuk, Han Jian, Kim Seung-hee, Kim Jong-hoon, Kim Yaelim & Bahng Tae-eun, Choi Jeong-jin, Jeong Yong-soo, Kim Min-jung & Hyeon Ji-eun||16||
- http://www.onstylei.com/tv/tpl/tplHtml.sty?tplIndex=1084&tplMenuIndex=1663[dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2010.