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 release||18 September 2010– present|
Korea's Next Top Model (도전! 수퍼모델 코리아; also known as KNTM) 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||September 18, 2010||Lee Ji-min||Kim Na-rae & 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
& Mui Ne
|4||August 15, 2013||Shin Hyun-ji||Jung Ho-yeon & 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||Hwang Gi-ppeum||Han Seung-soo & Lee Cheol-woo||Choi Ji-in, Jung So-Hyeon, Chung Dong-gyu, Shin Jae-hyuk, Han Ji-an, Kim Seung-hee, Kim Jong-hoon, Kim Ye-rim & Bang Tae-eun, Choi Jeong-jin, Jung Yong-soo, Kim Min-jung & Hyeon Ji-eun||16||