About Asia's Next Top Model

Asia's Next Top Model is an adaptation of the original hit TV series America's Next Top Model, a fashion-themed reality television show broadcasted in over 100 countries around the world.

The new Pan-Asian television series gives young Asian women with modelling aspirations an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of international modelling. Coming from various backgrounds across Asia, the series follows the top model hopefuls as they live and compete against each other for the coveted prizes.

Hosted by Nadya Hutagalung, the show charts the transformation of aspiring models into successful top models. With fashion director Daniel Boey, fashion photographer Todd Anthony Tyler and model mentor Joey Mead King guiding and mentoring the top model hopefuls, these young women will see themselves competing in a highly-accelerated modelling boot camp to top model fame.

It is the original modelling competition that will see one girl's dream come true.

Get to know the judges of 'Asia's Next Top Model!


Format / Host
Asia's Next Top Model will be broadcasted across Asia from late 2012. With 13 episodes of fresh new Asian modelling talent, you would be exposed to the calibre of work and passion that builds and sustains this industry.
Hosting the show will be former international model, VJ, actress and presenter Nadya Hutagalung. She was born to an Indonesian father and Australian mother and was voted one of "Asia's Leading Trendmakers" by Asia Week magazine in November 2000 alongside the Dalai Lama, Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun Fatt.
"To be a top model takes determination, hard work and focus. There is also a great need to be a consummate professional", comments Hutalagung. "There are so many beautiful girls in Asia aspiring to walk the catwalks of Milan and Paris. This show intends to find them, mentor and coach them to help fast track their rise to international success."
The winner will walk away with a contract with a major modelling agency and a cover shoot and fashion photo spread in a top fashion magazine.


the girls

Meet 'Asia's Next Top Model' Cycle 1 contestants, 14 young women from 13 different Asian ethnicities that represent the rich diversity and beauty of the East.

TOP ROW Left to Right:
Jessica Amornkuldilok; Kate Ma; Filantropi Witoko; Sofia Wakabayashi; Thuy Trang Nguyen; Jee Choi; Helena Chan; and Stephanie Retuya

BOTTOM ROW Left to Right:
Melissa Th'ng; Bei Si Liu; Rachel Erasmus; Monica Benjaratjarunun; Kayla Tan; and Aastha Pokharel