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Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 1 Cast

Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 1 is the first season of the reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry. The show features aspiring models from the entire Asia-Pacific region. The international destinations for this cycle were Batam, Indonesia and Hong Kong. This cycle's promotional song was Fashion Show by Cory Lee.

The cycle featured 14 contestants, two from Thailand, and one each from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. The show was filmed in Singapore once again. It premiered globally on November 25, 2012.

Among the prizes for the season were a modeling contract with top modeling agency Storm Model Management, a 3 month all expenses paid working trip to London, the opportunity to appear on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore, a cash prize of 100,000 Singaporean Dollars, the chance to become the new face of Canon IXUS' 2013 campaign, and a brand new Subaru XV.

The winner of the competition was 27 year-old Jessica Amornkuldilok from Thailand.

Contestants

(Ages stated are at time of contest)

From Contestant Age Hometown Height Outcome
Thailand
Jessica Amornkuldilok 27 Bangkok 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Winner
Taiwan
Kate Ma 22 Taipei 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Runner-up
Philippines
Stephanie Retuya 23 San Pedro 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Japan
Sofia Wakabayashi 24 Tokyo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Eliminated in Episode 11
Nepal
Aastha Pokharel 20 Kathmandu 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 10
Hong Kong
Helena Chan 23 Southern District 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 9
Malaysia
Melissa Th'ng 21 Kuala Lumpur 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Eliminated in Episode 7
India
Rachel Erasmus 22 Ajmer 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 6
Vietnam
Nguyễn Thị Thùy Trang 23 Đắk Lắk 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 5
Indonesia
Filantropi Witoko 24 Jakarta 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Eliminated in Episode 4
South Korea
Jee Choi 28 Seoul 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
China
Bei Si Liu 24 Pudong 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Eliminated in Episode 3
Thailand
Monica Benjaratjarunun 19 Chiang Mai 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Quit in Episode 2
Singapore
Kyla Tan 23 Singapore City 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) Eliminated in Episode 1
  • In 2013, Nguyễn Thị Thùy Trang also participated in the second season of Vietnam's Next Top Model.
  • Helena, Jee and Jessica turned 23, 28 and 27, respectively during filming.

Episodes

Episode First aired Aired online
01 Which Girl Can Handle the Limelight? November 25, 2012 December 14, 2012
02 Which Girl Can Stand Out? December 2, 2012 December 19, 2012
03 Which Girl Can Own a New Look? December 9, 2012 December 24, 2012
04 Which Girl Exudes Sexy? December 16, 2012 December 31, 2012
05 Style & Taste December 23, 2012 January 07, 2013
06 Good Hair Day December 30, 2012 January 15, 2013
07 Face Value January 6, 2013 January 22, 2013
08 Mannerism & The Big Red Dress January 13, 2013 January 29, 2013
09 Beyond Comfort January 20, 2013 February 05, 2013
10 Girls on the Move January 27, 2013 February 12, 2013
11 The Story So Far - The Road To Top 4 February 03, 2013 February 08, 2013
12 Hong Kong Extravaganza February 10, 2013 February 14, 2013
13 Finale February 17, 2013 February 21, 2013

Summaries

Call-out order

Nadya's Call-Out Order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13
1 Helena Aastha Helena Sofia Kate Sofia Jessica Jessica Jessica Jessica Kate Jessica
2 Stephanie Sofia Stephanie Aastha Aastha Jessica Stephanie Kate Sofia Kate Jessica Kate
Stephanie
3 Rachel Jessica Jee Stephanie Jessica Stephanie Kate Aastha Kate Sofia Stephanie
4 Trang Helena Rachel Kate Helena Aastha Aastha Helena Aastha Stephanie Sofia
5 Jessica Kate Filantropi Melissa Rachel Melissa Sofia Sofia

Stephanie

Stephanie Aastha
6 Aastha Trang Sofia Jessica Stephanie Helena Helena Helena
7 Monica Bei Si Melissa Rachel Sofia Kate Melissa
8 Filantropi Melissa Jessica Helena Melissa Rachel
9 Bei Si Filantropi Kate Trang Trang
10 Kate Jee
Stephanie

Rachel

Trang Filantropi
Jee
11 Sofia Aastha
12 Jee Monica Bei Si
13 Melissa
14 Kyla


  • In episode 2, Monica was informed by the production crew that her father was ill. As a result, she decided to withdraw from the competition. At panel, Rachel was evacuated due to a medical emergency, and was therefore absent during the elimination ceremony. Her name was not called out during elimination. Also, Jee and Stephanie landed in the bottom two. None of them was eliminated due to the vacant slot left by Monica after she quit the competition.
  • At the beginning of episode 3, Rachel re-entered the competition.
  • In episode 4, Filantropi and Jee landed in the bottom two. Both of them were eliminated.
  • Episode 8 featured a non-elimination bottom two.
  • Episode 11 was the recap episode.

Photo Shoot Guide

  • Episode 1 Photo Shoot: Quirky Girls in Little India
  • Episode 2 Photo Shoot: Prada Group Shot for Harper's Bazaar
  • Episode 3 Photo Shoot: Chinese Zodiac Animals
  • Episode 4 Photo Shoot: Boxing with Jason Godfrey
  • Episode 5 Photo Shoot: French Riviera Women
  • Episode 6 Commercial & Photo Shoot: TRESemmé Hair Campaign
  • Episode 7 Photo Shoot: Environmental Campaign for World Wide Fund for Nature
  • Episode 8 Photo Shoot: Wearing Red Gowns at the National Library Museum
  • Episode 9 Photo Shoot: Underwater Mermaids in Michael Cinco Couture
  • Episode 10 Photo Shoot: Extreme Body Movement in Black and White
  • Episode 12 Photo Shoot: 1920's Inspired Modern Screen Starlets in the Streets of Hong Kong
  • Episode 13 Commercial & Photo Shoot: Canon IXUS commercials; Harper's Bazaar Cover Shots

   

Makeovers

  • Aastha: Rihanna inspired short asymmetrical cut
  • Bei Si: Dyed black blue, shoulder length hair with fringes
  • Filantropi: Bob haircut and dyed deep red
  • Helena: Dyed dark blonde, Victoria Beckham inspired bob cut
  • Jee: Fiery red hair with fringes
  • Jessica: Dyed deep chestnut brown, pixie cut
  • Kate: Dyed honey blonde with highlights
  • Melissa: Kimora Lee Simmons inspired big wavy curls, dyed lighter and fringes added
  • Rachel: Dyed dark brown, Selita Ebanks inspired pixie cut
  • Sofia: Dyed jet black
  • Stephanie: Dyed red, curls added with extra volume
  • Trang: Bowl haircut


       

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