AsNTM5 - The First PR Photoshoot

AsNTM5 - The First PR Photoshoot

Cycle 5 also known as Asia's Next Top Model 5: Expect the Unexpected is the fifth season of Asia's Next Top Model.

The season aired on April 5, 2017. Filming for season five took place in Singapore and Malaysia.




The season featured 14 contestants: three from Indonesia and the Philippines, two from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and one each from Taiwan and Vietnam. China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal and South Korea were unrepresented. Taiwan marked its comeback after its absences from the two previous seasons.


The prize package for this season included a Subaru Impreza, a cover and fashion spread in Nylon Singapore, and a modeling contract with Storm Model Management in London.

Hosts & Judges

Cindy Bishop and Yu Tsai returned as judges for panel this season, while Kelly Tandiono departed from the show, and was replaced by Cara G. McIlroy. Pia Wurtzbach also appeared as a recurring judge.


  • Undercover Judge: On Episode 9, right after the elimination of Veronika Krasnasari, a woman named Xiao Qing was introduced joining the remaining final five in the competition. Unbeknownst to the models, Xiao Qing was an undercover judge and at the same time, the official fashion designer for the final runway show at the finale episode. She was made to pretend that she was a contestant and had to go through the challenges, photoshoots and judging panel. Her real status was eventually revealed on Episode 12.



ASNTM5 Maureen Square
ASNTM5 Shikin Square
ASNTM5 Tu Square
ASNTM5 Clara Square
ASNTM5 Cindy Square
ASNTM5 Veronika Square
ASNTM5 Dorothy Square
ASNTM5 Valerie Square
ASNTM5 Nametha Square
ASNTM5 Alicia Square
ASNTM5 Layla Square
ASNTM5 Jennica Square
ASNTM5 Heidi Square
ASNTM5 Anjelica Square


Template:ASNTM5 Episodes

Weekly Best Photos

Elimination History


Elimination Order

Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13
1 Clara Dorothy Cindy Tu Maureen Cindy Shikin Maureen Tu Maureen Shikin Maureen
2 Valerie Cindy Tu Nametha Shikin Nametha Tu Tu Shikin Clara Tu Shikin
3 Maureen Veronika Shikin Maureen Valerie Maureen Clara Shikin Maureen Shikin Maureen Tu
4 Veronika Layla Clara Valerie Dorothy Shikin Veronika Cindy Clara Tu Clara
5 Shikin Maureen Nametha Veronika Tu Valerie Maureen Clara Cindy Xiao Qing
6 Heidi Clara Alicia Cindy Nametha Clara Cindy Veronika Cindy
7 Dorothy Nametha Layla Shikin Cindy Tu Dorothy
8 Tu Shikin Dorothy Clara Veronika Veronika
9 Jennica Tu Veronika Alicia Clara Dorothy
10 Cindy Valerie Valerie Dorothy Alicia
11 Alicia Alicia Maureen Layla
12 Layla Jennica Jennica
13 Nametha Heidi
14 Anjelica
Key: Best Photo Bottom Two Quit Disqualified Saved Eliminated Winner Runner-Up Finalist

Weekly Scoring

Template:ASNTM5 Weekly Scoring


Asia's Next Top Model Cycles
Cycle 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 ·