(shortened toKNTM) is a Korean reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title ofKorea's Next Top Modeland 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.
Top Modelfranchise , it is based on the hit American TV showAmerica's Next Top Model, and it shares the same format. On 6 January 2010it 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.
The series features a group of young female contestants, aged between 18 and 25, who live together in a house for several months while taking part in challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modelling industry. Normally, one poor-performing contestant is eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is crowned "Korea's Next Top Model" and receives a modelling contract for representation and other prizes.
Each series of Korea's Next Top Model features from ten to fourteen episodes and begins with twelve to fourteen contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though in rare cases a double elimination or no elimination is given by consensus of the judging panel.
|Cycle||Premiere date||Winner||Runner-up(s)||Other contestants in order of elimination||Number of contestants||International Destination(s)|
||September 18, 2010
||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
||July 9, 2011
||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
New York City
||July 21, 2012
||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
||August 15, 2013