AsNTM S2 group shot with Nadya (credit to Star World)(1)_s

Fierce, heated and fashion-indulgent, the brand new season of Asia’s Next Top Model, which premieres on 8 January 2014 on Star World channel, packs punch and commands stringent body control and an unwavering passion in a glamorous fashion like never before.

Plus, with a multi-million budget in play, there is definitely much to look forward to.

Like the inaugural edition of the model competition in 2012, which was held in Singapore, the follow-up will be filmed against the most picturesque and breathtaking locations within the various parts of Malaysia, including the gorgeous cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, as well as the rich and vibrant, cultural landscapes of Malacca, Pangkor, Penang, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak.

 “The first season of Asia’s Next Top Model saw a phenomenal wave of fans across the region which spurred us to bring back a bigger and bolder Season 2. We have combed Asia for the most promising models and challenged them with innovative and creative photo shoots that are lacquered in style and infused with raw emotions. It is a series that exudes powerful glamour and high fashion, and graced with famous international celebrities and icons in the fashion world. We are extremely excited about Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 and can’t wait to share it with everyone when it premieres on Star World.”

– Eddy Tan, Vice President of Original Productions – Entertainment at FOX International Channels


And for the first time too, the league of contestants is bigger than before. This year’s edition will see 16 models from 12 countries across Asia, including Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and many more, as they strive to win the model title with challenges after challenges in every episode, in the form of commercials, photo shoots and many more. 

Certainly no easy feat, these challenges will test the girls’ beauty, brain, brawns, and might we say, stamina and perseverance too whilst looking glitzy and beautiful, as they attempt to display their skills, survive and top the competition before the strict panel of judges.

With their immeasurable experiences in the fashion industry, the judging panel consisting of returning host and head judge Nadya Hutagalung, model mentor Joey Mead King, as well as resident photographer Mike Rosenthal and movement coach, Adam Williams, will be seen pushing the girls to the very limits of their modelling abilities in all creative and innovative aspects.

Asia's Next Top Model Judges

From left-to-right: Adam Williams, Nadya Hutagalung, Joey Mead King and Mike Rosenthal


And to spice things up, the four judges will also be joined by an incredibly star-studded celeb cast of famous faces from both the fashion and entertainment world, who will be guest-judging in the series.

They include renowned high-fashion shoe designer Jimmy Choo, Hong Kong-born, American singer-songwriter Coco Lee, Rob Scheppy, who is the beauty guru for the Kardashian sisters, as well as Australia’s premier couturier Alex Perry. Not only that, Swedish’s pop music powerhouse Icona Pop will also be seen offering their expert advice to these models-in-the-making.

And of course, the winner Asia’s Next Top Model 2 will be walking away with the brand new Subaru XV. She will be the 2014 Face of TRESemmé in Southeast Asia, get the opportunity to appear on the cover and be featured in the fashion spread of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia. She will also receive a cash prize, and most importantly, earn a three-month modelling contract with leading international modelling agency, Storm Model Management.


With such a seamless lineup in the plans, we simply can’t wait to catch the first-ever episode of Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2. Who will be your favourites? Who will emerge victoriously? And ultimately, who will win? We have simply no idea, but may the odds be forever in your favour!

Find that out when Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 premieres at 9:40 pm HKT / SGT on 8 January 2014 on Star World (SingTel mio TV Ch 301, StarHub TV Ch. 501). 

All Photos Courtesy of Star World. 

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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