Everything You Need to Know about the Latest Season of Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM)

Star World’s hit reality competition series is returning for the fifth time and we’re really excited!

1. #Malaysiaontop #TeamMalaysia

The contestant line up for AsNTM Cycle 5 was announced earlier this week and we’re proud of the two young ladies who’ll be representing our country. 24-year-old Shikin Gomez and 22-year-old Alicia Amin will be joining 12 other aspiring models from Asia for a chance to be crowned Asia’s Next Top Model.

Photo: Alicia Amin (left) and Shikin Gomez

2. This cycle will feature twins for the first time

Indonesian twins Valerie (described as the ‘Twin on Top’) and Veronika Krasna (‘The Twin to Win’) will be competing against each other this season – the first of its kind in AsNTM history. No doubt, it’ll def be a breath of fresh to the series and we certainly do hope that these two will bring some well-needed comic relief to everyone especially when times get tough during the competition.

Photo: Instagram @valerie.twns

3. Miss Universe 2015 will be gracing us with her presence

The gorgeous 64th Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is set to be the special guest this season. The beauty queen will be joining past season’s host, Cindy Bishop and celebrity photographer, Yu Tsai, who’ll be returning as judges. Plus, the show also added Australian born, Hong Kong Based supermodel Cara Grogan McIlroy as the model mentor this season. So be sure to expect a whole load of fun and drama!

Photo: Instagram @piawurtzbach

4. The show premieres this coming April

Mark your calendars cos we’ve got a premiere date! Asia’s Next Top Model Season 5 will air on StarWorld, Astro CH 711 and 722 HD this 5th of April. The time has yet to be set, but if you’d like to receive instant updates on the show, you can follow them on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or visit their website.