Asia’s Next Top Model (cycle 5) : Expect The Unexpected ” Full Show “

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Casting calls were held in three countries, listed below:[2]

  • October 22 at House Manila Club, Resorts World Manila, Manila
  • October 29 at Grand Caymans, Level 10, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Kuala Lumpur
  • November 5 at The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta

Contestants were also encouraged to apply for the competition online if they were unable to make an appearance at the live auditions.



(Ages stated are at start of contest)[3]


  • Cindy Bishop (host)
  • Cara G. McIlroy
  • Yu Tsai


Episode 1: The Girl Who Got Up and Walked Again

First aired April 5, 2017
Aired online April 6, 2017

The 14 finalists arrived in Singapore and were immediately put to the test with a daring lingerie catwalk challenge across a bridge, where Shikin was deemed to be the best performer. They later a “runaway model” photo shoot that placed some contestants a step ahead of the rest. At panel, Nametha and Anjelica landed in the bottom two, and Anjelica became the first model to be eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Joel Lim
  • Special guests: Pia Wurtzbach[4]

Episode 2: The Girl Who Is Genetically Blessed

First aired April 12, 2017
Aired online April 13, 2017

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