“This season promises to push the envelope with the roster of competitive talent we’ve found in Asia’s modelling industry. Not only will there be glamorous and challenging shoots to test the models’ abilities, but some fantastic transformations will take place as they grow into becoming professionals ready to take on the fashion world. Viewers will want to stay tuned each episode to catch every compelling detail,” Sam Gollestani, Executive Producer of Entertainment, Content and Communications at FNG said in a press release.
Last year, Malaysian model Tuti had at first received backlash from netizens for joining the competition despite being a Muslim.
Tuti, real name, Nuraini Noor
The model however kept on pursuing her ambition and ended up in sixth place on “Asia’s Next Top Model” Cycle 4, while the winner of the competition is her best friend from the show, Tawan from Thailand.
Alicia Amin is an experienced model of Malay-German ethnicity currently based in Victoria, Australia who started modelling in her early teens, while Shikin Gomez is a model from Teluk Intan, Perak, who previously won the “Malaysia Supermodel Search 2015”.