The wait has been long for fans of "Asia's Next Top Model." The reality show returns on television with a new season, new contestants and a new set of judges. When there's so much freshness in a television show, there's bound to be an element of excitement.
Cycle 4's grand premiere will capture the 14 finalists who've made it to the reality series. Countries such as Myanmar, South Korea and Mongolia have sent their representatives. The cast for the upcoming season also includes some luminaries in the modelling industry.
Hong Kong's Jessica Lam has appeared in a commercial with supermodel Kendall Jenner, whereas Philippines' Alaiza Malinao has been named among Cosmopolitan Philippines' top 8 sexiest models for 2015. The fan-favourite for this cycle seems to be Vietnam's Ngô Thị Quỳnh aka Mai Ngo. She was the country's representative for the Miss Universe pageant in 2015, and may well succeed Ayu Gani as the winner of "Asia's Next Top Model."
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Cycle 4 of "Asia's Next Top Model" will also include new judges. Supermodel Cindy Bishop will host the show. This season's model mentor will be Kelly Tandiono, and Yu Tsai will assume the role of creative director, according to the Star World Asia website.
While the network hasn't yet released a synopsis for Episode 1, fans can expect to see contestants take part in some gruelling photo shoots and perhaps even get a makeover.
The show's Twitter handle recently posted a picture of some contestants looking shocked as something is revealed to them. Perhaps the competition in Cycle 4 will be fierce right from the very first episode.
"Asia's Next Top Model" Cycle 4 Episode 1 premieres Tuesday, March 9, at 9 p.m. on Star World Asia. The show will air at 8 p.m. in Vietnam (VN), Thailand (BKK) and Indonesia (JKT).