The sixteenth season of Sims' Next Top Model premiered in November, 2017. This season, in contrast to many of the previous seasons, focuses on finding a model who does not necessarily fit the mold of a fashion model. For example, doors were opened up for girls who were too short, too tall, as well as too old according to most, in order to challenge beauty ideals.

This season is based in France, making it the second season not to take place in the United States, the first being cycle 10 which was based in Australia.

The prizes this season are:

  • A cover and spread in ELLE France.
  • An international L'Oréal Paris Campaign
  • An international H&M campaign.
  • A modelling contract with NU女 Models.
  • A modelling contract with Platinum Models.
  • A cash prize worth € 80,000.

Changes and twistsEdit

After the success of cycle 15, not many changes were made to this season. SaintPita alumna Yachana Vazirani, male model, photographer and host of brother show Sims' Next Top Male Model Maicle Gambardella and RED Models Manager Sin Il Hong all returned as permanent judges. Platinum Models manager Tia Kipps and NU Models manager Yu Xiao Gui are to make several appearances.


  • Top Model of the Week: Each week, starting the second week, a poll is opened following the weekly photo shoot in which the viewers get to vote for their favourite photo. Whoever receives the most votes wins immunity that week.



From Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Rank
Newcaledonia New Caledonia Emmanuelle Wenzel 18 179 cm (5 ft 10½ in) Koné, Province Nord Episode 1 11-12
Dominicanrepublic Dominican Rep. Ysaunny Brito 19 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) New York, New York, U.S.
Italy Italy Abree Crespi 19 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) Rome, Lazio Participating
Senegal Senegal Awa Bâ 19 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) Guédiawaye, Dakar
Unitedstates United States Betty Kim 18 172 cm (5 ft 7½ in) Yakima, Washington
Gabon Gabon Joyce Boussougou 26 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) Port-Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime
Armenia Armenia Khonarh Movsesyan 20 184 cm (6 ft ½ in) Vanadzor, Lori
Marshallislands Marshall Islands Ko Umemoto 18 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Ebeye Island, Kwajalein
Netherlands Netherlands Liv van Dijk 18 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Kinderdijk, Zuid-Holland
Vietnam Vietnam Ngô Sáng Nghĩa 19 156 cm (5 ft 1½ in) Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh
Newzealand New Zealand Ripsey Sadek 26 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Napier, Hawke's Bay
China China Yao Xiong 19 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) Taiyuan, Shanxi


No. in
Title Original air date
161 1 "The Girl Who Loved Bees" 20 November 2017??? around that time

The top 12 arrive at a countryside manor in Château-Gontier for a luxury boot camp. they have a RUNWAY TESt!! and a photo shoot :ooo and two are eliminated :((

  • Runway test winner: Khonarh Movsesyan
  • Eliminated: Emmanuelle Wenzel & Ysaunny Brito
162 2 "The Girl Who skYA" bish idk

The top 10 move into their house in PARIS and the competition starts for real!!!!! and i think they have makeovers too !! so yea it'll be a blast :3

  • First call-out: TBA
  • Bottom two: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
163 3 "The Girl Who ...." tbA
164 4 "The Girl Who wasnt good" idk
165 5 "The Girl Who vv" never?
166 6 "The Girl Who NUTTED" just kidding
167 7 "The Girl Who was a villainous pink bear" villainous pink bear
168 8 "The Girl Who won :)" oh!


Call-out orderEdit

Yachana's Call-Out Order
Order Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Khonarh      
10 Abree
11 Emmanuelle
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant was eliminated from the competition.
     The contestant was voted Top Model of the Week.
     The contestant won the weekly challenge.
     The contestant won the weekly challenge and was voted Top Model of the Week.
     The contestant was immune from elimination.
  • Most of the call-out order of episode 1 does not reflect the girls' performance. Khonarh won immunity after performing the best in the runway test. Abree, Emmanuelle and Ysaunny landed in the bottom three, and Abree was saved. All other girls were called out in a random order.

Contestant progressEdit

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Abree LOW
Awa IN
Betty IN
Joyce IN
Khonarh IMM
Liv IN
Nghia IN
Ripsey IN
Xiong IN
Emmanuelle ELIM
Ysaunny ELIM
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant received first call-out.
     The contestant was one of the top three best performing models.
     The contestant ranked in the middle.
     The contestant was the last to be called before the bottom.
     The contestant ranked in the bottom.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant was immune from elimination.

Photo shoot guideEdit

  • Episode 1 photo shoot: Queens of Autumn

Challenge guideEdit

  • Episode 1 challenge: Runway test
  • Episode 2 challenge: TBA

Colour guideEdit

Each girl was assigned a different PANTONE colour to represent her throughout the season.

Rank Contestant PANTONE colour
TBA Abree 13-0550 TCX Lime Punch
Awa 12-0912 TPX Tender Peach
Betty 15-1456 TN Fiery Coral
Joyce 16-6030 TCX Katydid
Khonarh 18-3921 TPX Bijou Blue
Ko 13-0746 TPG Maize
Liv 16-1452 TCX Firecracker
Nghia 17-4435 TPG Malibu Blue
Ripsey 18-4034 TPX Vallarta Blue
Xiong 16-2126 TCX Azalea Pink
10-11 Emmanuelle 15-2210 TPX Orchid Smoke
Ysaunny 17-3313 TCX Dusty Lavender

All non-contestants are represented by 18-1561 TPX

Preliminary makeover guideEdit

  • Abree: orangey or peachy
  • Awa: either the same or something outrageous like dyed neon ass orange buzz cut idk im into orange lately rachel blurry's gonna unsub
  • Betty: idk maybe bleached and toned grey with yellow tips? bp lisa is shaking and about to lose her career
  • Joyce: bitch i dont know maybe just like a naomi campbell weave or something with her natural hair
  • Khonarh: dyed jet black and cut shorter or something or like a light brown
  • Ko: probably just trimmed or something
  • Liv: maybe red
  • Nghia: Like pastel purple or something basically like chenle holla
  • Ripsey: im kinda into her hair as is lol
  • Xiong: Bleached and dyed deep red

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