The sixteenth season of Sims' Next Top Model premiered on December 14, 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 Vogue Paris.
  • An international Max Factor Campaign
  • A modelling contract with NU女 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.


  • 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.
Newzealand New Zealand Ripsey Sadek 26 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Napier, Hawke's Bay Episode 2 10
Senegal Senegal Awa Bâ 19 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) Guédiawaye, Dakar Episode 3 9
Italy Italy Abree Crespi 19 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) Rome, Lazio Participating
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
China China Yao Xiong 19 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) Taiyuan, Shanxi


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Title Original air date
161 1 "The Girl Who Loved Bees" 14 December 2017

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 Dreaded Red" 30 December 2017

The top 10 move into their house in PARIS and the competition starts for real!!!!! then they have a PHOTO shoot and theyre all like what??+ this is STRANGE.. then they get makeovers :SSS 

after everyone has been critiqued show the fuckin PRIZES in a lil MONTAGE you lil bitch

then before the coo reveal the tmotw rankings mix nine style

  • Top Model of the Week: Betty Kim
  • First call-out: Betty Kim
  • Bottom two: Ngô Sáng Nghĩa & Ripsey Sadek
  • Eliminated: Ripsey Sadek
163 3 "The Girl Who " February/March 2018

Yachana visits the house to talk to lil NGHIA!! then they have a lookbook challenge where they have to style themselves based on a season but there are 4 season and only 3 groups :SS betty decides which group gets two seasons and she chooses her own group bc she wants spring and then she doesnt even get spring lol! also the challenge is hosted by our buddies brenda and umwali since they won c15's styling challenge :3 umm yea then they have a COLOURFUL nighlife shoot!! where will panel be held THIS time?? :oo

  • Top Model of the Week: Betty Kim again
  • First call-out: Joyce Boussougou
  • Bottom two: Awa Bâ & Khonarh Movsesyan
  • Eliminated: Awa Bâ
164 4 "The Girl Who wasnt good" March 2018

the girls go to CHAMONIX which is where the first ever winter olympics were held in 1924!! so yea :3

  • Top Model of the Week: TBA
  • First call-out: TBA
  • Bottom two: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
165 5 "The Girl Who vv" March 2018
166 6 "The Girl Who NUTTED" March 2018
167 7 "The Girl Who was a villainous pink bear" April 2018
168 8 "The Girl Who won :)" April 2018


Call-out orderEdit

Yachana's Call-Out Order
Order Episodes
Reveal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Ysaunny Khonarh Betty Joyce      
2 Betty Liv Ko Xiong
3 Khonarh Betty Joyce Betty
4 Ko Nghia Khonarh Abree
5 Ripsey Awa Awa Nghia
6 Nghia Joyce Xiong Ko
7 Joyce Xiong Liv Liv
8 Emmanuelle Ko Abree Khonarh Nghia
9 Liv Ripsey Nghia Awa
10 Awa Abree Ripsey
11 Xiong Emmanuelle
12 Abree
     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.
  • The call-out order of episode 1 is arbitrary with the exception of the bottom three.
  • In episode 5, all the eliminated girls parttook in the photo shoot for a chance to return to the competition.

Contestant progressEdit

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ripsey IN ELIM
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
  • Episode 2 photo shoot: Jewellery at the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Episode 3 photo shoot: Nightlife
  • Episode 4 photo shoot: Winter Olympics

Challenge guideEdit

  • Episode 1 challenge: Runway test
  • Episode 2 challenge: None
  • Episode 3 challenge: Seasonal lookbook in groups
  • Episode 4 challenge: Runway show on ice

Panel style conceptEdit

  • Episode 1: Gowns
  • Episode 2: PANTONE Spring 2018 Colour Palette
  • Episode 3: New Year's Eve party
  • Episode 4: Homecountry's colours

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
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
Xiong 16-2126 TCX Azalea Pink
9 Awa 12-0912 TPX Tender Peach
10 Ripsey 18-4034 TPX Vallarta Blue
11-12 Emmanuelle 15-2210 TPX Orchid Smoke
Ysaunny 17-3313 TCX Dusty Lavender

All non-contestants are represented by 18-1561 TPX

Makeover guideEdit

  • Abree: Peachy and pink
  • Awa: Shoulder length two-tone
  • Betty: Orange
  • Joyce: Long & wavy
  • Khonarh: Ash blonde two-tone
  • Ko: Microbangs
  • Liv: Deep red
  • Nghia: Blonde and violet two-tone
  • Ripsey: Trimmed
  • Xiong: Bright red

Top Model of the Week rankingsEdit

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total votes Average
Abree No
6 11 17 8.50
Betty 14 14 28 14.00  
Joyce 4 8 12 6.00
Khonarh 4 3 7 3.50
Ko 5 1 6 3.00
Liv 8 7 15 7.50
Nghia 3 7 10 5.00
Xiong 5 4 9 4.50
Awa 2 10 12 6.00
Ripsey 4 4 4.00
     The contestant received the most votes.
     The contestant won best photo.
     The contestant received the most votes and won best photo.
     The contestant received the least votes.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant received the least votes and was eliminated.