Last Wednesday on Asia’s Next Top Model the girls reached new heights on their trampolines. One girl got injured (#CrutchCouture) while others leaped and posed. This week’s photographer is still Filipino photographer BJ Pascual. Read on for my Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Episode 2 review.
How did your early favorites fare? Here’s how they ranked based on my assessment of their performance in the 2nd episode. Note that I’m only ranking their photo shoot. Let’s jump in!
Before I get to my rankings, I opened a poll to ask you: Which #AsNTM4 girl had the WORST trampoline photo? You all have voted and the girl that got the most votes is… Mai Ngo from Vietnam. I’m a bit surprised by this since I was very impressed by the difficulty of her pose, and I quite like her gracefulness in the photo. Anyway, onto my rankings this week:
1. Mai Ngo
I completely do not endorse the result of the poll because I am in love with Mai Ngo in this photo. Like, that pose is almost humanly impossible. And she did this pose multiple times during that shoot, IIRC. I am aware that this is just a still photo but you can still see the movement and energy emanating from her. Love it!
She definitely slayed this episode. Her gymnastics background was definitely an asset for this week’s challenges. I think her dress was tailor-made for her and this shoot.
I love her face in this photo. With different, more flowy clothes, this would have been better. I might have missed this during the episode, but WTF is Julian holding on her right hand? She seems to have pulled out some other girl’s weave.
The pointed feet are great; she looks even taller than she already is. Not too much a fan of the hand on the head pose, but I agree that she’s channeling superhero vibes, most likely Storm.
I read a comment on social media that Tuti is doing the 9:30 pose. LOL! I would have liked better extension on her right leg.
6. Sang In
Calm, collected warrior princess! I love the mohawk look paired with the sheer black dress. My only gripe would be that her right arm is missing in this photo.
Her face is stiff. I don’t quite understand this pose. It looks like she’s moving in several different directions all at once.
She looks short in this. I can’t get over the messy hair. Definitely not as elegant as her photo last week, which I adored.
I like the body twist she’s doing but that’s about the only remarkable thing here. I hope she does better next week with her new hair.
That skirt looks constricting, which might explain the lack of extension. At least the feet are pointed? Love the fierce face though.
It’s okay for somebody who sprained her ankle, I guess.
Who picked this photo? Like seriously. There were no other usable frames? The neck area is weird, the hand placement weird. On top of that, I don’t really get this styling.
This show definitely hates you Tugs. I want to know what the thought process was behind picking this photo as Tugs’ best photo, other than sabotage.
The producers are really maximizing their use of reality TV tropes this cycle. However it’s pretty obvious when the drama is manufactured just to elicit strong emotions from fans. We started with the Mai Ngo juicebox drama last episode, and now we have Jessica’s “is it real? or not real?” injury. And can everyone stop with the “Gwen is a beauty queen” thing. Almost all of these girls joined a beauty pageant at one point in their life. May even won an international competition for God’s sake, and it’s not being highlighted as much as Gwen’s. I won’t be surprised that with all of these producer manipulations one or more of these girls will soon quit this cycle. This show hates me too, Tugs.
And lastly…. Where the f*** is Yu Tsai?
What do you think of Asia’s Next Top Model Episode 2? Do you agree with my ranking of their photos? Who is your FCO? Do you think Tugs deserved to leave the competition this early? Are you scared of heights too? Sound off in the COMMENTS below.
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