Amiciness is going to live blog Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Episode 9. This episode is brought to you by… I’m not sure who’s sponsoring this episode. We’ll find out together as we watch the episode. The girls are doing another challenge leftover from the last season of Fit For Fashion. And they will be splashed with ice cold water in their photo shoot. Who will still be in the running towards becoming Asia’s. Next. Top. Model?
Watch with me at 9 p.m. Philippine time on Star World as I recap the episode live as it airs. 🙂
Last time on Asia’s Next Top Model, Patricia won best performance two weeks in a row. Sang In and Tuti were at the bottom of the pack, with Tuti getting the lowest score. But a twist! It’s a non-elimination and the Top 6 girls were all safe last week. But this week one (or more) of the girls will definitely be eliminated. Only 6 girls remain… who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model.
🎶 I’ll give it all I’ve got, ’cause I’m gonna be on top 🎶
Because last week was a non-elimination, I asked you: if you had a choice, who would you have chosen to eliminate in AsNTM Episode 8? The votes have been tallied, and you have chosen to eliminate…. Sang In. Did Glenn Tan rig our poll, or what? I’M KIDDING! Hahaha.
So apparently Guvera is this episode’s sponsor. (I don’t actually use it since I’m in love with Spotify, so do any of you, my dear readers, have experience with the app? Thanks.) And… we immediately have a commercial gap. That’s a record! We’re probably in for a very short (probably uneventful) episode. Hahaha!
Tuti feels “numb” and doesn’t know “if she deserves the second chance.” She didn’t think that she has been giving her best and is disappointed at herself. “I don’t want her to go home” Tawan talking about Tuti. Awww, BFFs.
The girls are woken up at 6 IN THE MORNING by two muscular men. They’re fitness coaches by their looks. They’re instructing and shouting at the girls to get changed immediately.
Challenge: Ritual Workout + Runway
Kelly and Yu Tsai with the two Ritual Gym coaches will work the girls out. A good model is a fit model! Agreed. The girls have to perform the Ritual workout and as they sweat and pant from tiredness, they have to change clothes and walk down the runway. The girls will be doing jump-squats, burpees, mountain climbers, among a whole other list of workouts.
Tuti and Tawan are up first. Tuti doesn’t really workout, except for her mouth, as she says. Tawan is still pretty tired from the workout and her legs are not working. Julian and Sang In are up next, and Yu Tsai and Kelly join in with their workout. After the intense training, Julian quickly changes for the runway (in just 30 seconds!). She and Sang In nailed their runway walks, looking composed and collected. Angie and Patricia are last, and they really seem to be struggling with the workout. Patricia changes outside the changing room so she could do the challenge faster. Angie forgot that she didn’t have glasses on and is scared that she might fall off the runway. Will she? After the break…
Aww, Yu Tsai is so sweet, handing Angie her glasses as she walked on the runway.
Challenge Winner: Tuti
Tuti won a relaxing pedicure, and she chose Tawan to go on the reward with her.
The girls return to the model house. When visitors arrive. Two hunky, handsome guys appear and they were there to give Tuti and Tawan their pedicures from Scholl.
Cindy Mail: Colours, colours, all around. It’s time to make a splash.
Angie doesn’t like water. She says she’s like a cat. Meeeeow!
Photo shoot: Neutrogena Splash
This photo shoot is brought to you by Neutrogena. Harper’s Bazaar EIC Kenneth Goh and Yu Tsai meet the girls at a studio. Aimee from Cycle 3 is back, as she is the Neutrogena ambassador for Singapore. The girls have to model various products from the Neutrogena Splash line while being splashed with ice cold water. The girl with the best performance will become the face of Neutrogena 2016. The photographer of this shoot is Chan Wai Teik.
Patricia is up first to shoot. Kenneth wants to see high-end sophistication from her. Her mouth is tense. But she got good shots in the end. Julian is getting confused by Yu Tsai’s direction: does he want her to not be boring, or to look bored? To be completely honest, I’m confused too. Sang In tends to overthink in her previous shoots, but for this one she’s really enjoying the theme. “It’s like Songkran Festival in Thailand.” Oh, you’re so precious, Tawan. Tuti is giving the same face, and Kenneth wants her to show more variety. “I give up!” – Kenneth. Ooohhh. Angie lost focus; she couldn’t handle the cold. She’s shaking, like a lot. Why didn’t they at least heat it up, or I don’t know, turn off the AC in the studio? Will she give up? Find out after the break.
Angie’s always being used as a cliffhanger before commercial break. Will she be eliminated this episode?
Angie is not giving up. Yu Tsai is being super nice to Angie, wanting her to not quit.
This week’s judges are Cindy, Kelly, Yu Tsai, and guest judge Kenneth Goh. The girls are all wearing pastel and neon colors.
MODELS. MODELS. MODELS.
YU TSAI, YU TSAI, YU TSAI.
Julian gets mixed reviews: she has a stunning photo but the mentors had to exert a lot of effort just to get a good photo out of her. Patricia didn’t nail the indulgent brief. Sang In is getting raves from all the judges; that exhale was captured beautifully. Tuti got the youthful, innocent theme. She looks happy, but she didn’t nail the brief. Angie is getting a reputation for being the drama starter at deliberation. And she gets the dreaded “do you still want to be in this competition” question from Kenneth. Kelly and Yu Tsai seem to be clashing a lot. Of course, all. for. the. dra. ma.
Call Out Order
The winner will be the new face of Neutrogena.
- Sang In (45.3)
- Julian (43.5)
- Patricia (38.8)
- Angie (33.5)
Wow, somebody gave Julian a 10.0. I didn’t catch it, probably Kenneth? Not sure. Oh wow they’re using BFF drama for their bottom two.
Bottom Two: Tuti and Tawan
Tuti has been eliminated with a score of 32. Tawan has a final score of 33.
Well that non-elimination last week was a waste. “Maybe I’m just too good for this competition.” – Tuti. OH SNAP! Hahaha. Tuti didn’t expect her elimination.
FINALLY! RUNWAY CHALLENGE! THANK YOU TRESemme! Oh! Runway challenge AND photo shoot combined! The budget cuts just keep on coming. Hahaha!
What did you think of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Episode 9? How much do you want to stay in the competition? Do you want to be forced to workout and then immediately walk the runway? Do you want ice cold water splashed on your face even when water heaters have been an invention for decades already? Sound off in the comments below.