Tonight, Asia’s biggest model competition continues, and we’re almost a couple of weeks to the finale. 5 girls remain. Who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model. Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9 airs tonight 9 P.M. on STAR World. Follow Amiciness on Twitter (@amiciness) for live updates as the show airs. You could also check this page for a recap of the episode. 🙌
The official synopsis of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9, from the official website:
We are down to the Top 5, but not everyone enjoys the view from above during a “Defying Gravity” photoshoot that suspends the models over a thrilling car stunt; and after spending their day off at an eventful Motor Show, the girls are introduced to the biggest game-changer of the season – a new rival with a hidden agenda.
The stakes are raised even higher with Top Model’s most dramatic shake-up yet and the girls must re-strategize in order to keep their place in the competition. Special appearances by famous stunt driver, Russ Swift; celebrity photographer, Kevin Ou; Creative Consultant, Daniel Boey and actor, Bobby Tonelli.
Hmmm… “A new rival with a hidden agenda?” They’re adding another contestant? It might actually be a comeback. That’s pretty much what most people expected from the teaser. Or, this might sound crazy, what if they bring back someone from any previous cycle as a wildcard? Now that would be unexpected.
Last time I asked you which of the girls were you rooting for to make the Final Four. The results are in, and your preferred Final Four are…
It starts right now.
Previously: the Bad Girls vs. Maureen, go-sees, Tu’s first challenge win, Maureen’s victory and Veronika’s elimination.
Shikin thinks Clara should’ve left over Veronika because of her childishness. Cue flashback. Tu and Shikin give Clara a pep talk.
Maureen is growing more confident. The other girls doubting her drove her to work harder. Cue flashback again. “They underestimated you.”
Tu is strategizing. She thinks only Shikin as her worthy competitor. She wants Maureen to do well so she can kick Clara out. Clara still isn’t seeing Maureen as a threat.
Oh we’re going straight to the Subaru shoot.
Photoshoot: Subaru Defying Gravity
Daniel Boey meets the girls inan empty lot. The girls will be suspended in the air as a Subaru, driven by legendary stunt driver Russ Swift, whizzes by below them. Almost all of the girls are afraid of heights. Yikes! Daniel Boey reminds the girls to point their toes to elongate. All of the girls are wearing super long gowns made from flowy fabric.
They have to stand on a super narrow platform, wearing heels. Plus they have to make sure that the fabric flows properly. Plus make sure that their face and body are perfect. This is a challenge!
Shikin is doing well, except that she’s having a hard time with the timing of her fabric throw. Cindy is struggling that Daniel Boey stops her shoot midway. Oh no! Clara had a bit of difficulty maneuvering the wind. Maureen thought that the fabric was hard to work with, but she didn’t want to overthink.
The girls are being rewarded with a night out at the Subaru Motor Show. A hot man with a white Subaru was waiting for the girls outside. It’s Bobby Tonelli! He can only bring 3; the other 2 have to take the bus. Top 3 from last week tide the Subaru with Bobby. Cindy and Clara are taking the bus.
While C & C have to run shoeless towards the bus station, Tu, Shikin and Maureen have a nice comfortable ride chatting with Bobby. Lucky girls! They talk about their model journey so far and all the drama.
Bobby: Who do you think will win?
Maureen: Don’t underwstimate me girls! I think I’ve learned a lot.
Tu: I don’t see it! I see only beautiful face!
Ooohhh. 🔥🔥🔥 To cool things down a bit, they’re driving through for ice cream.
It seems like it’s Clara’s first time to ride a bus. She’s so amused by the stop bus button. 😂
Cindy Bishop introduces the girls to Subaru boss, Glenn Tan. What did they do to Glenn? Why is he so nice now? 😂 The Subaru ambassadors from past cycles are also there: Natalie, Monika and Tawan.
Clara and Shikin get volunteered to join in Russ’s car stunt. They get inside the boot of one car, when Russ drifts into parallel park behind it. Shikin is pretty excited! Clara is having so much fun!
Clara: Daniel likes the photo but she struggled during the shoot. The others not so much. Her hand is in a weird position. There’s no excitement.
Tu: Daniel found it such a joy to work with in the shoot. Yu Tsai really loves the photo amidst some minor flaws. Glenn is impressed that he is considering using it in a campaign. Cindy points out that her for is not pointed.
Cindy: Not a bad picture but she looked nervous. Yu Tsai loved he whole photo but the details break the illusion. Her face looks scared. Oh now they’re selling Cindy up to Glenn, citing her two past wins. 😒
Shikin: Yu Tsai expected more. Daniel reiterates the puzzle pieces analogy from last week. She’s modelling with hesitation. But Cindy loved the photo, her best look.
Maureen: She’s showing versatility. Daniel says her beauty saved her. The top half is stronger than the lower half. Oh now they’re selling up Maureen now. What is up with these judges?! Yu Tsai says she can no longer use her inexperience as an excuse because it’s Top 5 now.
I believe the deliberation should only be about their photo for the week. Nothing else.
Big round of applause for the girls' courage and professional performance for the "Defying Gravity" photo shoot! Catch…
Bottom 2: Clara & Cindy
Cindy It’s a non-elimination!
Call Out Order 👇
Cindy has one more surprise. A new girl will join them? It’s Xiao Qing! WHAAATTTTT!!!
— #AsNTM6 (@AsNTM) May 31, 2017
Next Episode: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 10
It’s the recap episode. So we have one more week to speculate about the new girl.
Watch out for the next post for a more in-depth look at the girls’ photos and our own ranking for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9. What did you think of the episode? Do you think the right girl went home? What was your favorite part of the episode? Sound off in the comments below.