Tonight, we’re one week away from finding out who will be Asia’s Next Top Model. Clara from Indonesia, Maureen from the Philippines, Shikin from Malaysia, and Tu from Vietnam are the last 4 girls standing. Who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model. Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 12 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 12, from the official website:
As the Grand Finale fast approaches, the girls are tasked to a daunting Vertical Catwalk challenge; and later, they must pitch their own concept for a “Roadtrip” photo shoot that captures an epic adventure with a sleek car … and for one girl, tells a personal story that weighs heavily on her heart.
The Undercover Judge’s job to raise the game is done and the contestants are finally let in on the ruse! After 3 weeks of living and competing with them, she shares exclusive and invaluable insights about the girls with the judging panel that will help determine the most deserving Top 3 Finalists in the competition. Special appearances by Creative Consultant, Daniel Boey; and Celebrity Photographer, Kevin Ou.
Let’s continue the poll here: Who do you think will NOT make it to the AsNTM Cycle 5 finale?
The poll will close at around the 40-minute mark (i.e. 9:40 p.m.) to see if you all voted correctly. 😘
All of the girls find it unfair that Xiao Queen kicked out Cindy from the Top 5. The girls confronted Xiao Queen about it. She expected their reaction and respects how much they love their friend.
The Cindy Mail confuses the girls. “What? Do you want to kill me?” says Clara. 😂
Daniel Boey and Glenn Tan meet the girls to tell thm about their vertical catwalk challenge. It’s all about taking life’s challenges head on… just like the new Subaru Impreza. 😂
Challenge: Vertical Runway
Cindy Bishop shows the girls how it’s done. All of the girls are impressed. “I wouldn’t want you girls to do something that I couldn’t do.” Um you probably have life inurance or something.
Xiao Queen is up first. The queen is so confident even Shikin who wanted her to fail was impressed.
Shikin fell and hit her knees as she started walking. She was afraid to hold on for her first few steps. But after her pose she let go of her fear. It ended well for her.
Maureen is determined, but she finds it hard to keep her body horizontal. Not sure if she showed fierce during her pose but at least she powered through her fear.
Clara is super scared to walk down. I don’t know if she’s just crying or if she’s also in pain.
Tu goes up next as Clara calms down.
Glenn gives Clara a bit of a pep talk. She’s still scared and she panicks a lot while walking. But she gets to the end at least.
Challenge Winner: Shikin
And she’ll also be the next Subaru ambassador. So… the last Subaru photoshoot was for naught? Poor Tu.
Photoshoot: Road Trip
The girls get full control over their next shoot. They each get to pitch to the client Glenn Tan what they want their shoot to be like, all around the theme of “road trip.” They’ll be posing with the new Subaru Impreza.
Shikin gives a great sales pitch, even Glenn is impressed. It seems like the episode only had time for Maureen’s pitch. It’s the only one we hear almost in full. It’s a personal and touxhing story about her childhood.
Kevin Ou is the photographer for the shoot. I didn’t make the connection that the shoot also has a 50’s theme, but okay.
Shooting Shikin felt like a breeze. It looks like she nailed every pose.
Clara can’t focus on the shoot. She’s having trouble finding her light. She’s getting a lot of screentime this episode.
Tu focuses on not being sexy.
Xiao Qing feels rusty doing photo shoots as she hasn’t done it in a long time. But she wants to prove herself to the other girls.
Maureen is having difficulty with the balloon prop. She’s super stiff. Cindy even had to demonstrate how to pose with it.
Glenn Tan and Daniel Boey joins Cindy and Yu Tsai on the panel tonight. Xiao Queen finally gets introduced as an undercover judge. The girls are surprised.
Maureen: Glenn said it looked more like a fashion campaign rather than a car campaign. Daniel was worried that she chose the most difficult prop.
Shikin: judges all loved her photo. Xiao Queen wants her to be less serious and be 3-dimensional.
Clara: Cindy notes how difficult it was to work with Clara. She needs to focus on the shoot and have a less cocky and disrespectful attitude.
Tu: Yu Tsai bows down to this photo. Glenn is confused by the emotion she wanted to portray not maching her original pitch.
They didn’t show Xiao Queen’s Subaru photo. It would’ve been nice to see her reaction while the other judges critique her photo. Well, it could probably have been an elimination-worthy photo so it’s for the better that we didn’t see it. 😂
Bottom 2: Maureen & Clara
Call Out Order 👇
Shikin, Tu and Maureen are the Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Final 3. And yeah, thanks Star World Philippines for spoiling it early on! 😒
Next Episode: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 13 Finale
It’s the finale of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5! The girls will walk on their final runway with dresses designed by Xiao Queen. Asia’s Next Top Model is… *cue dramatic, suspenseful music*
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 12. 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.