Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 Episode 1 “The Girl Who Can’t Scream” Recap

Celina Jade, host Cindy Bishop and creative director Yu Tsai on the judging panel for AsNTM6 Episode 1

Tonight, Asia’s biggest model competition returns for #6. Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 premieres tonight 9 P.M. on FOX Life. Follow Amiciness on Twitter (@amiciness) for live updates as the show airs. You could also check this page for a running recap of the episode. This post will be updated as the show goes on. 🙌

Let’s Meet the Girls of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6

Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand! 🇹🇭 The show’s alumni Monika (Cycle 3), Tu (Cycle 5), and Shikin (Cycle 5) drive in their Subaru to meet the girls of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6. For the first time in the show’s history, the three of them will serve as the contestants’ alumni model mentors.

Cindy meets the girls at the rooftop of the Marriott Hotel in Bangkok. This will be a true test of your strength and resilience, Cindy says. “Be prepared to be pushed #BeyondLimits!”

Challenge: Catwalk Selfie

Huawei P20 product placement! Two girls will be eliminated!

The girls have to do a runway walk and take a selfie at the end. The model mentors show them how it’s done. Cindy and Yu Tsai are judging their walks.

Cindy and Yu Tsai walk into the tent and post the names of the 12 girls that are still safe. And they are…

Eliminated: Lena & Hody 😢

Well, this is brutal.

The remaining girls proceed to the model house. Interior design envy. The space is so pretty. Industrial chic. The girls run to claim their beds. Jesslyn gets the biggest bed and shares it with Mia. Sponsor freebies on each of their beds. More product placement! 😂

This early we’re getting a Good Girls vs Bad Girls situation. Ugh, what a tired concept please. Han and Rubini decide to switch rooms.

Each model mentor will mentor a group of 4 girls.

  • Shikin: Jachin, Mia, Sharnie, Thanh Vy
  • Monika: Jesslyn, Iko, Dana, Rubini
  • Tu: Pim, Beauty, Adela, Han

Shikin says that she’s gonna be a “tough love” type mentor. Monika emphasizes the importance of being a brand, someone who’s not perfect, relatable. Tu gets to critiquing all of her girls’ looks right away! 😂

Challenge Winner: Beauty

Photo shoot: “Wild Things” – Beauty Shoot with Wild Animals

Iguana, crocodile, snake. Each model gets to pose with one of these 3 animals. Photographer: Tim Punsiri. The model mentors are at the sidelines, monitoring their girls.

Han gets a one-on-one mentor session pep talk with mentor Tu. Rubini is shooting first. Doesn’t seem like she’s scared of the snake at first, but gets overwhelmed and cannot focus. Yu Tsai is frustrated at Sharnie’s low energy. He asks her to scream and shout, but she freezes. Dramatic move to commercial break.

But why would you SCREAM while holding a crocodile though? That seems like a recipe for disaster. My thoughts exactly, Pim. Jesslyn’s iguana is not here for this photo shoot. 😂 Han is immediately freaked out by the crocodile, but she warmed up to her new pet slowly. Tu is channeling stage mother copying her daughter’s moves at the side. 😂


Welcome to the new judging panel room! Looks really nice and bright! Cindy, Yu Tsai and actress Celina Jade are this week’s judges. I’m liking the judges’ deliberations this cycle a lot more than last. And there have been no bad photos thus far. ♥️

Beauty gets raves from the judges. For Iko’s photo, Celine says that she’s drawn more to the crocodile. Oh no, girls, do we have another candidate for Best Photo this week?

Jachin also gets praises from the judges. Rubini just lost her brother a few months ago and wants to win he competition for him. Jesslyn’s photo doesn’t reflect her extensive modelling experience, says Cindy. Yu Tsai doesn’t like that Pim thinks she knows everything. What? I believe she just said that she can handle the snake on her own and didn’t need Yu Tsai’s help with it. 😂

FCO: Beauty

Bottom 2: Jesslyn & Sharnie

Eliminated: Sharnie 🇯🇵

Call Out Order 👇

  1. Beauty
  2. Mia
  3. Rubini
  4. Jachin
  5. Dana
  6. Iko
  7. Adela
  8. Thanh Vy
  9. Han
  10. Pim
  11. Jesslyn
  12. Sharnie

Phew… what a way to start the season! Check out the best photos from this week’s selection of snaps! #AsNTM #AsNTM6 #BeyondLimits Fox Life Asia

Posted by Asia's Next Top Model on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

I was wondering why there were no opening titles. They’re showing it now at the end. I still think last cycle’s was better, but this is still, to borrow Mama Ty-ty’s new phrase, Next Level Fierce.

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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 6 Episode 1. 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.

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