Glenn Tan, Daniel Boey, Cindy Bishop and Yu Tsai on the panel for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9

The Girl Who Raised The Stakes: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9 Recap17

Glenn Tan, Daniel Boey, Cindy Bishop and Yu Tsai on the panel for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9

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.


If you haven’t seen the previous episode, check out my Episode 8 recap and Episode 8 review.

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Maureen for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8

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Maureen for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8

Asia’s premiere modelling competition is back for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8. The girls had their first go-sees, a fake acting challenge, and a 50 Shades of Grey-inspired photo shoot. AsNTM Cycle 5 Creative Director Yu Tsai is the man behind the lens for their “Bound by Love” photo shoot. Read on for my Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8 review and how the girls fared in their shoot this week.

So who among the girls dominated this week? Here is how I ranked the girls’ photos…

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Model-host Dominic Lau joins Cara, Cindy and Yu Tsai on the panel for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8

The Girl Who Needs To Grow Up: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8 Recap8

Model-host Dominic Lau joins Cara, Cindy and Yu Tsai on the panel for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8

Tonight, Asia’s biggest model competition continues, and we’re getting down the wire. 6 girls remain. Who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model. Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8 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 8, from the official website:

The Top 6 are paired up for their highly-anticipated go-sees that put them under unreal pressure; and later, the girls are ‘Bound by Love’ to a male model for a powerful and seductive photo shoot by Yu Tsai.

At a tense and tearful elimination, one contestant gets a reality check that modeling is no child’s play. Special appearances by creative consultant, Daniel Boey; fashion designer, Kevin Seah; actor, Pavan Singh; singer and actress, Cheryl Wee; and host, model and TV personality, Dominic Lau.

Wow! This synopsis is pretty spoiler-y. I already have a guess as to who might be eliminated. 😂


If you haven’t seen the previous episode, check out my Episode 7 recap and Episode 7 review.

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Shikin for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7

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Shikin for Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7

Asia’s premiere modelling competition is back for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7. The girls are tackling their first fashion film (a.k.a. video shoot) showing off clothes from this week’s sponsor ZALORA. Kevin Ou, who shot last cycle’s Subaru music video, is back behind the lens. Read on for my Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7 review and how the girls fared in their shoot this week.

They’re shooting at a beach resort in Sentosa this time. Again, better than the overused harbor backdrop or inside the studio. The final result didn’t look much like a ZALORA ad campaign, but more like something I see in a stock video footage site. Complete with the light leaks, bokeh, and vaguely-familiar indie pop-rock background music!

So who among the girls rocked their Coachella-inspired look? Here are my Amiciness picks this week…

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Cara G McIlroy with guest Kim Jones (left) for the girls' social media challenge

The Girl Who Fakes It Until She Makes It: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7 Recap6

Cara G McIlroy with guest Kim Jones (left) for the girls' social media challenge

Tonight, Asia’s biggest model competition continues, and we’re getting down the wire. 8 girls remain. Who will become Asia’s. Next. Top. Model. Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 7 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 7, from the official website:

The aftermath of an unexpected elimination continues to shake up the models in the “Bad Girls’ Room” as they dwindle in numbers; and the contestants must fake it ‘til they make it when they are paired up with their rivals for an #OOTD social media task and their first fashion film challenge with a male co-star.

While some girls schemed against their fellow teammates in the challenges, others rose above the pettiness and worked together professionally, even selflessly. In another shocking elimination, the girls learn a heartbreaking lesson on how a team that is divided will always fall. Special appearances by global style icon, Kim Cam Jones, and fashion expert, Rayne Reed.

“A team that is divided will always fall.” Is it the Good Girls? Because another Bad Girl elimination won’t be shocking at this stage, now that they’re down to 2. Surprise me, show!


If you haven’t seen the previous episode, check out my Episode 6 recap and Episode 6 review.

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