Maureen on Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 9

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9 Review + Amiciness Critique+

Maureen on Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 9

Asia’s premiere modelling competition is back for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9. Following the AsNTM tradition, the girls are battling to be the next Subaru Ambassador alongside Natalie (AsNTM2) and Jodilly (who is not in the episode), Monika (AsNTM3) and Tawan (AsNTM4). Read on for my Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 9 review and how the girls fared in their shoot this week.

So who among the girls were confident in motion? These are my thoughts on the girls’ photos this week…

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Hunting Down “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” Filming Spots in Seoul, South Korea+

I was stressed the week before and during Holy Week so I did something crazy: I booked a flight bound to Seoul, the land of Kim Bok Joo, the next day! Okay, it wasn’t all that crazy. It’s just crazy for my pockets. I was crashing a Korean spring trip of my friends (who booked their tickets last year btw). Not having time to regret my decision, I had to go home straightaway and pack my bags!

My friends were going to Nami Island and considering I’ve been there three times already, I passed and decided my trip to visit all the filming locations of the latest Korean drama that I fell in love with: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Exploring the city alone was no problem but the fact that no one was there to take my picture made me second guess my decision. All’s good. *tears*

Here are some of the best Kim Bok Joo filming spots that I found. Enjoy!

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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

Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 Episode 8 Review + Amiciness Picks2

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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