Wednesday, June 7, 2017

[Recap] Asia's Next Model Season 5 (2017) Episode 10: This is Asia's Next Top Model, not Asia's Next Top Best Friend

The Girl Who Became Friends and Foes

Cindy introduces Xiao Qing as a contestant who joins for the rest of the competition. Cindy also tells the girls that they are going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The girls ask questions to their newest competitor, Xiao Qing. It turns out that Xiao Qing is an undercover judges. She is a fashion designer. She wants to make the girls feel less secure and push their competitive spirit.

The judges; Cindy, Cara, and Yu Tsai talk about Top 3 moments while enjoying a yacht in Sunway Resort and Spa.

Top 3 Model House Moments:
3. Moving In
2. Bad Girls vs Good Girls
1. Challenge Results

Top 3 Catfights:
3. Clara vs Tu
2. Jennica vs Maureen
1.  Nametha vs The Twins vs Clara

Top 3 Most Dramatic Judges:
3. Cara
2. Cindy
1. Yu Tsai

Top 3 Judging Highs:
3. Dark Horse (Heidi)
2. On point, On brief, On brand (Cindy)
1. Phoenix Rising (Dorothy)

Top 3 Flawsome Moment:
3. Daddy's Little Girl
2. Tongue Tied
1. LOL

Top 3 Frenemy Moment:
3. Tu vs Maureen
2. Clara vs Nametha
1. Dorothy vs Valerie

Top 3 OMG Moment:
3. Client from Hell
2. Stunt Models
1. Tu's Brave Heart

Top 3 Transformations:
3. Miss Edgy
2. Not just a pretty face
1. Baby Clara

Top 3 Spontaneous Moment:
3. Clara's Sexy Dance
2. Mannequin Challenge (never before seen footage)
1. Pool Party Gone Wild

Top 3 Emotional Farewells:
3. WiFi Trouble
2. Twin's Separation Anxiety
1. Double Elimination

They show the girls' confessionals to comment about Nametha's Wifi trouble as never before seen footage:
- Nametha, Dorothy, and Shikin talk about the WiFi.
The twins feel that Nametha needs to get out because Nametha wants get out to get her social life.
- Cindy feels everyone, including her, is pathetic.
Maureen does not think Nametha deserves to stay. If she is allowed to use WiFi, they all should be allowed as well.
- Clara is on Nametha's side. This is a modelling competition, not being honeat competition.

Next time: Runway on a bridge! Ice Skating Photoshoot! Xiao Qing gives 100% to make them feel frightened!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

[Recap] Asia's Next Top Model Season 5 (2017) Episode 9: There is always someone waiting in the wings to replace you at the drop of the head

The Girl Who Raised The Stakes

Maureen does not expect to get best photo. She feels that she is fierce and confident. Clara feels that Maureen does not deserve to win best photo because Yu Tsai helps Maureen a lot. Cindy feels empty without the big sis (the twins).

Shikin and Tu tell Clara to learn from last week's elimination. Shikin even thinks Clara should have left. Cindy and Maureen have a new ritual to talk to themselves in front of mirror to boost their confidence. Tu has a new plan which is to use Maureen to kick Clara out.

Cindy Mail! It's about defying gravity and swing to the top. Clara is worried because she is afraid of height.

The girls watch a stunt attraction by Russ Swift. The girls meet Daniel Boey and the photographer, Kevin Ou. The theme for the photoshoot is Subaru defy gravity. They will pose above the car as a high fashion goddess, while Russ does death defy stunts under them.

Tu is nervous. She thinks this is a challenge, but it turns out to be a photoshoot. Daniel and Kevin are impressed with Tu's performance. Shikin impresses Daniel and Kevin since the beginning and she keeps getting better. Cindy struggles in working with the fabric. Daniel even has to stop for a while to show Cindy how it is done.

Clara is so afraid in the beginning, but she does not look worry anymore after getting her safety belt. The wind covers her leg most of the time, but she does not look defeated. She tries not to see the car because she will be scared if she sees the car. Maureen struggles to work with the fabric. She just does not get the flow of the fabric right.

The girls wonder if they will have a challenge for this week. Cindy Mail! It's the longest Cindy Mail so far. It tells the girls to dress up and meet Russ in Subaru Motor Show. The girls are ready in their dress and they notice a man and Subaru Forester.

The man is Bobby Tonelli and he is there to pick the girls up for the event. However, there is only room for 3 girls in the car. So, Maureen, Tu, and Shikin as last week's Top 3 get to enjoy the ride with Bobby, while Cindy and Clara have to take public transportation to go to Suntec. Shaken thinks it is the funniest punishment ever.

Clara complains a lot. She and Cindy go barefoot and running. Bobby asks the girls who should win the competition. Shikin says herself. Maureen says that they should not underestimate her, but Shikin still thinks that she only has pretty face and she does not have legit model skill. Maureen feels that she has grown and learned things, but Tu asks what she learns because she does not see it.

Cindy feels a lot of fun having this journey with Clara. Clara learns new things from Singapore bus. Cindy tells Clara that she should press the button if she wants to drop off in the next stop. Cindy sometimes thinks that Clara is from Mars. Clara looks like a kid who likes to ring the bell. Clara feels lucky to be with Cindy because Cindy takes the lead and guide her. She would be lost if she went by herself.

The girls meet Cindy, Glenn Tan, and the ambassadors, Tawan, Natalie, and Monika. Glenn greets the girls. Cindy tells the girls that there is no challenge for this week and introduces the ambassadors. The girls watch the stunt action by Russ Swift. They pick Clara and Shikin to sit on the open trunk while the car parks right behind them. Cindy expects that there is a challenge to save herself because she does not do well in the photoshoot.

Judging Panel:
The guest judges are Glenn Tan and Daniel Boey.






The girl with the best performance is ...

Yu Tsai

Who stays? Will it be Cindy whose confident is questionable? Will it be Clara who needs to work on the detail?


However, Cindy gives Cindy a second chance after discussing with the judges. Cindy tells the girls that there will be an addition to the competition and asks Xiao Qing to come. Who is Xiao Qing? Expect the unexpected!

Next episode: It's a recap episode!

I feel disappointed with the result. I expected one of the photos could be photo of the season, but it does not turn out that great. None of this photos are on Tawan's Subaru level. They seem to put the girls on a template photo. You can see the car and Russ are all in the exact same position. They might modify a bit on the sun ray and cloud. Clara deserves to be called way higher. Maureen should be in dead last instead of Cindy.


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