Only eight (8) remain in competition for Asia’s Next Top Model S3 (left to right): Monika, Amanda, Gani, Aimee, Melissa, Tahlia, Barbara and KB
Episode 6 of Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 started to show signs of some good old reality TV drama finally creeping in. For starters, Monika of the Philippines got her confidence rattled after her best friend Franchesca was booted from the show. And then there is Barbara of Japan who is being hounded by a barrage of comments about her outdated poses and giving rise to her bout with age crisis. Best of all, Tahlia of Indonesia broke the ice of intrigue. After winning the styling challenge, she got an extra five (5) minutes of photoshoot time which was effectively chopped off from another competitor of her choice. Monika was her target and our bet was stressed even more. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, I reckon.
The styling challenge with Megh Mistry of Zalora
In the crucial judging, two of the previous strong performers – Monika and Barbara – found themselves dwelling in the bottom 2. To their relief, this was a non-elimination segment so they still managed to save their spots in the Top 8. Gani of Indonesia got Best Photo for the first time and was given the prize of becoming Zalora
‘s image model for one of its upcoming campaigns.
Now about that intrigue in the models’ house, something is definitely brewing between Monika and the Indonesians. Tahlia keeps on saying that she chose the former to get the ‘minus-five-minutes’ handicap for reasons of being threatened by her strong performance for two consecutive weeks. But in the dying minutes of the episode, she explained that she doesn’t click well with the Filipina, hence, the decision to “target” her.
And if the post-show sneak peek of this week’s installment is any indication, Monika is shown to be at odds with Gani. The former was seen saying “…but you lied to me!” and the latter blurting out a remark which went like “…you know what? you’re just a fake!”
Here’s the official teaser (with the Monika/Gani tiff edited out):
Oooohhh. I am loving it! 😉
Watch the whole thing unravel tonight (plus an exciting Subaru challenge) at 8:45PM on Star World.
Jodilly and Natalie from Season 2 take the lead in the Subaru Challenge
P.S. Just in case you missed last week’s episode, here’s the LINK.