Kelly explains today’s challenge in her characteristic snooty tone. They’re doing go-sees with the top four designers in Hong Kong. And not only will they book, they’ll also bank during this challenge–as in, make $1000 Hong Kong dollars for each booking they get. So they could each potentially get $4000 Hong Kong dollars. And I keep typing “Hong Long,” which makes me laugh more than it usually would because I’m trying that Pinnacle Key Lime Whipped vodka tonight. (It’s not worth trying–it tastes exactly like regular whipped. I was looking for the cucumber-watermelon one, but they didn’t have it yet.)
Annaliese is actually excited about the go-sees, because she’s got personality and knows that gets her far. Even though she’s short. Sophie’s never had a problem, either. Laura’s the only one who’s feeling the heat, since she thinks she can’t walk. Does this mean she has a break-through today and walks awesome? Or do they just pick her because she’s the tall American and that’s “exotic” in Asia?
Ooh, additional challenge for the go-sees today–getting around Hong Long. (I give up.) Kelly brings in three hunky male models who do well in Hong Long. I wish they’d caption their names, cuz I totally missed the first two. The third guy is Davis. The second one was… Alex? And the first one was….I have no idea. He’s the tallest, though. I think Laura picks Alex because she liked his name the best. Davis was last picked, stuck with Annaliese. Just kidding–if I were walking around a strange city with someone, I think I’d prefer it to be with Annaliese.
I guess the guys are mostly going to help the girls speak to taxi drivers? Or are they actually going to go on go-sees themselves? Either way, it’s fun to watch them all interact in the cabs. Annaliese gets coached on how to say “Nice to meet you” in Cantonese. Sophie teaches her guy how to fist-bump with an explosion at the end. When they get to their first job, Sophie gets out without paying the cabbie. I guess the cameraman will do it!
First up is Sophie with William Tang. He puts her in a soft mauve dress that matches her skin and hair, and we can totally see her panties through the dress. She talks about his poker-face, and I wonder if he wants to poke her face. Wokka wokka.
Laura meets with Willam Tang next. He seems a little warmer with Laura, which surprises me. I think it’s because she’s awkward–he responds to that. To Sophie’s cool-ness, he was cool. Know what I mean?
Anyway, Laura’s put in a gold ball gown that ALSO matches her hair and skin. Will Annaliese’s turn feature a brown dress? Mr. Tang says that Laura’s walk is unstable.
Annaliese is put in a stunning red gown with a mandarin collar. And her walk is just awesome. She really works it well, and William Tang smiles and gushes over her. Not such a pokerface, huh, Soph? Annaliese is thrilled to be the only dark-skinned girl left–the blondes can go elsewhere, please! “I love her!” William Tang explains. Wow, Annaliese definitely got that one. Yay! I’m going to root for her to win the whole thing, I think. Next best thing to Alisha.
Kelly’s twin brother, Gregory Derham, is up next. Just kidding, I don’t think they’re related! Anyway, he’s got a bit of a Steve Van Zant/Ian Astbury/Russel Brand vibe going on, except he’s slightly toothy and effeminate-ish. Is that an Aussie accent?
Anyway, he loves Sophie. Thinks she’s got a good look to wear an enormous Marie Antionette dress. But Gregory, don’t we all? I think Sophie booked that one.
Annaliese is feeling good, heads to her next appointment, which is with Henry Lau. She fluffs up her hair before walking in. She’s very confident–almost too confident, if you ask me. Like, she’s really strutting now and it’s affecting her walk. Henry tells her that her posing is shaky. Uh oh! Reel it in, Annaliese! Then Henry asked her to walk again, in a different style. She did. Then he asked for a third walk. She knew right then that she wasn’t booking that one, because she knew she wasn’t giving him what he wanted. Poop.