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Laura heads to the fourth designer’s HQ, Nude is Rude. Her guide is like, “That’s not true.” HA! The designer here really needs a brush and a nap. She looks TIRED.
Anyway, she’s looking to grow her brand (only a year old) throughout Asia, so she needs strong modeling. Laura smiles hopefully and nervously. Laura does her first walk in some kind of pant-suit, and Nude is Rude doesn’t love her walk. She says Laura looks good in the clothes, but her walk is off. So much for the redemption arc.
Annaliese meets with Kelly’s twin, Gregory. He’s so nice, though, I feel bad for making fun of his looks. But that’s what this is all about!
He puts Annaliese in a banana bikini. A bananakini? Like, black and gold sequined bra with a black bikini bottom covered in sequined 3D bananas. Wow. When Annaliese walks in the bananakini, she really struts and lets the bananas wiggle. Gregory, of course, loves it. He thinks she’s sexy and has lots of character.
Laura tags Annaliese as she heads into meet with Gregory. He puts her in a red mirrored disco dress with a big headdress. She poses weirdly in the way only Laura can (which designers love), and then she walks. It’s still no good.
Sophie meets with Henry Lau, who puts her in the same exact dress Annaliese wore. And she does much better than Annaliese did. Henry thinks she’s confident and sexy. Basically, he likes her face. And I feel stupid writing that, because it’s a show about modeling.
I like Annaliese’s vibe with her Hong Kong model companion. They seem genuinely friendly with each other, and she asks him to help coach her into being more calm for her Nude is Rude go-see. Cute.
Laura, meanwhile, heads to Henry Lau (who, by the way, designs for a line called “Spy”). He really likes her hair and her look, but he doesn’t mention anything about her walk. Ah, cliffhanger!
Sophie goes to Nude is Rude, and the designer (Marisa) liked her pretty much. No problems here. Marisa also loved Annaliese’s walk and her attitude and her hair. So that’s cool. It might come down to only Brits in this finale!
Three hours later, in the dark, the girls and their male escorts (heehee) meet Gregory’s twin sister on a boat. This time, it’s the iconic boat of Hong Long, this one called Aqua Luna.
Kelly has feedback for everyone, including who booked and who didn’t. Laura? She was pretty and nice, but she walked shitty. Tell her something she doesn’t know. Sophie and Annaliese? Half the designers loved one, half the designers loved the other one. Annaliese was bubbly and exotic, and Sophie was great, too.
Laura booked two shows, actually. Wow! She gets $2000 Hong Long dollars. Annaliese? She booked three shows (her goal), so she gets $3-large. Sophie? She booked all four. Wow. Four stacks. Plus, Sophie’s going to be the face of Nude is Rude for the next year. Like, internet shots, catalog, etc. I laugh a little when I check out the Nude is Rude website and see all the clothes photographed on mannequins.
(Whoops, sorry, lost my focus, listening to bossa nova versions of famous songs on YouTube. Wedding dinner research, of course. Also, LOLing at “Radio Disney” version of heavy metal songs. Wiping tears from my eyes.)
Kelly seems resigned to being nice to these girls. Like, “Fine, you made it this far, ugh.” Anyway, first the girls just won a boat full of clothes (or was it just Sophie?), AND they’re expected to go spend those Hong Long dollars on the town tonight, as “power girls” living large. Party! The party consists of…the three girls and their three escorts? That’s it? On that boat?
Sophie shakes up champagne and sprays it directly at people. That’s fine when someone wins the World Series, but otherwise, that’s annoying. Whatever, they party it up and dance. Laura informs us that this is the lifestyle she wants to live, and she’s not far from it. That’s true. But you’re going to use up your beauty FAST if you live this way every day. Oh, by the way, they ARE at a club. Alone.