The Girl Who Sank Without A Trace
Background information
Cycle 4
Episode 9
First aired May 4, 2016
Aired online
Challenge winner(s) Tuti Noor
First call-out(s) Sang In Kim
Asia's Next Top Model
Eliminated Tuti Noor
Featured Photographer Chan Wai Teik
Featured Director
Photo Shoot Neutrogena beauty shots while being splashed with water
Special guests Kenneth Goh, Amirrudin Ong, Desmond Yeo, Vincent Quek, Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw
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The Girl Who Sank Without A Trace is the ninth episode in the fourth cycle of Asia's Next Top Model. It is the forty-eight episode overall.

Episode Summary

While everybody else cheered over the fact that none of them was eliminated on the last judging panel, Tuti lamented on how she was supposedly eliminated but was given another chance by the judges. She confessed that she'd thought about whether or not she deserved the chance and even to quit. Several hours later, when the sun was barely shining through, the models were suddenly woken up by two burly men, shaking the girls off their sleeps and telling them to get ready for their activity that day. They were brought to the stadium, where it turned out that their uncomfortable waking up process wa a part of a sports-related challenge, headed by Kelly and Yu Tsai, complete with a runway behind them. The challenge required the girls to perform several excruciating fitness moves and then sprint to the backstage of the runway, get changed in their outfits and strut down the runway, all while keeping their composure.

The six models were divided into three teams of two, and none of the girls excelled in the fitness part of the challenge. Highlights from the runway part included Julian managing to change into her wardrobe in just 30 seconds, while Patricia decided to put on her garments while still wearing her sports outfit inside. Angie was terrified of not being able to see the end of the runway since she had to take her glasses off, but in the end managed to deliver a composed walk, with Tuti and Patricia also impressing. Yu Tsai then informed that Tuti is the winner of the challenge, and her reward is to enjoy a manicure treatment back at the model house, which she shared with Tawan.

Tawan, Tuti
Julian, Sang-in
Angie, Patricia

The next day, the models received a Cindy Mail mentioning "splash". The models were brought to the studio and were greeted by Yu Tsai, Kenneth Goh and the third placer of the previous cycle, Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw, who was also the face of Neutrogena, their sponsor for the day. The beauty shoot added a twist with the girls having to pose wearing no make-up while being splashed by water all around them. Each girls also received their own product and theme to portray.

Model Product Theme
Angie Ultra sheer waterlight sun block Confidence
Julian Hydro boost renewal serum Effortless beauty
Patricia Rainbath shower gel Indulgence
Sang-in Cucmber green hydrating oil cleanser Refreshing
Tawan Deep clean brightening mulberry ultra foam cleanser Freshness
Tuti Deep clean foaming cleanser Youthful innocence

Patricia started out rigid, but turned it out at the end, while Julian was deemed as boring throughout and Yu Tsai once again wasn't impressed with her inability to take directions. Sang-in opted not to overthink and just enjoy the flow of the photo shoot this time, and she impressed both Yu Tsai and Kenneth greatly, while Tawan and Tuti were criticized for taking their theme into a literal level and not giving enough layers and sophistication. Angie, on the other hand, had the most problems during the shoot. She was uncomfortable wearing her bikini top, which was see-through, and then her thin body frame couldn't handle the cold water splashed on her and she spent herself shivering in the middle of her shoot. However, after Yu Tsai stated that he won't give up on her, Angie pushed through and managed to deliver.

At the judging panel, everyone received mixed reviews for their photographs. Julian's shot was loved, but both Kenneth and Yu Tsai reprimanded her for being saved by the virtue of a lucky shot, and while Patricia was applauded for being able to take directions, she was noted for bringing too much high fashion appeal to the otherwise commercial shoot. Sang-in's shot impressed as well, but her body was deemed as too tense. As expected from their shoot, both Tuti and Tawan's final shots showing them in a shallow and literal interpretation of their respective themes, without actual depth or edge in each shots. Angie was praised for pulling through the difficult nature of the shoot, but she was questioned by Kelly, Cindy and Kenneth for her modesty instead of being professional. Yu Tsai, however, sided with Angie and noted how important it is to value one's choices for their body.

At the end, Sang-in stroke her third best performance, and was subsequently named the face of Neutrogena 2016. Julian, Patricia and a visibly shocked Angie followed, leaving best friends Tuti and Tawan in the bottom two, both for sinking after reaching high points prior to the top 6. Their scores were revealed and Tuti once again earned the lowest score, this time eliminating her for good from the competition, much to the dismay of the other girls.

Photo Shoots


Model Cindy Yu Tsai Kelly Kenneth Chal. Total
1 Sang In 10.0 9.5 9.0 8.5 8.3 45.3
2 Julian 10.0 9.5 10.0 6.5 7.5 43.5
3 Patricia 9.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 7.8 38.8
4 Angie 7.0 8.0 6.0 5.5 7.0 33.5
5 Tawan 26.0 7.0 33.0
6 Tuti 23.0 9.0 32.0
  • Tawan and Tuti's scores from the judges were not revealed.