The models make their way through Hong Kong to attend go-sees, where one of the women loses her confidence and crumbles under the pressure. At the photo shoot for the “America’s Next Top Model” fragrance, Dream Come True, the stakes are raised as the models pose in front of the client, Hatch Beauty founder Ben Bennett.
The models are challenged with having to learn a fight sequence and act in a scene with Nicholas Tse, international actor and pop star. The pressure is on as the women have to pose while harnessed atop a high rise tower in extreme rain and wind.
The final six women head to Macau, where they get a reading from an astrologer and are challenged with re-creating their auras through fashion and beauty. At the photo shoot, the models have to pose in exquisite silk gowns, while accessorized with silkworms crawling on their bodies.
The models go to castings for the opportunity to open a fashion show for one of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize finalists with fashion’s elite, including Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman in attendance. At a photo shoot, a few of the women struggle while modeling heavy Hello Kitty couture gowns.
The models are tasked with creating a PSA with some young girls for an anti-bullying campaign, where the winners of the challenge will receive a personal video message from a loved one. At a photo shoot, singer Estelle models with the women, who have to pose as art installations during a dinner party.
Jessica Sutta and Nadine Coyle
The women are mentored by “America’s Next Top Model All-Star” winner Lisa D’ Amato as they are divided into teams to create and record music videos. One model in particular has a tough time catching on to the choreography. At the video shoot, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta and Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle are brought in to offer their expertise.
The women head to Toronto for fashion week where they have to go on castings to book modeling jobs. Some of the models get discouraged when they don’t book any runway shows. At the photo shoot, the women pose in foliage while being covered in maple syrup. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join guest judge Beverly Johnson and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for elimination.
The American women start to break down while the British rally together. One of the women feels defeated and considers leaving the competition. At the challenge, the models are asked to create their own television commercial. During the photo shoot, the women model British couture hats while posing in vintage American cars. Kelly Cutrone and Nigel Barker join J. Alexander and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for elimination.
The models create an ad campaign that requires casting, wardrobe and props. Kelly Cutrone mentors the girls during the challenge, but some of the ladies cannot handle her criticism. Cat Deeley is a guest judge.
The models receive makeovers, but some of them are unhappy with their new looks. Later, the ladies pose as toddlers in a photo shoot with Kris Jenner and her daughters Kendall and Kylie.
The 18th season begins with seven American models competing against seven British hopefuls who were previously featured on “Britain’s Next Top Model.” At the first photo shoot, the ladies pose as famous British and American public figures. Kelly Osbourne is a guest judge.