“All right, ladies, I know you’ve had a long flight, but there’s no time for rest yet,” Harley told them as soon as they reached the base camp. “An iconic model must be able to travel and fit in well with other cultures. Let’s go to the market square and I’ll explain this week’s skill challenge to you.”
Once they reached the square, Harley explained, “The first part of your skill challenge is to meet a local and have them teach you two French songs. You will be scored on how well you interact with the locals, so you must stay within sight of me at all times.”
Ariel was the first to spot a woman walking by, so she ran over and began socializing with her.
Next, Jessica approached a French man walking along the street and she approached him. He immediately began flirting with her, but she politely explained that she was interested in learning the French songs. At the same time, Gabrielle went into one of the shops.
Another lady came by and Malala started learning the songs from her. Meanwhile, Ariel discovered the woman she was talking to wasn’t actually a local, so Ariel had to look for someone else to help her.
Finally Ariel found a very scary looking woman who was able to teach her.
When Jessica learned the songs from the French man, she called Gabrielle over to help her out.
Finally the girls had each learned the songs, and Harley gathered them together again.
“You’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice those songs before you need to perform them for me,” he said.
“Since we’re in France, I think we should go see some of the sights now,” he announced.
Harley took them to visit an ancient burial mound and started taking some photographs of the place. Malala decided to practice singing one of the songs she’d learned and Gabrielle heckled her!
Harley was absolutely furious with her. He shouted at her for being rude and mean, and sent her back to the base camp.
The three other girls had a pleasant afternoon seeing sights and socializing. Later, Harley took them to the cafe for dinner.
Meanwhile, Gabrielle had nothing to do but read a book on her Multitab.
In the evening, Harley and the other models returned to the base camp and he thanked them for a lovely evening. “It’s time for you to get your make-overs and get some rest for tomorrow,” he told them.
All four models got their make-overs, but something seemed to go a little wrong with Malala’s make-up!
In the morning, they left for their first French photo shoot.
(This time there will be no preview of the first photo shoot, as there isn’t an appropriate location to display the results.)
Stay tuned for another episode of the Iconic Model Challenge on Friday, when you’ll see the conclusion of the skill challenge, and the final photo shoot will take place. Then the group will return to Isla Paradiso and the photographs will be presented for judging!