Words and Photos by Gilbert.
This past Sunday, Nongshim America hosted a meet in conjunction with DSPORT and the up and coming Reality Show #RollModels where it’s based on the lives of 6 Import Models in the scene today at K1 Speed, Irvine, CA. There was a decent turnout in a good variety of cars and Its JDM Yo!!! had a huge presence there as well. The day was filled with various activities that the models had to perform to win “points” on the show and basically was a head to head competition. The models in attendance in no particular order were Gina Darling, Danielle Lo, Michelle Yee, Nikita Esco, Beckie Joon and Melyssa Grace.
Big Abe was also in attendance doing his thing with the bling.
The Models were gathered together and basically went over the agenda of the day.
First task at hand: Get people to sign up for new subscriptions for DSport. The models quickly went to work getting people to sign up.
Gina Darling being extra cheesy to get It’s JDM Yo!!! Founder Tony Lee to sign up
As well as “the Godfather” of It’s JDM Yo!!! Mikee
Sizing up the competition
Danielle Lo was reaching out to the other guys from Its JDM Yo as well
Scarlett from the reality show KTOWN was trying out Big Abe’s Bling
The Second Task of the day was the Ramen Eating Contest. Models searched the crowd for potential competitors and I was chosen to team up with Team Danielle Lo. A lot of people were thinking I would put up a good fight in the contest but I failed. Sorry Danielle that we didn’t win! Unfortunately I was participating in the contest so I don’t have any photos to show you guys but I’m sure there’s plenty of coverage of the event elsewhere on the web such as The Chronicles or Autoshowevents.
Which leads us to the 3rd Task the models had to do. Race Room was one of the vendors and they have this driving simulator game similar to Forza or Gran Turismo 5 for you gamers out there. The models were asked to participate in a race among themselves.
Just like real life, girls like to check their hair, make up, cell phone, etc… before driving, maybe even during…
Competition was fierce since Gina Darling is a regular gamer model in the industry.
After the Race Room races, they were brought into K1 Speed for some real go-kart action.
A little bit of downtime as the girls and the crew had their quick lunch of Nongshim Instant Ramen
A quick equipment check from all the girls to make sure the helmets fit properly.
Scarlett made sure Melyssa’s was working properly by head-butting her.
Making sure all the seatbelts were taut, because safety comes first.
Nikita Esco in #24
Gina Darling in #19
Beckie Joon in #12
Melyssa Grace started in #1 Position in Car # 27
Danielle Lo #8 leads the pack after Melyssa and Nikita
As expected, can’t have a day at the G0-Karts without someone spinning out and some bumping fun.
The final task of the day was the models gathered together to take a quick look at the remaining cars at the meet to decide which car they loved the most. The winner of the model’s favorite car was to receive 1 year’s supply of Nongshim Instant Ramen. Notbad.jpg
Gina spotted our It’s JDM Yo!!! mascot acting silly in the crowd so she was pointing and laughing at him.
Minh from Royal Origin got plenty of attention with his Lexus IS
In the end, the battle was between our own GT-R35 driven by Slow Kuruma and our own BB6 Prelude driven by Chris R.
Slow Kuruma being a humble fellow decided to give his votes to Chris who took home the 1 year supply of Ramen.
Later on, some announcements about the girls’ progress throughout the reality show. Michelle Yee was quite happy here.
Melyssa Grace was also celebrating a bit as well and receiving cheer from her co-stars.
After a long day, models and attendees were exhausted so we all had to bid each other farewell as we return to our normal lives.