The contestants all arrive at the house and are shown to their living quarters. The women are shown to the west wing of the mansion, which is where they will be staying. Blonde bombshells Eva and Tiffany quickly form a friendship due to similar interests.
ALLIANCE MADE: Eva and Tiffany (Blonde Ambition)
Natalie and Amara quickly deduce that they are among the youngest of the competition, and form a friendship.
ALLIANCE MADE: Natalie and Amara (The Young Bucks)
The men are shown to the east wing of the mansion. Ryan and Joey seem to form a quick friendship, and share their aspirations and goals in the competition.
ALLIANCE MADE: Joey and Ryan (Man Power)
The contestants get ready for the opening cocktail night, where the men and women are to meet each other for the first time. The cocktail party arrives, and the men and women all exchange greetings. Amara and Natalie meet Hayden and Shane, and the young participants figure out that they are the youngest in the competition. Hayden suggests the four stick together and form an alliance against the older contestants. Shane agrees, saying the young group won’t be taken as a threat. Amara and Natalie eventually agree.
ALLIANCE CHANGE: Amara, Hayden, Natalie and Shane (The Young Bucks)
Tiffany meets David, and the two bond over their similar professions. Chase tries his luck with Eva, who doesn’t show any interest in the young and vain model. The contestants are told that they will be split into two teams, decided by two team captains, whom will be determined by the first challenge of the competition. Eric begins flirting with the stern Veronica, who shows him little interest. Norah expresses her feminist views in a discussion, and Eva openly disagrees with her. The feisty Norah soon fires off at Eva, who fights back, with the back-up of Tiffany. Kelly comes to Norah’s aid, and soon, Liren jumps in and supports Norah and Kelly. Veronica stays out of the argument while the other women begin mouthing off at each other. Eva and Tiffany quickly leave the cocktail party, and David soon disappears. The rest of the contestants soon return to bed, besides Eric, Veronica, Chase and Kelly. Eric and Veronica have a hushed conversation and almost kiss. Meanwhile, Kelly attempts to woo the handsome Chase, but to no avail.
The following morning, the contestants receive instructions on the first challenge of the game: a 5km race. The first two contestants to pass the finishing line will be the captains of their respective teams, with the first place contestant getting the first pick.
CHALLENGE – 5km Race
All of the contestants line up to begin the race, and the gun soon goes off. Ryan, Joey and Kelly are quickly in the lead, meanwhile Shane and Natalie trail behind at the end. Chase keeps a steady pace near the front with Luca not far behind. Eva and Tiffany stick with each other, and Tiffany uses her charm to earn David’s aid in the race, which noticeably irritates Norah and Liren. Hayden and Veronica keep a steady pace behind the two bubbly blondes, meanwhile Hayden’s allies Shane, Natalie and Amara are at the back of the pack. As the race nears the end, it’s clear that Ryan and Kelly are going to be the first two across the line, with Joey a slight distance behind them both. The first one to cross the line is Ryan, and moments later, Kelly crosses the line. The other contestants finally arrive, with Eric coming in last place.
Results in order: Ryan, Kelly, Joey, Chase, Luca, Veronica, Eva, Tiffany, David, Hayden, Norah, Shane, Liren, Amara, Natalie, Eric.
Since he came first, Ryan gets the first pick for Team Red. Ryan quickly chooses Joey. For Team Blue, Kelly chooses Veronica, which irks Chase as he came in fourth. Ryan chooses Chase, much to his relief, and Kelly picks Luca. Ryan follows it up by choosing David, and Norah quickly accuses Ryan of trying to form an all-male team, and Liren agrees. Kelly chooses Hayden, which annoys Eva and Tiffany, who finished the race before him. After hearing Norah and Liren’s accusations, Ryan picks Eva, and Kelly counters by choosing Norah. Norah makes a snide remark saying she wouldn’t want to work with Ryan anyway. Eva persuades Ryan to pick Tiffany, and he does. Kelly chooses Liren, and Ryan follows it up by picking Shane. Kelly picks Amara, which leaves the last two: Natalie and Eric. Due to his position in the race, Ryan picks Natalie, and Eric heads to Team Blue.
TEAM RED – Ryan, Joey, Chase, David, Eva, Tiffany, Shane and Natalie
TEAM BLUE – Kelly, Veronica, Luca, Hayden, Norah, Liren, Amara and Eric
After the challenge, the contestants return to the house. Norah initiates an argument with Ryan about his predominantly male team, and is quickly backed by Liren and Kelly. Joey steps in to back up Ryan, and Chase jumps in to stop the argument, which upsets Kelly. Norah, Liren and Kelly agree to have each other’s backs and form an alliance.
ALLIANCE MADE: Kelly, Liren and Norah (Girls Unite)
Luca begins admiring Eva and Tiffany and tries to woo them with his cooking. The Young Bucks meet up secretly and say they will not be targeted because they aren’t viewed as a big threat in the game. Kelly tries to apologise to Chase for not picking him, but he is not impressed. Ryan and Joey notice this, and try to get Chase on their side. Chase eventually agrees to have their back.
ALLIANCE CHANGE: Chase, Joey and Ryan (Man Power)
David steals Tiffany away from Eva and Luca. Chase tries to cut in on Eva and Luca’s conversation, which angers the chef. The Young Bucks agree to keep their alliance a secret. Eric tries to seduce Veronica, but it doesn’t work.
The following morning, both teams receive their official uniforms, and the introduction of the second challenge. Each team must build a kart out of the materials supplied which can hold four people, meanwhile the other four people must pull/push the kart through a race track. The first team across the finishing line wins, and is same from elimination. The losing team must nominate three people for elimination, where the first eliminated contestant will be decided by the viewing audience. The person with the most votes will be eliminated, and in case of a tie, the ultimate decision will be made by the opposing team captain.
CHALLENGE – Build a Kart Race
Team Red elect for Eva, Tiffany, Shane and Natalie to sit in the kart, while Ryan, Joey, Chase and David will transport it. Team Blue have Veronica, Norah, Liren and Amara sitting in the kart, with Kelly, Luca, Hayden and Eric moving the kart, with Kelly purposely saying that Eric’s weight would’ve slowed the kart down. The challenge starts, and Man Power quickly work well together to construct the kart, where Shane and David try to contribute where needed. Eva and Tiffany noticeably do not contribute much, rather discussing the attractiveness of each male contestant. Meanwhile on Team Blue, Kelly has taken charge of her team, with Luca, Hayden and Veronica being her go-to team members. Red have their kart up and ready first, and they begin their journey. David trips and hurts his knee, which slows the team down, but he gets up and keeps pushing. Blue finally have their kart ready and start pulling. Kelly realises that keeping the unfit Eric out of the kart may have been a bad decision. David’s sore knee really slows the team down, to the point where Blue quickly catches up to them. However, Red is first to cross the finish line, with Blue not far behind.
WINNER: Team Red
Red celebrate their efforts, while Blue are disappointed that they will be short a team member tomorrow night. Eva and Tiffany are proud of their team, and begin flirting with Luca and David. Eric is annoyed that Luca is chatting with the enemies. Norah and Liren notice Eva and Tiffany’s flirting, and declare their disliking of them. Kelly confesses her hatred for Eva, but doesn’t admit it’s because Chase likes Eva, not her. The Young Bucks meet up together secretly, and Shane and Natalie agree to try and keep Hayden and Amara safe from elimination. Eric is down on himself for performing poorly in the challenge, and Veronica attempts to cheer him up.
Blue meet up in the nomination room, ready to put three of their team members up for elimination. Kelly nominates Eric for being the weakest link. Veronica, having a special admiration for Eric, disagrees, and suggests that Amara is the weakest link and votes for her. Luca votes for Liren, and Liren retorts by saying he only nominated her because he is in cahoots with Eva and Tiffany. Hayden nominates Eric, and Norah goes to nominate Eric, but changes her mind openly and goes for Luca. Liren also nominates Luca out of pettiness, which shocks Kelly, who acknowledges that Luca is a strong team player. Amara nominates Eric for being the weakest link, and Eric agrees with Veronica and nominates Amara. With three votes for Eric, two for Luca and Amara, and one for Liren, the first trio up for elimination is decided.
UP FOR ELIMINATION: Eric, Luca and Amara