Looks like 4-5 weeks at short notice, ‘some time mid-year’ is as much as they say on the website.
I bet there’s a lot of Asians able to give up that sort of time, especially for the US$100,000 prize: 1/10 of the US version.
I doesn’t look like a very good deal actually. I found a news report from Thailand quoting the organisers as saying that they’re hoping to get some big-name sponsorship. So we’ve got few sponsors and minimal prize money that you don’t get until after the show is broadcast - which will be at an unspecified date in the future. Add to the mix a probable paucity of competitors and ask yourself if you’re prepared to fly to an unspecified location in Asia at your own expense, at short notice, for the initial selection.
OK, you may be a great team but will there be enough great teams to get this show off the ground?
They’re looking for people who are going to make good TV. It’s about interpersonal drama, shock, disappointment, conflict, etc. That means the audience has to identify with the contestants. Two whities aren’t going to be interesting, and the %age of Asian people with the time, energy, and adventurousness (is that a word?) to make a go of this is lower than in the west
A white girl with an Asian male sounds like a good proposal, especially if he’s a fireman, artist, surfer or something else interesting. White guy and asian girl? Only if there’s something unique about them. I bet they end up with a bunch of foreign-born Chinese/Indians who look the part but aren’t in the work/school rat race.