A behind-the-scenes look at filming 'Squid Game: The Challenge' with Pashyn Santos and Allison Chu
For Hawaii’s Pashyn Santos and Allison Chu, competing in the Netflix series “Squid Game: The Challenge” was unlike anything they’ve ever done.
Out of some 90,000 applicants from around the world, Santos and Chu were both chosen to be in a cast of 456 people vying for a chance to win $4.56 million.
Santos — a writer, actress and comedian — was player 368. Meanwhile, Chu — former Miss Hawaii and Miss Hawaii USA — was player 274.
Spoiler alert: Both girls got eliminated after the Dalgona round of the competition. In that round, contestants must carefully carve a specific shape out of a honeycomb-like candy without breaking it. They chose between a circle, triangle, star and the most challenging — the umbrella.
Ultimately, both Chu and Santos ended up in the umbrella line.
Despite leaving the show early on, they said it was an experience they would never forget, and they were happy to make Hawaii proud.
In this episode of Island Beat, we talk to both of them to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like filming "Squid Game: The Challenge."